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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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Friday, July 31, 2020

(1) Blue sketch, (2) ink and (3) paint

My usual drawing process.
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#drawingprocess #bluepencils #cleanup #digitalcolouring #wacom #adobephostoshop #prismacolor #colreasepencils #20044blue

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Ward from Disney

Three typically anarchic Ward Kimball pieces, (1) a revisionist model sheet for animators featuring misrepresentations of Mickey Mouse, (2) Jiminy Cricket as he was never seen in Pinocchio, by Kimball himself who designed and animated the original character in the 1940 film and (3) Kimball by Kimball, a hilarious reference to his life-long love of steam locomotives: a passion he shared with Walt Disney.
(all images and infos via Brian Sibley)

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#wardkimball #waltdisney #nineoldmen #jiminycricket #mickeymouse #KimballByKimball

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Jidéhem's Garage

Jidéhem (Jean De Mesmaeker, 1935 - 2017), a long time collaborator of André Franquin, was one of the most brillant artists when it came to translating real cars into Marcinelle school's comic style. Here are a couple of spectacular original layout sheets from different years, back to the late 1960s, a delicacy for every comic art enthusiast.

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#Jidehem #JeanDeMesmaeker #AndreFranquin #MarcinelleSchool #drawingcars #Spirou

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Justitia's Cozy Statue Winter Cover

A Jim Hensonish statue cover protection of sorts which I did for a visual development demo at FH Salzburg, a couple of years back. The original painting, "Das Auge des Gesetzes", was done py Carl Spitzweg in 1857.

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#parodyart #carlspitzweg #hijackedpainting #dasaugedesgesetzes #justitia

Friday, July 17, 2020

Creatures of the night


BG and colour reference photograph : 'The White Night', by Adolf Fassbender, 1936. These here are very rough preliminary dragon sketches from different years, back to 2009.


 «Always speak politely to an enraged Dragon.» (Steven Brust)

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Art vs Merchandise Sunday

Christo's "Wrapped Snoopy House" (on permanent display in the Charles M. Schulz Museum) juxtaposed with the "Color Your Own Peanuts® Snoopy Playhouse", Cardboard 25" x 30 1/2" x 4 ft. Enjoy!

Peanuts © 1978 Peanuts Worldwide LCC. All rights reserved.

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Throwback Saturday: 8-bit street

Back in early 2013, Disney transformed East London's Brick Lane marketplace into a landscape equipped with solid 8-bit sculpts promoting the U.K. release of animated film 'Wreck-It Ralph'.
(images via Designweek UK)

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Duckstaposed!

Rough sketch of a random duck with way too long legs, wearing a Donald Duck costume and a furry Mouseketeer hat juxtaposed with an on-model Donald Duck recreated from an original drawing from the 1950 "Standard Duck" model sheet.
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#parodyart #donaldduck #roughsketch

Monday, July 06, 2020

Duck's Nest, drawing process bits

This is pretty much the whole process, I think I didn't left anything out.