COAT OF SMILES, parody art of iconic symbols. A duck's hat, a mouse's ears and a smiling yellow button. Three iconic things in one image.

The PAPERWALKER Journal is the personal weblog of 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 – 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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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Birds And Pencils




This is one of the many, many birdish critters who set off into the "Birds & Pencils" book. This is BTW the piece I tried to finish live at my Pixel 4.0 workshop - but my laptop wasn't that cooperative that day, so I finished it back home. Voila, another piece done entirely digitally (Photoshop CS4/Wacom):




Update: Jake liked the colour scheme of this piece. Here's the colour palette I used, strongly inspired by the KTM Racing colours:

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Alright, and here are some impressions of the Pixel 4.0 weekend. The Austrian Academy of Sciences is quite a place, isn't it... (Photos © Kris Staber/PIXEL. A.r.r.)



Sunday, September 27, 2009

Pixel 4.0, Vienna

Finally, we arrived at the Pixel... the weather is really great and I'm looking forward to hosting the character design workshop. Cheers from Vienna.


Saturday, September 12, 2009

Critters In Progress

This is how I usually go about it... roughs, colours and stuff.



Image: Wikimedia

Monday, September 07, 2009

Bearish Bird

Or it's a birdish bear, it's a critter with a pecker? Anyway, it's a candidate for inclusion in "Birds & Pencils"!




Colour palette

Photo: Wikimedia

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Sorry for being away for a while! Big thanks to everyone who's viewed and commented on my sketches and things!