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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. ©2019 by Florian Satzinger. World rights reserved. | 51,5M VIEWS | 113,462 FOLLOWERS

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Friday, April 29, 2011

Title Card Design/Painting

I was really happy how soft and warm the colours of the bg came out...

The initial concept was created with the original classic WB title card design in mind a little, as a sort of homage or take-off artwork:

© Warner Bros. W.r.r.

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Friday, April 22, 2011


This motorbird will be included (as a sort of homage or take-off artwork) to a friend's special limited oversize release (A3) of his graphic novel "RIA - Seed of Hope" . The design of the motorbird is based on the novel's cat-ish main character.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Fracking - Things Find A Way; Symmetry

A really beautifully made animation via Daniel Caylor's On Animation Blog:

Update: And this just came in from my buddy Christian de Vita:

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Paperwalker TV: Motorbirds 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea!

When searching for a shape or form for a vehicle I often start with certain reference images and then proceed running around on the piece's form and volume on and on and on... lately, I recorded that initial process:

Shape reference: Nautilus shell

Update: Check out Willie's latest spoon-man!

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Monday, April 04, 2011


The other day I stumbled upon the rough layout of my blog's header image and thought it would be nice to implement a mouse-over effect to the blog. Just move your mouse cursor over the title image... by the way, if you read this via a feed, you will have to go to my blog to see it :)

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