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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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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Testing Shapes: Mount; Anatomy of My Rough Process

Update: I already posted these pieces over at The Art Center, but since this is my journal, I wanted to put it up here, too. It's a sort of anatomy of my rough process. The final rough sketch is a composite of the pencil and the digital drawing. The clean-up will follow soonish... by the by, you can buy the original pencil sketch through an auction for the Christchurch victims. The starting bid is as low as $10,-! Plus, the original piece comes with signed prints of the coloured and cleaned-up illustration (Motorbirds Illustrated cover and work-in-progress sheet).


Quick, rough shape study...

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  1. All wonderful shapes and designs.
    The top one in blue gets my vote.
    Florian do you work on the cintq or pencil and paper?Or both?

  2. Cheers Tony! The top one is my front-runner, too :) BTW, mostly I work directly on the Cintiq/Intuos but I regularly return to paper and pencil for drawing/sketching ideas.

  3. Very cool design and lots of character.

  4. I love the way you draw the hands of your characters.

  5. I BOUGHT IT!!!! The top sketch for the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal!! I bought it! I can't believe that I got it! I'm so excited I could wet my pants!!!! I'm going to stick it up on my wall and take photos of it and be the envy of everyone else on earth who doesn't have their very own Florian Satzinger original!!! WooooHoooooo!!!!!

  6. Hahaha! This is great, congrats Jamie!!! :)

  7. I can't believe that I got it! I'm so thrilled I could wet my pants!!!! I'm going to put it up on my walls and take images of it and be the jealousy of everyone else on this planet who doesn't have their very own Florian Satzinger original!!
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