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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. | 20,882,712 views | 18,421 subscribers

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Yellow Submarine, StarWars IV And My Blue Ball Pen

I just came back from a fun judging weekend at the Sehsuechte Festival in Babelsberg, Europe's largest international student film festival. I was part of a four-headed animated film jury. The four of us were legendary special effects supervisor, Oscar winner and Praxis Films Works president Robert Blalack ("Star Wars IV", "Robo Cop", "Wolfen", "Cat People", "The Blues Brothers" etc), animation director and animator Paul Driessen ("Yellow Submarine", "Three Misses"), Berlin based animator/character designer Karen Strempel and me. This here below is one of the judging forms we had to fill out for each film. My forms always look like this, drawing characters on them while - in this instance - discussing films. I blurred the notes and memos on it here because of a standstill agreement, the festival's winners will be announced later next week. By the by, I copied Harald Siepermann's technique, ball pen and coffee for the shading (by dipping my finger in cold black coffee, no sugar)...
And here are some ball pen sketches from the back of the sheet:
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