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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.



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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Santa's Motor Gift Bag And The Radio-Nosed Reindeer

Happy Holidays everyone, I wish you a wonderful Christmas time and good luck for 2011!


Btw, The Daily Cartoonist put my DUCK book on the "End of the year must have cartooning products" list! Smashing, that was really a surprise! So, if you're interested in getting a copy get one while you can, the book is nearly sold out.

"A superb book filled with some of the best character and vehicle design around the wit involved is fabulous."
Amazon UK
"Our dear friend Florian has released a book and it looks awesome just as about everything that he pencils."
Mark Langeneck, Kaliber10000

Sample pages from the book:
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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Hector's Hectic Life (1948)

This is a little post inbetween. Corresponding to the time of the year and to my own pre-Holidays rush.



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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Another Process Film Clip: Rough Construction

Well, the character design of this bear here is indeed not that inventive, but it shows nicely how I get startet when I begin a new digital sketch.

P.S.: Don't miss Hans Bacher's latest post, which is, as he writes, the first of a series of posts on legendary Disney artists. And, btw, Paris based artist and fellow The Art Center team-mate Xavier "XAV" Ramonède posted a beautiful step-by-step run of his latest illustration. Check it out right over here! So, last but not least, it's always a delight to stop by Studio Soi's Newsblog and Hat's smashingly beautiful artbox of tricks!




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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Rough Design In Progress

I screen-recorded this design's inital drawing part and put it on Vimeo. This sketch btw was more or less the preliminary draft to the "huge" bird character in the previous posting here (paper plane kit). Anyway, here you are:




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Thursday, December 09, 2010

Paper Duck Toy Kit!

Finally, here we go! Build your own duckish Motorpunk branded paper plane, RIGHT HERE: Download the print files (double-sided!) Tip: use a paper with enough weight.

Here are some screen shots, photos and work-in-progress pieces:


Apropos "Motorpunk":


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Sunday, December 05, 2010

Small Update Inbetween

Today, I stumbled upon Mike Nguyen's beautiful live rough animation demo he did at Denmark-based Animation Workshop Academy (which BTW Willie Real and I are going to visit next month, for giving a class on character design):

Images © by Mike Nguyen. World rights reserved.

BTW, you always can rely on the Academy of Art Character and Creature Design Notes Blog for smashing updates, infos and inspiration, it's one of my favorite spots on the internet when it comes to character design etc.:


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Friday, December 03, 2010

WEnd


I have to shift the toy release to the weekend or a little later. 'Had and still have way too much regular work to finish here, so, see you then...

BTW, quite a winter we have, I must say.


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