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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.), 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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Thursday, April 18, 2019

This is Donald Duck's headgear for Ascot

Seen at the Duckberg Fashion Week 2019.
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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Throwback Thursday Double Pack

Exactly one year ago, Laura and I were hosting a class on character design at Film Academy Baden-Wuerttemberg, Ludwigsburg, Germany. It was like a king's breakfast. Smashing school, great students, good times.



And secondly, here's some throwback reference fun. This is BTW mostly due to my obsession with everything Eustace Tilley, the famous dandy character peering at a butterfly through a monocle, originally drawn by Rea Irvin, the first art director of The New Yorker, for the cover of its first edition in 1925.

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Thursday, April 04, 2019

Throwback Mouse Thursday

Mickey Summit, Castello di Desenzano, February 2019. Quality time with the Disney family. Thanks to Federico Fiecconi who made this happen.

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Drawing a duck

This is my usual rough drawing process compass, making the character ready for clean-up and final colouring.

And here's some additional reference material ... (via Giphy)

Tuesday, April 02, 2019

Flight Simulator Xi8000, DUCK Corp.

First technical draft of the automated flight simulator system Xi8000.


The first flight simulator based on an octahedral hexapod as in the mid 1960s (via/courtesy of Klaus Cappel). BTW, there's more about flight simulators of the past right here ...