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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. | 20,358,154 views | 17,051 subscribers



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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Pelican

This is a revisit to an older piece (2008) I still like very much. Those photos we BTW took in the same year in Viña Del Mar, Chile. What a great trip that was.
Plus another revisited piece from that time...
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Crazy Stuff

Things you'd better not mix up. (via onanimation.com)
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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Balance

Some random rough sketches, stressing weight, volume, balance, line of action, pose ASO...
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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Wolfen!

I restarted recording process clips in parallel with my work, here's one of those.

Update: In the comments section Matt was asking about how I go about believable weight. What I often do/have in mind when I'm drawing is like the character kind of stands on two (because he's four-legged) imaginary supernatural cement blocks or magnets which boost gravity of sorts. Apropos, my pal Wouter did a nice post about this issue, too: Wouter Tulp about weight

Save The Date!

THIS IS AN IMPORTANT REMINDER: Two superstars of hand-drawn animation will be heading for Vienna in October. Signor Rossi creator Bruno Bozzetto and Golden Palm winner Oscar Grillo will giving talks at this year's PIXEL conference: October 5-7 2012, Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria.

"Bruno Bozzetto's films have been one of the greatest inspirations for me as an animator and storyteller. He has created some of the funniest animated films ever made and is one of the most clever storytellers around. Bruno's designs are so appealing and his comic timing is truly unsurpassed." 
JOHN LASSETER, Disney/Pixar


Images © Bruno Bozzetto/Oscar Grillo. All rights reserved.

hp: www.pixelvienna.com
fb: www.facebook.com/PixelVienna

Apropos, this is the very building where the PIXEL conference takes place. While this painting is from ca. 1759, the building and its surroundings still look like the same today.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Aardman: Batman Action Figure

Holy gods of DC, look at this beauty, smashing funny, isn't it!?

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Quack Muzzle!

Hahaha, that made my day! (via Amunt log)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

PIXEL Conference 2012, OCT 5-7, Academy of Sciences, Vienna

Hey everyone, here's the rough artwork of this year's art battle promo sujet. Apropos, guess what, the 2012 guest list includes crackers such as Bruno Bozzetto, Oscar Grillo, Fraser McLean and Roy Naisbitt, smashing! By the by, I'm the lucky guy who's hosting the talk with Bruno Bozzetto, I'm sooo looking forward to it.
hp: www.pixelvienna.com (tickets)
fb: www.facebook.com/PixelVienna
There was a second creature supposed to be on the poster, but at the end the thing became way too big. Anyways, here's the rough sketch of it:

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Beauty Is Embarrassing

Wayne White!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Flying Machine, Single-Seated Mod.

Finally, here's the single-seated version of the CTN eXpo flying machine...

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

CTN Animation eXpo 2012, Nov 16-18, 2012

For more information please visit ctnanimationexpo.com

Friday, September 07, 2012

Today's Warm-Up Sketch

Christoph Waltz ("Dr. Schultz") inspired, a little...

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Superman!

Hahaha, this made my day, love it: "Best way to escape from class"

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Rough Line-Work

Sometimes, I wished I could stay just with the roughs... anyway, the clean-up of this very piece will be following here, soon.

Monday, September 03, 2012

Monday Morning Inspiration

Patrick Vale drawing Lower Manhattan as viewed from the Empire State Building, entirely freehand. (via thisiscolossal.com)