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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. ©2020 by Florian Satzinger. World rights reserved. | 62,7M VIEWS | 128,864 FOLLOWERS

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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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