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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 'John Starduck©' for France and US based Tigobo Animation Studios. ©2017 by Florian Satzinger. World rights reserved. | 30,975,617 views | 39,325 subscribers



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Friday, June 23, 2017

Tightrope Walker

They say, there is nothing so fatal to a character as half finished tasks. That is why I finished my very part on an almost never ending project, last week. Now, we come down the stretch. BTW, this very duck here represents how I felt until last. :-)

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Simpsonsfication of Bruno Bozzetto

This is so beautiful.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Motor glove

Process bits

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Fuel

By Camille Jalabert

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Friday, May 19, 2017

References

References break down; this is an example I often show at workshops, bringing together pretty different references to build something new out it.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Shanghaiing Carl Barks' Donald Duck

Shanghaiing Carl Barks/Donald Duck, forcing Donald to wear one of my rucksack gears, even his beak's shape changed ... plus motorleg extensions.
exhibition photo via

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Hyungkoo Lee

I can't stress often enough how important it is to encounter Hyungkoo Lee's work. Images © Hyungkoo Lee. All rights reserved.

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Radar Men from the Moon


The Sky Marshal appears to defy the laws of gravity, for a moment at least, as he lands in the arms of a prop man during production of the film. Production photo, "Radar Men from the Moon," at Red Rock Canyon in the Mojave Desert, 80 miles northeast of Hollywood, Calif., Dec. 12, 1951 (via).

Monday, May 01, 2017

John says


"It is a monster, my rocket ship. It is not dead metal; it has a life of its own."

John Starduck, freely adapted from Guenter Wendt's quote

Friday, April 28, 2017

Weekend treat: Carl Barks, comic book cover artwork, 1962

Image: All copyrights belong to their respective owners.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Knife sharpened pencils

In my little digitally-drawing world going analog is like a breath of fresh air...

Friday, April 07, 2017

John Starduck References: Kurt Roeschl, space art

Kurt Roeschl (1923-1986) was an Austrian graphic artist and painter who illustrated various science-fiction stories in the 1950s.

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Keep-It-Loose-Meter

Monday, March 20, 2017

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Carl Barks: Magazine Donald Duck, model sheet

"Drawn with R. Esterbrook art & drafting pen #356" Image courtesy: Disney

Friday, March 10, 2017

Legendary model sheet segment: Uncle Scrooge McDuck by Carl Barks

Carl Barks establishes some rules for drawing his creation, Scrooge McDuck (via) Image courtesy: Disney

Thursday, March 02, 2017

DuckTales Reboot - First Look

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Beaks and peckers

For the love of beaks and peckers.

Friday, February 03, 2017