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The PAPERWALKER Journal is the personal weblog of award-winning 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 'DUCK AWESOME©' and 'John Starduck©' for Paperwalker Studios SHF. ©2018 by Florian Satzinger. World rights reserved. | 37,281,584 views | 47,237 subscribers

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Friday, February 10, 2012

Blame it on Jason Kottke and the Amunt log!

Today, I'd like to post again something about how strongly my design work is shaped not only by art references but by all kinds of non-art things. Their colours, forms, textures, complexions etc. are essential parts of my initial design process. I get those inspirations or "inital sparks" from certain places on the internet, like from Jason Kottke's weblog or the Amunt log, two of my favorite sites I explore nearly every day. This very Motorbirds jet design here below is the fruit of one of those explorations and displays excellently how the inspirations determine the final design:

Photo via Amunt log
Photo via kottke.org

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  1. love your work. what program do you use for the final coloring process after sketching?

  2. Hi Florian. i like the way how you use a picture as color reference.

    Ah, and just to let you know. The follow button of your blog is covered with the ventilator duck-melting gun, so it's not clickable. Your followers need to add your site manually. Cheers!

  3. As always, incredibly impressive! I absolutely love your style

  4. Jason, cheers man! Sorry for the late reply, I did the whole process in Photoshop.

    Ural, thanks! And double thanks for the hint about the follow button! :)

    Caerphilly!! :))