Florian Satzinger: Toon Gravity

To give my characters better balance and weight I developed a tiny motorpunkish machine and placed it safely underground right under their feet.


All jesting aside, it's a kind of "meta-help" to me. Like an invisible marionette puppet master who's drawing down the characters. The machine illustrates the gravitational pull. The characters get more contact with the ground and stand (to my mind) like trees do. This here is not actually a proper drawing technique but more a "meta-thinking" thing. Technique is not everything - good drawing is also a matter of "meta-control" and playing a little I guess. Have I confused you enough already?

By the by, there is a brilliant post about "thinking around the form" over at Drawn!: CLICK HERE (opens in new window)



Before I forget... shall I post the drawing and colouring process of this fat motorsuit here as well before I archive this piece? Interested?

Update: Here's the entire process from start to finish...

And this is where the inspiration and colours came from:



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14 comments:

Christian Pearce said...

Ha ha what a neat idea! Jeepers those are beautiful illustrations too...

whoreray/redfive said...

I'm a little confused. Are you saying you draw characters like trees? Or like they're puppets?

Florian Satzinger said...

Cheers Christian! :o)

Mike, they "stand like trees" (which stands for balance in a metaphorical sense) if I have this gravity thing in mind. But drawing characters like trees is a neat idea, too! I've to try that out :o)

Ms. Krause said...

I would LOVE it if you posted here the drawing and colouring process of this motorsuit! Thanks!

Cev Ruiz said...

please do post the drawing and coloring process. it would really be helpful.

would be really helpful if there's a "meta-thinking" way for placing shadows, composition, negative space etc...

Thomas said...

It would be awesome if you posted the coloring process! it's very inspiring and interesting to see it.

Loo Kah said...

this is great!

I am also confused by the tree analogy (sorry..), are you saying that you try to replicate a tree intrinsic balance?

about the color palette, do you run a filter over an illustration you like to simplify the main colors or do you eyedrop them?

thanks for sharing! your work is great!

Florian Satzinger said...

Ms. Krause, Cev, Loo! Thank you!

Sorry for being unclear. I was refering to trees here because (to me) nothing stands more solid on the ground than a tree - and this is what I try to implement in (or transfer to) my characters. Maybe this is a meta-cutie that just works for me :o)

Florian Satzinger said...

Loo, I forgot, I eyedrop the colour I'm casting onto...

Sharinflan88 said...

an excellent contribution a complete step by step

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Marie Bower said...

Your characters make me miss shows like Ducktales & Darkwing. I might have missed it in an early post, but are you thinking of doing a story with these guys?

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