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Monday, September 07, 2009

Bearish Bird

Or it's a birdish bear, it's a critter with a pecker? Anyway, it's a candidate for inclusion in "Birds & Pencils"!

Colour palette

Photo: Wikimedia

Images ©2009 by Satzinger & Hardenberg. World rights reserved.

Sorry for being away for a while! Big thanks to everyone who's viewed and commented on my sketches and things!


  1. Gross. Geile Farben. Echt schön.

  2. Came across your blog recently and ended up browsing through each and every artwork of yours. Really amazing stuff... Instant fan and follower. Great designs! :)

  3. Love the design. I can't help but find inspiration from your work. Thanks for sharing. So gonna paint now.

    kidfrodo.com - sketchblog

  4. So amazing ! And I love it !
    Je cherchais un sketchbook de vos travaux, mais il ne semble pas en exister...

  5. Joern, vielen Dank, rote Johannisbeeren haben mich auf die Farben gebracht :o)

    Sinu, many thanks for your kind comment!

    Kalonji! CHEERS!

    Carl, great! :)

    Ideo, THANK YOU!! :o)

  6. REaly nice again ..!!!
    Love that work on colors..!
    I learn.. I learn

  7. Loving the looseness and energy in each design. Can't wait for the next one and when is this book coming out!

  8. Thanks for showing your color process. The concept art at the bottom is great...and the raw color palette next to the berries all make for a great series of illustrations.

  9. I like it Florian , i hope you can finish it some day.
    .I would like see it!

  10. Amazing, Florian, as always.
    I have a question: Was the character originally supposed to be the "A" in "READ"? The last sketch seems to suggest that :D

    Cheers, my friend!

  11. Your crawings make me happy, so hope it's ok that I use some off them as background on my computer? Keeps my spirits up all day long :)

    Keep up the amazing work, I will be watching :D

  12. Ops... it should say DRAWINGS in my comment...