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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. | 20,807,760 views | 18,043 subscribers



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Sunday, February 28, 2010

AEC Exhibition; The Art Center

Sorry for the lack of replies on comments recently! I appreciate every single comment made here. I'm truly busy with recent and upcoming things...



Update (Tuesday, March 2, 2010): This is (above) my current The Art Center contribution. Inspired by a pre-Columbian sculpture (thanks to Andrea for giving me that fact) portraying an Orca i.e. Killer Whale.

Btw, Randall Sly just wrote in that within the first couple of days we had over 16,000 visitors... that's not bad, isn't it?


Images © Satzinger & Hardenberg. W.r.r.

Photo: Wikimedia

Photo: Wikimedia

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Currently, my ducks and bird-like critters are exhibited at one of the coolest places I've ever been: The Ars Electronica Center.


Ars Electronica stands for the world’s leading media arts festival, a superlative state-of-the-art museum, and an innovative R&D facility. The Prix Ars Electronica is often called the Oscar of computer art. As the world’s premier cyberarts competition, the Prix Ars Electronica has been a forum for artistic creativity and innovation since 1987. [Wikipedia]




Images © Satzinger & Hardenberg. W.r.r.

Cheers to Claudia and Joerg Vogeltanz for making these days so enjoyable for us!

Monday, February 22, 2010

The Art Center

Recently, I became part of The Art Center team: "The Art Center is a brand new place where Artists will share Ideas, Tips, and Tutorials."

At the moment we are 8 players: Randall Sly (Character Design Blog), Rad Sechrist (Dreamworks), Brian Wong, Damon Bard (Bard Sculpture Studio), Octavio Rodriguez (Lucasfilms), Sam Nielson (Avalanche/Disney Interactive), Xavier Ramonède and my humble self... Update, 11 players: Marc McDonnell (teaches life drawing at Disney and Dreamworks), Shane Prigmore (Dreamworks) and Louie del Carmen (the youngest of the del Carmen brothers) joined the Art Center team, too.


Photo: Wikimedia

Monday, February 15, 2010

Scratchy Set

I'm not sure if I already posted this older compilation piece, sorry... I still like the messy layout and the colours. Btw, I blured the logo for some copyright reasons.







Images © Satzinger & Hardenberg. W.r.r.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Nemoland 2010: Disney's Eric Goldberg

Now, this is news: Eric Goldberg and Susan Goldberg will be this year's Nemoland awardees. Additionally, they will give workshops and presentations at the Nemoland 2010 event within the scope of the Genio Fiorentino Festival in Florence, Italy. What a great art party this is going to be... and I know what I'm speaking about ;o)

Images: © Disney Prod. and Nancy Stadler (photo) via Jim Hill Media

Here are some pics of the Nemoland ceremony 2009:

Photos by Maryam Laura Moazedi

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Facial Expression

This is just a quick stop here on the fly. I'm still taking a break, but I felt like posting: I did this warm-up piece purely on a whim sometime last year while I was working on a nice project for the fine people from Vancouver based Global Angle Productions.



And here is the usual take on the Duck Mag cover... (this very magazine btw will play quite a role in the StarDucks stories)


Update on the fly: Now, this is an unexpected pleasure - I got featured on Charley Parker's wonderful lines and colors journal: