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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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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The Geller House, Long Island,1945

Brilliant! (via Tumblr/Thanks, Laura)

Monday, December 30, 2013

Dragonish And Friendly

By the way, sometimes it can become quite a task to get an appealing photo of such an in-the-works sketch, particulary when - out of nowhere - some delicate and distracting hands are involved, as in this very case.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Some Random Sketch

Muppetish, quite.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Season's Greetings

Happy Holidays, everyone! Enjoy your New Year!

Photo via Google images

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Just For The Fun Of It


Birdish Creature: Bone Structure

In (more or less loose) connection with my current work I added the bone structure to the "Drachenvogel" sketch, which is part of the blog's header illustration. You can also reveal the bone-structure of the creature by moving the mouse cursor over the header illustration.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Google Friend Connect [updated]

By the by, what happened to Google Friend Connect? It seems to have disappeared. Google, hello?
Update: It's back :-)

Watch Redraw

You can watch the redraw of this warm-up sketch right over at Stash: CLICK HERE (WATCH REDRAW)

Monday, December 16, 2013


Sunday, December 15, 2013

Nighthawks & Nightbricks

Hopper, demountable. (via/© by Marco Pece)


Simply clever. (via/© by Anca Mosoiu)

Duck Mouse Or Mouse Duck, Anyhow...

A belated Halloween creature of sorts, isn't it? Cute an' creepy silly. Sorry, I couldn't resist posting this. (via)

Friday, December 13, 2013

Two 'John Starduck' Reference Beauties

Eat my dust! (via the one and only Amunt log)

Thursday, December 12, 2013

A Duckman's Horror

Really, this breaks my heart. This is my 'Jaws'. (via melty Buzz, thanks Laura)

Paper An' Stanley-Knife Sharpened Blue Pencil

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Some Random LEGO Fun

As above (via Geekologie)


Look at the mood they are into...

Tuesday, December 10, 2013


It's not (only) the ride but the colours I like so much with this here. Lovely colour scheme, isn't it? (via Amunt log)

Roll-(Mouse-)Over Effect

...just this minute, I added a roll-over effect to the new Paperwalker Weblog header. I'm trying to keep the "tradition" of the work-in-progress blog header effect here going.


Sunday, December 08, 2013

In Between

The little wonders in between... (thanks for the pointer, Laura)

Friday, December 06, 2013

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Mirror, Mirror...

Tigran Tsitoghdzyan, via Ufunk.

Monday, December 02, 2013

Hidden Faces

via This Is Colossal (Thanks, Laura)

Stellar Co-Worker

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Feed Your Pets

By the by, ...

Recently, I started posting snapshots right from my drawing desk on Instagram. Expect a lot of rough blue stuff ;-)

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Big Things Start Small...

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The Giant Duck Man

Among a lot of other things, the Giant Duck Man (see my first DUCK book from 2010) is supposed to come back soon. I'll keep you posted about this, I'm pretty excited about it.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

John Ford, Maurizio Cattelan, Alfred Hitchcock

Three highly inspirational portrait photographs. Many, many thanks to Laura Moazedi for this very tip...


White Duckish Monkey: Complete Clean-Up Process

Monday, November 25, 2013

Is There Anybody There?

By the way, it seems that only a few people leave comments here anymore, compared to the past. Well, there is still a lot of traffic here on my weblog, even more than before actually, but all the very commenting kind of shifted to Facebook etc, didn't it?

Anyways, I'll keep posting here, thanks everyone!

Image source: Cookie Monster viaSesame Workshop). I posted this image just because of Cookie Monster's inspirational charisma. And because I love cookies.

Sunday, November 24, 2013


This is my contribution for the new book of my talented pal, Nicolas Kermamidas.

reference photos via (Pat Lillich)