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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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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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Taylor Krahenbuhl

Ladies and Gents, may I introduce you to my uber-talented friend's brandnew portfolio site The Art of Taylor Krahenbuhl. Warning, highly inspirational! The images here below are both from his blog and his portfolio gallery site:

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Sunday, November 06, 2011

Greg Brotherton's Sculptures

Smashing! (via Colossal)

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Unusual Book Art by Thomas Allen

Love this! Here's the link... (via Sean Cowen)

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Wednesday, November 02, 2011

JP Vine at the University of Applied Sciences Salzburg: NOV 3-4, 2011

After last year's visit of Hans Bacher (the students are still going into rhapsodies about Hans' visit), this year my fellow artist friend JP Vine ("Wallace & Gromit", "Chicken Run", "Shaun the Sheep") is following our invitation and is coming over for a talk and workshops at Campus Urstein. Jolly good, isn't it!

Here's BTW a lovley piece of animation JP designed and directed at Crew972, enjoy:

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