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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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Hijacking references/inspirations: Adolf Fassbender

Rough preliminary sketch, 'Giant dragon running across Gapstow Bridge'; hijacked photograph: 'The White Night', by Adolf Fassbender, 1936.

This is the rough sketch I used for this, no clean-up, I just added lights and shading to the dragon a little to get a nice preview. Below: original art/photo by Adolf Fassbender, © Estate Adolf Fassbender, Fassbender Foundation. All rights reserved.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Magali Barbé's 'Strange Beasts'

Wow, food for thought.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Al Hirschfeld and Art Spiegelman

Theater Talk: Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Art Spiegelman, visits legendary Broadway caricaturist Al Hirschfeld in his studio 2001.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Category: The colours of the seventies

A lovely bit of Americana for the Brits of the 1970s. Thames Television's 'Wish you were here' presenter Jim Lloyd gives a little insight into the day to day workings of one of the world's most famous fast food chains 'McDonalds'. (via)

"This nine layer gastronomic indulgence is called a Big Mac."

Thursday, February 08, 2018

Late night critter

There are warm-ups and cool-downs. This is a cool-down one. It has been a long day today, good night everyone.