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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. | 19,512,455 views | 16,856 subscribers



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Monday, December 29, 2008

Toby's New Year

I wish you all a Happy New Year! I for one will start working on Toby Skybuckle I (besides StarDucks of course), in January. Cheers and big thanks to Crisse and the good girls 'n' boys from Soleil Productions for letting this boy's adventures begin...



...I call this, btw, a Swiss sword. And I've had a few optional Austrian-Salzburgian extras installed ;)

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Something Special

This Christmas, I got a wonderful present from Achdé. A copy, fresh from the press, of his newest Lucky Luke* comic album...


...including this incredibly wonderful illustrated inscription. What a gift:


So, now it's on me to give away some goodies to Achdé and Crisse... wait and see :)

*For those who are not familiar with this very cowboy: Lucky Luke (Wiki article)

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Big Christmas Stocking

Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year!




Thursday, December 18, 2008

Star Router

Update: The finished piece... (colour palette included)





The original post from this morning:

I should finish this rough piece today sometime but I've a massive headache from that party battle yesterday. Let's see what this does to the colours...


Thursday, December 11, 2008

StarDucks Design Work By Degrees

By this example (I showed the finished piece "birdish critter on horse" once before) a great inspiring key element was a sort of external component, a design driven clay figurine of a horse bought at a crafts shop while I was in Montevideo some months ago...


Btw, much more about the StarDucks project and its influences and thoughts behind will follow in the next issue of the GOmotion Magazine... (Cheers to Marta)




Monday, December 08, 2008

Yellow Critters

As mentioned before, these kippers are from a closed/stopped project...


...still like the colours.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Talking Inspiration...

Not only do the colours of Carl Spitzweg's paintings bring inspiration my way but also the concept gives me a boost. And look (butterfly!) how well that panned out for this New Yorker homage ("The Many Faces of Eustace Tilley") I did last January:

Image source ("Der Schmetterlingsjaeger"): Wikimedia

The Butterfly Catcher is, btw, one of my favorite paintings. Oh, and sorry for posting something old... but I promise to improve with the next post ;)



Update: The same - I'm referring to the colour palette - is true for these characters from a different project (which will never be made, but it was big fun while it lasted):