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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Friday, September 30, 2011

Inspiration: Lego Artist Mike Doyle

Striking! (via Colossal)

© by Mike Doyle. World rights reserved.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Motorbirds T-Shirt: Please Help Me to Decide

Alright, here are two rough Motorbirds design blueprints but only one is needed for a t-shirt which will be available at TeeBlitz within a short time. Unfortunately, I've not the time to clean-up both of them, so please help me to pick the right one: #1 or #2? Please vote in the poll to the right in my blog's sidebar. THANKS! It is most appreciated.

Thanks, everyone, for voting and commenting! The poll is closed now and, obviously, the Motorglobeship won, hurray! By virtue of my office and for and in consideration of your votes I will clean-up #1! Great!

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Monday, September 26, 2011

Paperwalker TV: New Episode!

I recorded my warm-up sketch this morning. It's a bird, surprise! The bird's eyebrows are copyrighted, in fact, by Uli Meyer, aren't they? ;)

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Friday, September 23, 2011

DUCK Magazine: Rough Layout

Here's is a layout I did some time ago. I quite like the pose the bird does.
And finally, some inspiration: This short documentary gives you a sneak peek into the personal works from Dreamworks artists. (via On Animation)

And something to smile about, by Yum Yum London:

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Jolly Cool: 3D Googles from the 1970s

While searching for references I stumbled across this hilarious photo on Modern Mechanix. It strongly reminds me of those headgrears I often equip my ducks and birds with:

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Jolly Good News

Finally, Harald is planning an art book, as he announced on his blog, recently. I for one would leave the cover just like it already is, no?

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International Designers Show, Shanghai 2011

I just got sent a bunch of photos in connection with the International Designers Show where a range of my works were exhibited... I'm glad that I took part of it.

Photos © by NEWS.CN and Shanghai Designers Association. W.r.r.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

I Changed My Mind...

I discarded the rough design in the post before. I don't know, the new concept I like way better than the previous one. The previous one was kind of... boring? The new one deploys a nice sort of battle or wrangle. That is, I guess, what I was looking for actually. Anyway, the finished piece will follow in a bit...

By the by, what is your favorite memory? (via Colossal)

By the by (2), an often asked question is what does your work place look like? Well, at this very moment I'm working at our kitchen table. There is not much of a reason for that. I'm just enjoying the feeling or vibe of not going to the office today...

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Saturday, September 17, 2011

PIXEL 6, Oct 07-09 2011, Vienna

This here is the rough design of this year's PIXEL BATTLE poster sujet (BTW, you can view last year's poster over here). Even it's just a pretty rough piece I thought it would be nice to show this here as a teaser or preview. I'll upload the finished piece by Monday or Tuesday then.

Anyway, what's important is that the PIXEL's line-up is really incredible, this year. As for instance, my bro Christian de Vita ("The Fantastic Mr Fox", "Frankenweenie") as well as Disney superduper star Andreas Deja will join the PIXEL fest. For more about this click here...

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Friday, September 16, 2011


Just incredible, a frozen statue (via Colossal, photo © by Miika Järvinen).

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Captain of This Blog is Still on Board...

Sorry for the lack of posts lately. I had too much to do and too much to take care of...

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