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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PLEASE NOTE, the displayed parody artworks of classical cartoon characters are not copies but distinct satiric imitations/caricatures, by exaggerating and transforming the original characters and their related indica (see 'Coat of Smiles') in a way that creates new originals and new meanings, different from the intentions of the originals.

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Friday, February 10, 2012

Blame it on Jason Kottke and the Amunt log!

Today, I'd like to post again something about how strongly my design work is shaped not only by art references but by all kinds of non-art things. Their colours, forms, textures, complexions etc. are essential parts of my initial design process. I get those inspirations or "inital sparks" from certain places on the internet, like from Jason Kottke's weblog or the Amunt log, two of my favorite sites I explore nearly every day. This very Motorbirds jet design here below is the fruit of one of those explorations and displays excellently how the inspirations determine the final design:

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  1. love your work. what program do you use for the final coloring process after sketching?

  2. Hi Florian. i like the way how you use a picture as color reference.

    Ah, and just to let you know. The follow button of your blog is covered with the ventilator duck-melting gun, so it's not clickable. Your followers need to add your site manually. Cheers!

  3. As always, incredibly impressive! I absolutely love your style

  4. Jason, cheers man! Sorry for the late reply, I did the whole process in Photoshop.

    Ural, thanks! And double thanks for the hint about the follow button! :)

    Caerphilly!! :))