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The PAPERWALKER Journal is the personal weblog of award-winning character designer Florian Satzinger – who worked on characters such as Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse, Looney Tunes (Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny, Silvester etc.), Animaniacs (Pinky And The Brain), A.J.Hogg and Scooby-Doo – 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, January 30, 2018

Now, you see him

I pushed visual development things a little with this one. The idea to create a custom version of the 1969 Pontiac Cirrus for John Starduck opened into something more.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Izzy Burton's "Via"

"A short animated film that tells the journey of life through the use of epic, beautiful environments and meaningful character animation. It shows how we should open our eyes to the good things that happen every day, to the experiences we share with the people we love, and the silver linings and the lessons to be learnt in even the lowest times." (Directed by Izzy Burton, Blue Zoo Animation Studio, London)

VIA from Blue Zoo on Vimeo.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Reference feast: Paleontology

Paleontology and character design

Animation design science

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Friday, January 12, 2018

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Lawrence Childwood

Brilliant CG work by François Boquet on my Lawrence Childwood design.
Here's a WIP screengrab by François Boquet:

Brilliant cg work by François Boquet on my Lawrence Childwood design.

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Saturday, January 06, 2018

Throwback Weekend Colours: Breakfast Menu From The Past

Late 1970's breakfast menu (via)

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Happy New Year, Everyone!

Talk soon :-)