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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Thursday, October 30, 2008

The StarDucks© Quake Protective Suit, Mod. Quilted Motor Goat

Voila, the finished piece. This sujet gives quite a wee bit away on the 1st StarDucks adventure's central theme, but it does not spoil it.

Alright, here's the work sheet - including some not used Quake Protective Suit vehicle thumbs - and...

...a sort of advanced colour palette "abstract painting":

Update: Lars Kroiss WINS with Volvo 122 StarDucks Steampunk Racer Edition (Historic A class) the La Carrera Panamericana 2008!

Photo: © Lars Kroiss

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


On my drawing desk, as we speak. Greatly inspired by my brother Valentin. I'll post the finished piece right tomorrow...

The colours I'll work with:

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

La Carrera: StarDucks Steampunk Racer Leads!

This is news! Results after day 3 (Historic A PanAm Class): 1st Place #277 Volvo piloted by Lars Kroiss.

Photos: © Lars Kroiss

Photo: © The La Carrera Panamericana Blog

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Didn't I tell you before? I'm a bit loopy... and affected with Steampunk disease.

Optional equipment: WiFi steering wheel.

Photos: © Satzinger & Hardenberg Archive

I took the colours both from the Red Bull corporate colours and from this photo I made in Santiago de Chile.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

StarDucks: Birdish Critter In Motorsuit

An antagonist of sorts.

There is no denying that the inspiration came from those photos I took at the city zoo of Cordoba, Argentina. I have quite a fixation on Pelicans, haven't I?

On a totally unrelated subject: Did I mention that I love Steve Lambe's work so much that it hurts my head? And the same goes for Martin Wittig and fellow Matt Williames, who, btw, recently became a "hand drawing resident nomad" at this tiny aspiring studio :)

Photos: © Satzinger & Hardenberg Archive

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Rutger: Inspired A Little By Pelicans...

This is another supporting birdish critter from the StarDucks' characters cosmos.

Photos: © Satzinger & Hardenberg Archive
Pelicans are pretty cool birds, aren't they? I took those photos at the Pacific coast of Chile, two weeks ago.

Generally, I begin working with a particular colour concept in mind.

Friday, October 03, 2008

StarDucks: An Earthbird's Tales

I did that piece right after crossing the Andes, some weeks go. I'll tell you a little more about StarDucks really soon now...

The colour palette I worked with.

On the bottom right, that tiny thumbnail is for Flaviano. Talking of pals, Achdé (Lucky Luke) did a brill caricature of Lee Van Cleef.