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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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Tuesday, June 29, 2010


For me, fun is still a high priority.

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Birds And Pencils

This art book will be released within the next weeks. I will keep you updated about it.

All images © 2010 by Satzinger & Hardenberg Feat. W.R.R.

Update: Here's a work-in-progress piece (which is not in the book) I put together for my recent post at 'The Art Center' blog:

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Drawing Desk

Recently I was flipping through a couple of older sketches for some art book related things and found this really wicked piece. Which I should really get round to clean up some time.

Hey, this is from my analog era! Paper and pencils! :)

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Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Telephone Doodle Smoke

Well, this piece is quite a bit strange, isn't it?

The story behind this piece is that last week, my students and I were exploring the bone structure/locomotory system of elephants and were watching the Disney short 'Goliath II' and became totally lost in designing characters from those references. The funny legged monsters (below on the right) are btw by the talented Dustin Schiele. Great abstraction on the theme, love it.

For the most beautiful elephant designs on this very planet please go over here, Andrew's talent is high at the highest levels.

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Thursday, June 03, 2010

The Elephant With A Beak

Well, unsurprisingly for me, the elephant got a beak.

However, surprisingly, no motorpunk device or thing anywhere. Apropos deformation, look what Andrei did on the Wolfman! Holy moly!

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