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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. | 19,488,256 views | 16,856 subscribers



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Monday, May 31, 2010

Nemoland 2010: The ACME Pose Maker

I just came back from Nemoland and it was great. Eric Goldberg is an absolutely uber-talented man. He's up to every animation trick. The rough piece below was btw one of the things I dealed with in my workshop there. I talked a lot about reference material, inspiration, creation and the like.

I'm again way behind with answering e-mails, sending out things, replying to comments etc. So sorry for everyone is waiting, I will get back to it as soon as possible!

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Apropos lectures, here are some recent pics of my this year's animation class at the University of Applied Sciences Salzburg. The students are highly talented and they are really fun to work with.


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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

In Good Company

Next week, I will return to my duties as a workshop host at the Nemoland Festival in Florence, Italy. This time, I'll focus on creation and inspiration. BTW, it seems like I am in good company there... :o)

Apropos, a great many of my vehicle designs are pretty much inspired by the legendary Dymaxion car and Ford's Lincoln Futura.

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Apropos (2), this is a lecture which changed my life as an artist and I know it will work for you as well:

How To Draw A Dynamic Eagle
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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Motor-Owl

Some things become very popular only to fall out of bird's favour later.

Btw, apologies for the lack of replies to comments and mails, been some really hectic and busy days here lately.


Photos: Mini-Motor (2), Photobucket (1)
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Monday, May 10, 2010

Inspiration: SwissMiss

This is one of my favorite places I go on the internet nearly every day, Tina Roth Eisenberg's swissmiss design blog. Today, one of my space-suit-loving StarDucks characters visited Tina in here office in NYC to say hello and to show her his newly bought swiss-suit:



Update: I forgot to mention, that he's a wrestling suit lover, too. They call him 'The Red 4-Legged Iron Feather'.



Btw, not long ago, something that really helped me out creating the background for the "Goldberg piece" were the colours of that very photo:


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Thursday, May 06, 2010

Walt Disney: World's Fair 1964 NYC

I really do love those backstage films from the past.


While I'm on posting an older clip, here's one of my most favorite student films I've seen the last years: "Who's Hungry?" by David Ochs


Here are the show reactions to Ochs' film:


Last but not least, I put up a link to a short clip about Thierry Martin, a French comic artist who I admire very much. Even though the clip is in French, Thierry's talent is easy to understand ;) Btw, you can check out his personal weblog here.