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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 'DUCK AWESOME©' and 'John Starduck©' for Paperwalker Studios SHF. ©2020 by Florian Satzinger. World rights reserved. | 62,7M VIEWS | 128,864 FOLLOWERS

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

StarDucks: Creature Design

Time is running...

"When the creatures come
out at night to play
with the clocks, blast
the alarm and get
into your socks..."

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Chilly Cans

Speaking of those very penguins, the original (design-)idea was inspired by the famous Red Bull cans (colours and shape). It was not for release. We thought it was too crazed or too alien of sorts. Anyway, I thought it would be nice to share the story behind...

BTW, thank you so much for all the many, many wonderful comments on those fogies! Thanks a bunch! Oh, some more, a recent post on Steve Ogden's blog pointed me to the terrific works of Andrew Severynko. Truly amazing pieces.

Image: Copyright © by Andrew Severynko. All rights reserved.

Friday, February 13, 2009

... And With Horns

Executive: "Penguins."
Designer: "Penguins? Oh no, not this again."
Executive: "Penguins."
Designer: "Only if I can make them pi**** off, big-headed and with horns..."
Executive: "Nice. There you go."

Kinghorn Penguins bg colour palette

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Rough Bird

Rough drawing from yesterday's meeting... Btw, need some inspiration? Try booting your day from Pascal Campion's blog!

Friday, February 06, 2009


Austrian illustrator Jos Danilowatz (1877-1945). I would say his work still has a great influence on my work... like the obvious infuence of Danilowatz on this piece (what I had posted sometime back):

Photos: Satzinger & Hardenberg Archive