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Monday, August 02, 2010

Duck Raffle: Win This Original Rough Sketch!

Update: The Duck Raffle ends on Monday, August 9th 2010, 22:00h (MET) and I'll announce the winner right here on Monday.


Final Update: The winner is Tom Galvin from Dublin, Ireland! Many, many thanks to all of you for the lovely feedback. Every single comment here made me smile bigger and bigger. CHEERS!

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First off, I'm willing to own up that I'm addicted to ducks and mad motor rides with legs and beaks. Sorry BTW for posting just rough pieces at the moment and no finished things and sorry for the lack of replies to comments and e-mails - I'm a little underequipped here. In fact, I'm posting from a netbook and time is running way too fast here in NYC.


Second off (I stole this idea BTW from Jake Parker), I will send the original rough sketch here together with a signed copy of my book "Birds And Pencils" to a randomly selected blog visitor from this posting's comment section. The only thing you have to do is to tell me who you are and what you do or how you found my blog. I'm just curious who comes around here. Thank you in advance!


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84 comments:

  1. I'm Ryan Hagen, i'm a character animator and I found your blog one day when I was looking for some concept art to inspire me, that was probably 5 or 6 years ago I would think. Still here:)

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  2. Hello! I'm Avner Geller, I am 4th year computer animation sutdent at Ringling College. My friend and I found your blog a loooong time ago while blog surfing. You are on my google reader since then! thanks for all the wonderful posts :)

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  3. I'm Justin Rodgers, a photographer from the DC area. I found you through another blog, but it was a couple years ago so I have no idea which one it was. Maybe drawn.ca? I don't know. Anyway, I love your work and it's been my desktop image on multiple occasions. I'd love to own some!

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  4. Hey! I'm Omar Elhindi. I'm 17, in Ontario and want to be an animator.
    I love art and animation.
    Hmm, I found out about you from the Art Center I think.
    Thanks for the awesome drawing inspiration!

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  5. My names Michael. Currently I work as an artist for a kids toy/video game startup. I found your blog via a link from another blog a long while back (cant for the life of me remember what blog it was). Anyways, I added you to my RSS reader and have been quietly following your postings since.

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  6. I was born to draw. I draw a lot of things and like an only child, sometimes I look for a big brother/sister to get advice.Case in point-how I found you. Thank you for being you unappologetically, it gives me strength...
    -Robert Trujillo/Tres

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  7. My name is Gia Luc and I am a freelance artist. I found your blog through Google Reader. It was recommended to me through it.

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  8. I'm Josh and I make iPad/iPhone apps. I found your blog from a friend who is a comic book artist.

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  9. From Canada, can't remember how I came across your blog but I actually come here for the rough stuff. Dig your style.

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  10. Hello, my name is Kevin Harden. Iv'e been a tattooing since 1992. The Character Design Blog is where I first was exposed to your sketches and artwork.
    I love the flow, mass and movement of your sketches. Even "simple" designs have lots of weight. Very Inspirational. :0)

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  11. I'm Pascal. I am part programmer, part animator.
    I clicked on a link to your site in someone's blogroll. Although I cannot remember the site it was one, I am thankful I clicked it :-).

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  12. Hello! My name is Javier Molina and I'm an aspiring Character Designer. I found your blog through a site called creaturebox.com. They had you under links and i've been a fan since! I love your rough sketches..

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  13. I'm Nicole, an illustrator based out of LA, and I think I originally found your blog through Harald Siepermann's. I love the sheer sense of fun that comes through in your drawings - they're lovely.

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  14. I'm Etienne, from France. I do mural painting (and some pictures ans other things...). I followed different links to come here, and have no regrets :)

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  15. Hi, i´m Sergio García. I´m illustrator and character designer working now at Spain. I found your blog about three years ago when i was just watching for new inspiration blogs. this is the drawing
    i did when i found your blog.

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  16. Kev - UK. Video producer by day aspiring artist by night. Found your blog a while back from another blog. Sorry can't remember which one, but subscribed to your RSS feed. Been following your work since. Awesome

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  17. I'm Steven, from Belgium. A professional cartoonist and comic book artist. Been following your blog for as long as i can remember. It's been quite an inspiration.

    I already bought your book (and am waiting for it to arrive) but a signed copy - and what's more: the sketch!) would be welcomed with awe.

    Keep up the good work. And keep posting!

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  18. Hi! My name is Daniel Lindskog and I'm a freelancing Illustrator from Sweden.
    Found your blog a couple of years ago, when I was searching for the best duck-illustrations in the world. Have been a fan ever since and never miss a post...thanks for the inspiration

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  19. Hey Florian! I've been following the blog for years. I think I stumbled on it through another artist's blog linking to yours.

    My name is Adam Kaszycki. I'm in Oakland, CA and am now officially a crazy character animator having just graduated from Animation Mentor.

    Love the character in your designs. Keep up the inspirational works. Just picked up your pick at Comic-Con. Cheers!

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  20. Hey Florian, great idea!
    My name's Sarah, and I only found out about your work very recently - I think it was in Computer Arts Project magazine?
    So I googled you and found your blog. Really love your style.
    I'm currently an animation student at Animation Mentor at night, and work in publishing during the day.
    Keep up the great work!

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  21. Hi, my name is Michael and I am a Media and Interaction Design student with interests in Animation and Illustration. I found your blog due to the videos exhibited in the arse electronica a few months ago.

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  22. Hey man. Tom from Ireland, background and storyboard artist. Been so long since I stumbled across your blog I can't remember how or when I found it. Every time you post my google reader duly dleivers some eyecandy. Keep up the good work man always inspirational.

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  23. Hi! i am Nicte Kono, i am from Guatemala, for now i am living in japan... and i am graphic designer.
    I follow your blog from 1 year ago... maybe... i find you following links in other blog.

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  24. I am from Romania, and because your style remind me of http://theetheringtonbrothers.blogspot.com/...

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  25. Hi Florian, I'm Javier, from Argentina. I work doing children story books, comics and character designs. I found your blog a lot of time ago, don't remember where, for sure linked in other character designer blog.
    Very best!!

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  26. Hey hey,

    I'm a freelance illustrator (temporarily of the struggling, poverty stricken variety) and I think I found you through the Art Center blog, that a friend from a studio I occasionally work for recommended me. Really dig your stuff, keep on inspiring!

    -Dave

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  27. Allo!
    I'm !sabelle Angell and I'm an illustrator (fashion illustrator for the moment) from Montreal. Really love what you do and the stories behind it. Always puts a smile on a rainy day.. ok and on sunny days too ;) I found your blog.. ummm.. I think is was from surfing from blog to blog and looking at the favorite sites of people and voilà! I ended up on yours! Lucky me :D
    !

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  28. hi, i'm john bautista. illustrator from an ad agency here in the middle east. so i basically draw pretty much most of the time. i stumbled upon ur blog while blog surfing about arts and stuff, and that inspired me to rebuild my blog once again. i get a lot of push browsing at other artist's works:-D

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  29. Hi, I'm Frank, Illustrator and Grafics Designer from Roesrath (near Cologne / Germany) I work an a wit my Cintiq on a Mac, doing mostly childrensboook Illustrations at the moment. I really liked you style when I first saw it. I followed a link from another blog (don't know which one anymore) and got stuck. I subscribed imediately. :)

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  30. My name is Doug Jones. I live in Tennessee, USA. I am a humorous illustrator. I LOVE your ducks! I have been looking at your blog for a few years now. I think I found it through Blogger somehow. Probably a link somewhere.

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  31. Hi there,

    I'm Justin and I live in the San Francisco area. I'm studying animation and illustration, I really love story telling.

    I came across your work while on vacation in Vancouver last summer. I was immediately drawn to your style of drawing and have been following your blog ever since.

    I really appreciate that you share your process so frequently and show your rough drawings.

    Cheers!

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  32. Good morning! My name is Kurt Kress. I'm a toy designer in Orange county, ca. My background was animation,product design and amusement park design.
    I made the connection here through the Superpunch blogspot. I will be coming back to keep an eye on what your up to. Fun stuff! Take care. Kurt

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  33. This is David Leonard. I am an illustrator. I am not sure how I found you. It might have been on dark and lonely night...surfing.
    www.davidleonard.com/blog

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  34. Hey Florian!
    I'm Andreja, a drawing enthusiast from Serbia. Found you while jumping through several blogs and liked what I saw.
    All the best ;)

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  35. Hello!
    I am Ryan Robertshaw, I'm a technical writer, and I doodle in my spare time.
    I found your blog through Super Punch.
    I think your work is extraordinary.

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  36. Heya Florian, my name JonHart and I'm Animator living in Toronto at the moment. I found your blog back in the first year of college well blog surfing. I've been hooked ever since. Showing your process really inspired my own process to grow as an artist from.

    Thanks

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  37. Hello, my name is Shane. I am a freelance illustrator and animator. I was looking for inspirational blogs to keep me going and inspire me and I came across yours. Love to see your process and your roughs are great to look at. They have so much energy and life to them. Keep up the postings!

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  38. My name is Steve and I am a videographer and graphic designer for a church in Nashville. I found your blog via a link on superpunch.blogspot.com

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  39. Hi!
    I'm Carlos I'm a some kind of artist, and i found trough a superpunch link

    Congratulations for your blog, i love your artwork!

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  40. Hi my name is Faisal im from Kuwait. i am an editorial cartoonist and tv/film director, writer and producer. i mainly do animation.
    ive read about you on character design blog and i ended up here! :OP
    anyways i already got a copy of your book and i dont mind a second copy;O)
    tc

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  41. Hello, my name is Luis and I'm an alcoholic...oops, I mean...my name is Luis and I'm a web developer. I'm from Ecuador

    I love drawing as a hobby and follow a bunch of artists' blogs. I found yours via a link from some other blog (don't remember which) and was impressed with your style.

    I already bought a copy of your book, it should be arriving next week :) but a signed copy and a sketch would be more than awesome.

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  42. My name is Charles Raymond and I am a stay at home dad and part time Graphic Design student. I would love to tell you how I found your blog, but honestly I can not remember. I am a major duck fan though, so I had to keep following it when I did come across it!

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  43. I'm Nasan Hardcastle and have worked as a digital artist in console games, children's e-learning, and a few other odds and ends.
    It's been so long ago when I first started following your blog, I don't remember where I first discovered it. I imagine it was probably through someone's links of artists.
    Rest assured, I'll be following it for a long time. :)

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  44. Hi, I'm Cal from Scotland. During the day I'm a cameraman / editor and at night I'm putting together my first children's book. For the last four or five years I've been doing cartoons for the local weekly paper. Can't remember how I first came across this blog but it always cheers me up to come here!

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  45. Hi, I'm Lucienne and I am an illustrator & graphic designer working full time and also freelancing from home.
    Most of my personal work starts as pencil sketches of characters painted digitally. But on my day job I do a lot of designing, mostly vector characters and objects. I found your blog a couple weeks ago through Character Design blog where they had an interview; and have been following happily since.

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  46. Hi, I'm Riki, an illustrator and web designer in New Zealand. I stumbled onto your site while looking for inspirational artworks and have been following you on RSS ever since!

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  47. Heya... I'm Charles, and I'm a software engineer recently laid off after 14 years in the video game industry. In my spare time, I enjoy creating art and hanging out with my wife and two kids. I found your blog via theartcenter.blogspot.com. Love your art -- keep up the greak work!

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  48. Hi, I'm Alessandro. I'm a character animator. I've found your blog on the web some years ago. If I just remember i was looking for character design stuff and your blog popped up. Then I met you during Nemoland thanks to Luca, and on May I have been helping you with the translation during you lecture (do you remember...? :D). Your blog is great and full of good learning sources! Greetings!

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  49. -I'm Steve Marshall.
    -I'm a cg animator (who has secret aspirations to use his new-found animation powers in traditionally animated cartoons! Hahahahaaa!)
    -I found your blog (I think) through the character design blog.
    -Your machine in this post bears a striking resemblance to you elephant with a beak. Coincidence?

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  50. Hi there. I'm Iain in the UK. I'm currently half way through my first novel and busy making paper sculptures/artwork.
    I can't be sure how I first came across your blog but I have most recently seen the feature in Computer Arts magazine and on this occasion I came from http://superpunch.blogspot.com/

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  51. Hi, I'm Amanda, trained as an architect and currently on a team designing a sizable office building in CA. I've always had a passion for art/graphics/visual arts...esp illustration. I think I found your blog through the Lines and Colors blog and have followed you for a year now. Anyways, love your style and more importantly, seeing the process you put up.

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  52. hi Florian, my name is Steve from Rimouski a french place in québec, canada and i found your blog 4 years ago by folowing a link from john navarez blog. I draw comic book and i really like the way you catch life and movement in your drawing... always one of the 2 first blog i look each day... tanx to share this with us!

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  53. Hello,

    I am Matt and I am a Dad. Well I am a dad with kids who love to draw. Growing up I loved art and drawing, enough to minor it in college. Now I put my talents on lunch bags and scribbles with the kids.
    I came across your blog through Mark McDonnal's blog.
    I come here with the kids weekly to check up on stuff, they love what they see and try to make copies of their own. It's been a great way to spur their imagination.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  54. I'm Brian and I'm from Ontario, Canada, I'm a designer/storyboard artist. I've been to your blog for such a long time.. I honestly don't remember how I got here in the first place.. I thing I'm pretty sure you must've been linked from someone else's blog.. once I saw your drawings i kept returning..

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  55. I'm Tim, I live in Australia and I'm an animator. I found your blog through 'the art center' blog.

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  56. My Name is Nehemiah, I am an animator/artist, recently graduated from school and now interning. I Think it was the art center there was a list of names and I was randomly clicking on names and found yours.

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  57. I do a comic about a group of kids trapped in a haunted house www.hauntedcomic.com

    I came from Super Punch.

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  58. I'm Shawn Boyles a character designer in Utah and I can't remember how I found your blog, I've been coming here for awhile.

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  59. My name is Teodor Ajduk from Serbia.
    I found this blog looking for interesting things about animation approximately 4 ago.
    I'd love to have some of your work in my home as encouragement for future work because I am now unemployed.

    I am 2d animator and I will try to stay that in the future.
    I studied alone because there is no proper jedi master of animation.
    More than 15 years work also as director, production designer, storyboard artist on tv ads, opening credits for tv shows and few tv games.


    Meant a lot to me even if you looked at these links:
    http://animationinventory.blogspot.com/
    http://www.youtube.com/user/animationinventory
    http://s466.photobucket.com/albums/rr21/ajdukt/?start=all
    http://www.youtube.com/user/animationinventorycv

    All the best

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  60. Hi my name is Evic, i'm a web dev specialist and I am a comic and art affectionado since I suck at it I appreciate those who excel at it. I found your blog on a friends suggestion.

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  61. I am Adams Santana. I am a high school graduate who is going to attend the Art Institute of New York City. I am constantly drawing people, robots and animal characters. I draw inspiration from many different places like Pixar films, other peoples' blogs(such as yours), music, cartoons and many other things. The way I found your blog was by means of one of my "blog expeditions" where I scour the internet for awesome art blogs so as to add them to my blog roll. I must say out of all the art I've seen yours are the best. They are all reminiscent of the illustration style that the US has completely almost forgotten about. Thanks for the muse. I can't wait to see what you come up with next.

    P.S.- I personally enjoy roughs over finished. They have a kind of charm to them.(=^)

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  62. Hi Florian,
    My name is Charles Santoso and I'm a concept artist/illustrator living in Sydney, Australia :)

    I've been looking at your blog for a while now.. I think I must've found it while surfing the net.. through other artist's blog.

    Will envy the person who win this. :)

    All the best!

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  63. Hello!

    My name is Sarah and I am a Flash animator in Los Angeles. I just found your blog a few days ago when my friend brought your book in to work. I really enjoy your work and I can't wait to get my own copy of the book. Whoever wins is super lucky!

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  64. My name is a Matt Knieling, and I'm a freelance illustrator. I was just very lucky to happen across you blog whilst searching for sketch journal rss feeds, and it was a happy day for me.
    Please, keep up all the amazing work!

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  66. Hi Florian,
    My name is Magdalena and I'm a 3d character modeler working for the film and games industries. I first learnt about your blog from James Gurney's blog. Needless to say I'm a fan now :) More ducks and motors I say ;)

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  67. Hey Florian,
    My name is Jerry, and I'm the artist/co-creator of the all-ages graphic novel series Cryptozoo Crew. I found your blog one night while linksurfing through art blogs--and I'm so happy I did! I love your work! Keep it coming.

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  68. Hello Florian, how are you?
    everything, right?
    I would appreciate if possible, get one of his books "DUCK"

    Sincerely thanks.

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  69. YES YES YES!! My name's Erik Hagerth and I have been greedily lapping up your work like a starving puppy, ever since i found it looking for inspiration for my own work. I am a starving artist working toward getting my name in the big leagues, website in the making. Please please please consider me as a recipient of your awesome book and I'll sculpt your likeness from mashed donuts. (you won't be able to see it but the thought is there, right?)

    You rock but never settle for your best, there's always better. Though in your case that may be doubtful. *derogatory smileys that mean nothing!!!!!*

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  70. Hey Florian! I am also a 4th year computer animation student at Ringling College of Art and Design. Thank you for the constant inspiration!

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  71. Hallo Herr Satzinger,
    ich bin Alex und lebe in Deutschland.
    Von Beruf bin ich freier Illustrator.
    Ich besuche regelmäßig Ihre Seite und bewundere Ihre grenzenlose Phantasie und Ihr unübertreffbares zeichnerisches Können.
    Ich kam auf Ihre Seite, da mein Schwiegervater Österreicher ist und er Sie mir an das Zeichnerische Herz gelegt hat.
    Liebe Grüße Alex

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  72. Wow over 70 comments...I'm an anim. artist tring to do the same thing you've done. I've set up my own studio, but as you will see no one comments on my work. I dont know how you do it Florian. To me your blog is better than a book, but i would love an original sketch from such an inspirational artist. Through this blog world I found your site & I've been a fan for over a year now and duck after duck i'm still amazed at your wonderful ideas and inventions. All the best. SZI

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  73. hi!
    i am rene and from austria. at the moment i am studying graphics and communicationsdesign, finished a college for fashion design and used to work as an editor for two years.
    i read an article/interview of yours in the grazer journal "g7" and became curios about your sketches. by now i'm just fascinated of how you draw and edit your stuff!
    two thumbs up!
    and all the best
    rene

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  74. Hello Florian Satzinger,

    ein weiterer Verfolger läßt natürlich bei solch einem Angebot einen Kommentar hier. Ich, Tobias Thies genannt, verfolge ebenfalls eine freie Tätigkeit als Zeichner und Illustrator für hauptsächlich mittelständische Unternehmen. Aufgewachsen in Hannover lebe und genieße ich das Leben nun in Hamburg. Deine Homepage habe ich durch eine Suche im Netz gefunden, seitdem verfolge ich deine Arbeiten regelmäßig. Kenne auch noch deine alte Homepage.
    Wünsche weiterhin Viel Erfolg und Spaß! Thies

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  75. Nadim Shehadeh here, and very very happy to have found your blog via the swiss-miss design blog site. I'm a broker about to reboot and study urban design come Fall 2011!

    ...and an amateur photographer with still so much to learn

    ...and i love ducks. I'm OK with that.

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  76. My name is Lene and I am for Norway. Unlike most comments you've gotten I don't draw anything besides easy flowers and I only design knitwear every once in awhile. But I am a total nutcase when it comes to cartoons and I love all spesial features on dvd's. I fell in love with your style of drawing in 2 seconds (or less). Hoping to see some of your ducks on the big screen in the near future :)

    I found you via Pascal Campion's blog (I love his drawings too).

    Keep up the brilliant work!!!

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  77. I'm Eric von Holdt and I'm an novice doodler solely to refine what little skills I have. I frequent your blog as well as Jake Parker's, Darren Rawling's, and Mel Milton's for inspiration and just to see what cool stuff you guys are coming up with.

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  78. I"m Cera. I don't draw, design, anything except for in the form of food, more specifically cakes and cupcakes. I'm brand new to your blog and have already fallen in love with your work. Can't wait to see more.

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  79. I am Jeff Paxson. I am a 3D graphics programmer in the vis\sim\game worlds. I came upon your site some time ago on a link on the CreatureBox page. I have been religiously watching your postings since. I hope I win, but if not keep up the fabulous work.

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  81. Hello!
    I'm Davide Percivalli from Milan, Italy. I've just finished a three years school of comic, and I've discovered your art from one of my teachers in 2007.
    Now I am a comic artist (or I supposed to be), and my dream is to work as character designer for animation films.

    And I hope my english is not SO ugly...

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  82. Hi,

    My name is Jonas BM (from Denmark). At the moment, I'm enjoying my summer vacation, drawing and painting as much as I can, eager to learn and get better, seeing as how I will be starting at a school of animation by the end of the month.

    I found you through the blog of Charles Santoso, who has the artists that he follows listed in the sidebar.

    Cheers!

    - Jonas

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  83. Ha ha! Cheers, thanks a million Mr Stazinger! I'll continue to follow your blog with delight!

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