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The PAPERWALKER Journal is a nearly daily updated weblog of character designer Florian Satzinger in which he shares bits and pieces of his character design work, processes, visual development, inspirations and reference materials of current, past and future projects, such as Toby Skybuckle© for France and Japan based Ankama Group LLC and John Starduck© for France and US based Tigobo Animation Studios. ©2014 World rights reserved. | 20,453,437 views | 17,051 subscribers



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Monday, March 31, 2008

Drawn Rope Course




"Don't touch the floor!" (That reminds me of one of the funniest sports-games in PE/school sport: The Piratenspiel, a risky tag game of sorts)

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Yum-Yum


Talking of inspiration and influence, here's a sort of short list of some of my dearest wondergirls and wonderboys. Enjoy:

Clio Chiang (Clio acts on the brain, she's amazing)
Shannon Tidle (His works are drop-dead superb)
Jake Parker (I'm satisfied that he's a Toby Skybuckle incarnate)
Ryan Wood (He's work/blog keeps me from work)
Shane Lewis (Well, he never ceases to amaze me)
Matt Williames (Simply brilliant)
John Nevarez (Well, it's John - he always puts us to shame)
Martin Wittig (You hinder me from work, too!!)
Oliver Kurth (The drinks are on me)
Ivan Oviedo (He's a brilliant animator)
Mel Milton (Well, it's Mel!)
David Coleman (A front two artist)
Francisco Herrera and Humberto Ramos (Hey men!)
Stephen Silver (Silver Surfer!)
Thierry Martin (Just naturally ueber-talented)
Uli Meyer (Sir!)
Bobby Chiu (Sir!)
Lou Romano (Doctor!)
Rob Dunlavey (Ahead of the pack)
Kurtz And Friends (Style!)
Alex Madrigal (Strong)

To be continued. This is certainly not the end of the list. By the by: Many of "my others" you can find in my links to the right. As Chad, Matt, Will, Jason ... and Flaviano and Federico and Sebastien ... oh boy, I shouldn't have started this...

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

My (Blue) Style...



...well, not really. I'm more from the nice-ducks-side of the drawing world but in this very project (where this critter is from) the goal is is not to be nice. And I'm enjoying that a lot.
I suppose Eric (who is a big inspiration to me) may like it. Hopefully anyway.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Old Style


This is not from me. I bought this wonderfully watercoloured piece in an antiquarian bookshop in Milano, last week. I'm not sure if this drawing is just an old children's book illustration or maybe something related to animation. Unfortunately, the artist left no signature or date on it. Anyway, I really like its early animation style and warm colouring.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Blue Pencils

Update (Friday, March 21, 2008): I used to like going for walks.



---- previous post (SAT, March 15, 2008) ----



Alright, I set off now (as the boys* above). It's time for some work-related things abroad and a few days of relax over Easter. Happy Easter!

*Those roughs were for an ad agency's pitch to their client... 'hope they liked it.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

2nd Royal Styrian Drawing Jam





This is just a quick reminder for those who are interested in participating: Next (#2) installment: Friday, March 14, 2008, Forum Stadtpark, "Saloon Lounge", 2nd floor (1.Stock), Graz-Steiermark, Austria. Starting at 5:00 p.m. (17:00h). Bring your pencils, paper and questions and join us for drawing, insight, information, inspiration and fun.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Steampunk Copter; Referee




Uh oh... the literally dark side of my concept art.





These are "older" (2007) concept pieces. They fit nicely with the friedly alien below, don't they?
Photo: The Pentecost "Hoppi-Copter", Righter Family Archives

Monday, March 03, 2008

The Friendly Alien




Apropos Royal Styrian Drawing Jam: This is the well-mannered extra-terrestrial I did at the 1st jam.