COAT OF SMILES, parody art of iconic symbols. A duck's hat, a mouse's ears and a smiling yellow button. Three iconic things brought together in one artwork.
The PAPERWALKER Journal is the personal weblog of DUCKLAND creator and award-winning character designer Florian Satzinger – who worked on characters such as Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse, Looney Tunes (Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny, Silvester etc.), Pinky And The Brain, A.J.Hogg and Scooby-Doo, for studios such as Warner Bros., Disney, ReelFX and Zanuck Family Entertainment – 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.
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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Red Fingers

He's painting almost literally with his heart's blood. I hope you can handle a bit gore ;)

"Is it sore?"

This is not intended as a children's book illustration. I was playing with extremes here both shapes and content. (BTW: This is a cleaned-up piece from a sketch I did at the last Royal Styrian Drawing Jam. Aim of my exercise: "superhero(s)")

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Green Fingers

Just found this ol' rough titles BG piece while searching for something else...

BTW: This rough character sheet's time is up, too. I think I posted this cat once before. Anyway, if I did sorry... but I wanted to show it with the BG above.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Austria Down Under

Fellow pal Crisse sent me some parcels from France, a couple of weeks ago. One of these parcels had quite a longer journey than the others did. From one side of this very planet to the other and back again...

And now for something completely different and to give variety to this blog:

A duck.

Monday, May 26, 2008

One-Eyed Critter

Update: I forgot to mention that this fellow was intended, firstly, telescope-eyed. As you can see on the pic right below.

Alrighty, I'm back at work. And in a day or two, I should be back to my usual handsome self.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Steampunk Racer, Volvo 122 S (StarDucks Model Range)

This design below is nothing new but the finished/adapted clean-up version of the skin design I showed you pictures earlier this year.

As the racing team's captain said, the works on the car will be fully completed within the next 2 or 3 weeks. So I hope I can show you some nice pics of the real car, soon. I'm very, very curious about it...

Good. I'm abroad again for some days. See you then next week...

the Duckman*
(*according to Uli Meyer)

Monday, May 19, 2008

Clean-Up Assistant Critter

My drawing desk, yesterday evening. (This li'l fellow's wearing an ACME Electric Clean-Up Suit, 4000 Steampunk model range)

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Fat With Ideas; 4th Royal Styrian Drawing Jam

Alright, I'm back from a short vacation and it was great. Now, I'm both hungry and thirsty for a fresh pencil and a cool glass of paper.

Update: As we all know, Dr. Jones is coming back next week. In this connection I'd like to draw your attention to the blog of the uber-talented Patrick Schoenmaker (nomen est omen): The Trumpet Parade

BEFORE I FORGET: The next Royal Styrian Drawing Jam is just around the corner. Next (4th) installment: Friday, MAY 16, 2008, Forum Stadtpark arts centre, "Saloon Lounge", 2nd floor (1.Stock), Graz-Steiermark, Austria. Starting at 6:00 p.m. (18:00h) till open end. BTW: Fellow co-host Joerg Vogeltanz will talk about the jam in the FM4 Morning Show, Friday, May 16 at 9.00 a.m.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

²Q³ Samples Sheet

I'm off for some days. Take care!

Monday, May 05, 2008

Toby Skybuckle: The Rope Ship

Jake, Shane, Ryan... a little joyride around the block?

BTW: Please excuse my lack of emails or replies to comments at the present. I'm wrapped up in work at the moment.