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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 'John Starduck©' for France and US based Tigobo Animation Studios. ©2017 by Florian Satzinger. World rights reserved. | 33,365,817 views | 40,704 subscribers



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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Toy Design: Barbie

Chuck Jones: From His Sketch Book

Expression Sheet!

Iggy made my day. (via)

CTN eXpo Art Challenge: Submission Deadline Extended!

The submission deadline has been extended until October 10th, 2013. For more information about the art challenge please follow this link. Art judges include Armand S. Baltazar, Andy Gaskill, Ed Gombert, Glen Keane, Kekai Kotaki and Scott Robertson.

::: UPDATE (SEP 25th, 2014): Since there's still so much traffic on this very posting here, I thought it would be a good idea to update the link: CTNX Art Challenge 2014: CONTEST 2014
Voting begins on: October 26,2014 12:00 PM
CTNANIMATIONEXPO.COM

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

CTN eXpo Reminder: International Art Challenge For Students - Warm Up your Tools!

Deadline is Sunday, September 15, 2013.

Only a little more than one month more to go, so warm up your tools and shoot! You can win an exclusive VIP trip to the CTN Animation eXpo in November. Please find all information how to participate right over HERE!

For German speaking students the bureau of Creative Industries was so kind and posted a brief roundup over here: CTN Career Opportunity Challenge

Blue Pencils

I still didn't find the time to clean them up...

Monday, July 29, 2013

Monday Morning Inspiration

It became extremly hot, nearly 39°C or 102,2°F, my drawing desk is nearly boiling and my Wacom's melting away. I should copy Batgirl Yvonne Craig's counteraction, see right below... (via Pour 15 minutes d'amour)

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Cartoonish Dromedary Sculpt

A couple of months ago, we were invited to give a talk (by the agency of my uber-talented buddy Alex Orrelle) at the smashing Tel Aviv based Animation College. During our stay, while an evening walk in a shopping arcade, I stumbled across this beautifully crafted dromedary sculpt. 'Love this sort of cartoonish style to it.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Kick!

Digital rough sketch, warm-up.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Superman: Kamakaze Airways

Maybe I didn't get the joke, but shouln't it read, "Kamikaze Airways"? Anyways, this is a lovely behind the scenes photograph. (via ms)

Monday, July 22, 2013

Soonish

Hey everyone, I'm still around and I'll be back posting, soon. For the meantime, here are two smashingly beautiful Darkwing Duck sheets by the uber-talented Toby Shelton. Wow!

Monday, July 08, 2013

The Gift Shop Is Open

Oh man... (via)

Monday Morning Inspiration: Aaron Jasinski

More about Aaron's work you'll find right over here...(via UFunk)

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Kickstarter: Go, Brett!

Only a few days more to go. My buddy Brett Bean has a smashing Kickstarter campaign in its final phase. Brett already reached the campaign's goal, now we can go for a stretch goal, don't we!?

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Star Trek Moments

No description needed.

Walt Disney And Company At A Press Conference In Florida

Lovely photo document from 1965. (via)

Bears

I love drawing Teddies. Actually, there are two of them who I had the pleasure to design for a lovely project of a friend of mine. I'll post the finished pieces right here sometime in the next days. Here's the rough sketch of one of the chaps...

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Another Jack Davis Beauty

Fear Agent...

Wonder Women (ca. 1979)

During my current research work on colour references for "John Starduck" (Tigobo Animation Studios) I stumbled upon this lovely production still from the late 1970s, showing Wonder Woman Lynda Carter and her stunt double Jeannie Epper. Again, great colours...

Reference Piece

Another great production still from the 1970s, Richard Chamberlain in Peter Weir's "The Last Wave" (1977).

Bionic Woman: Reference

This is both a great production photo (showing Lindsay Wagner in "The Bionic Woman" sometime in the 1970s) and a lovely colour, style and gadget reference for John Starduck. Love the backbag radio!

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Monday, July 01, 2013

It's Not Me, It's Chris Sasaki

Recently, I got a bunch of mails and comments concerning a character with orange beak and horns in Pixar's Monsters University and if I probably was the designer of this very character. Unfortunately, I was not, it was the supernaturally gifted Chris Sasaki.
This here below is BTW a rough design of mine which I created a couple of years ago in connection with some development work for Red Bull. I did lots of such "peckers with horns" characters that time, they can easily mistaken for the character from Monsters, I guess.

Monday Morning Inspiration: Jacque Fresco

Some beauties from the past's future by Jacque Fresco, futurist. (via)