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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PLEASE NOTE, the displayed parody artworks of classical cartoon characters are not copies but distinct satiric imitations/caricatures, by exaggerating and transforming the original characters and their related indica (see 'Coat of Smiles') in a way that creates new originals and new meanings, different from the intentions of the originals.

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Saturday, December 31, 2011


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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Batbirds: First Snow!

I hadn't the time to clean-up the lines, I right away coloured the rough sketchwork here. Smashing holidays and a Happy New Year, everyone! Later!

Photo references: via Church of... and Summer Bellessa (Twiggy)

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Sunday, December 18, 2011


This is just super!

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Friday, December 16, 2011

Space Age Rocketship Firebird I - Mod. Chandler 3000-Xi

This is the finished rocketship design. I BTW posted some rough process pieces in a post before, right over here.
Here's the colour palette I was working with, accurately picked by Space Age Film's Robert Chandler:

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Warm-Up: Owl Inspired Critter

Love the expression of the owl! (via)

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Monday, December 12, 2011

Some 70s Inspiration: Kill With Class

Michael Caine is Jack Carter in "Get Carter", 1971. (via)

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Some Gauntly Inspiration: Christmas Demons

Here in Austria, on December the 5th, we celebrate "Krampus", a kind of horned demon or devil who once a year comes to town and snatches up the naughty children. Really creepy tough stuff, isn't it? :) Anyway, I'll stay with the ducks...

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Friday, December 09, 2011

Today's Warm-Up Sketch

A very fast one :) Plus inspiration.

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Wednesday, December 07, 2011

The Future Was Going To Be Glorious

This is kind of... colossal! I'm so in love with this photo. It's real! No film set, no fiction, just smashingly real. (via The Church of...)

The first Salon de locomotion aerienne, 1909, Grand Palais, Paris

The influence on the pieces below is obvious, isn't it? ;-)

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Friday, December 02, 2011

Nice Reference Photo

An interesting piece of art from obsolete technology (via Magazine13).

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Thursday, December 01, 2011

Working With References: Space Age Rocketship

This is quite a good example of how I go about using references for a new design. The reference photos are BTW all coming from the Modern Mechanix Blog.

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And The Winners Are...

Alright, I printed and cut out all the participants' comments, put them in Laura's "fortune helmet" and drew 5 out of it (by the way, I decided to raffle 2 prints more off). The lucky winners of the Grand Motorbirds Art Print Giveaway are as follows:
Yair Katz, Owen Williams, Jon di Venti, Jeremiah Kuch, Edward C. Abarilla and Kelly Loosli!
Congratulations! Please email me your post address at helloATpaperwalkerDOTcom. I will send out the prints right during next week.

Thanks everyone for entering the raffle!

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

CTNX 2011

This sketch here pretty much describes my experiences at the CTNX 2011. I felt like one of my Motorbirds, no, like two of them in a networking spaceship or satellite, with dozens of antennas all over, directly interconnected with almost everybody in the animation industry. I did this drawing at one of my demos. By the by, it was supervised of sorts by Jake Parker. The two of us were sitting next to each other during our drawing demos. The other one I had the pleasure drawing side by side with was a guy named Bluth. Don Bluth! But that's just the tip of things that happened to me there in Burbank. I'll soon post more about it, like getting lost in LA with Oscar Grillo, having breakfast with Pascal Campion, cab sharing with Regis Loisel, ...

... Saturday night partying in John Nevarez suite with Bobby Chiu, Francisco Herrera, Jose Lopez (the man with the best Tequila in town, if I forgot somebody here in the party list, please blame it on Jose's Tequila shots he was "firing" at me), Leonardo Olea, Stephen Silver, Kei Acedera, Harald Siepermann and Oliver Kurth. In this connection, please check out the smashing posts at John Nevarez' and Dave Baldwin's and Dave Guertin's (CreatureBox) blogs.

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Monday, November 28, 2011

Win One of Three Artprints!

This is just a reminder. Are you interested in winning one of three high quality art prints showing the concept artwork of the Motorbirds t-shirts? Then please enter the raffle in the comments section of the previous post (just scroll down), or, if you're reading this via a feed, just click HERE to go there! The giveaway ends on Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 10:00pm (MET) / 01:00pm (PST). I will announce the winners right here on Thursday, December 1st, 2011.

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Friday, November 25, 2011

Grand Giveaway: Win One of Three Art Prints!

TeeBlitz extended the sale period of the Motorbirds T-shirt until Tuesday (to buy the tee just CLICK HERE). In parallel, I will give away here three signed art prints of the T-shirt's concept sketch (see below) and send the signed prints to three randomly selected blog visitors from this posting's comment section (if you're reading this via RSS feed or Email, please GO HERE to enter).
ENTER THE GIVEAWAY IN THE COMMENTS SECTION: The only thing you have to do is, say, to tell me who you are and what you do or how the weather is where you live or whatever you like to tell me. I'm just curious who comes around here. The giveaway ends on Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 10:00pm (MET). I will announce the winners right here on Wednesday, November 30th Thursday, December 1st 2011.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

WW2 Propaganda from Disney: Food Will Win This War

I just stumbled across this at Super Punch. Except for the f#%*ing insignias the submarines' bow part look creepy good. I'm saying this of course isolated from the dramatic background of all of this and in view of the fact that this is a contemporary document of WW2.

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Monday, November 21, 2011

Last Call: Motorbirds Tee

This is the last call, there are just a few hours left to get the tee. CLICK HERE to go to the TeeBlitz sales page.

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Saturday, November 19, 2011

The Giant Beast Scale

This here is a complete breakdown of the rough process.

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Friday, November 18, 2011

Selling Has Started: Motorbirds T-Shirt

TeeBlitz has started selling the limited edition Motorbirds Tee, for just $10 the Motorpunkish peckers in their flying Motorglobe will be yours! ;)

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Motorbirds Going Places

Here we go...

This here below are BTW the initially designs. As you can see the final design ended up quite different than originally planned. The first idea was to draw a rocketship for my producer friend Robert Chandler from Space Age Films. But then, I came up with a more corresponding rocket-idea (which I'll show another time) for Robert and changed the whole piece.

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