Tips & Tricks about character and creature design by Mangaka Mikiko and concept artist Sandra Duchiewicz
When we were at MCM Comic Con 2018 in London, we were joined by the talented comics artist/ Mangaka Mikiko and concept artist/ illustrator Sandra Duchiewicz. At the Wacom booth, they sat for hours to give visitors valuable tips & tricks about character and creature design.
Disclaimer: the videos have a vertical layout because they were saved from Instagram live-streams.
Sandra Duchiewicz talks about dragon design, using Clip Studio Paint and Wacom MobileStudio Pro:
Mikiko talks about Character Design using Clip Studio Paint and Wacom MobileStudio Pro:
About the artists
Sandra Duchiewicz aka Telthona Art
Sandra is a Polish concept artist, illustrator and since this June – also an indie developer. For the past 8 years, she has been working on a variety of projects, including award-winning Total War: Warhammer trilogy which I was supporting as a Lead Concept Artist.
Her client list includes: Whatboy Games, Creative Assembly, SEGA, Games Workshop, Paizo, Fantasy Flights Games, and Imagine FX.
Besides making art, she also enjoys traveling, meeting new people, learning new techniques and sharing her knowledge – this is why she participates in art community events and workshops every year. She´s also mentoring aspiring concept artists via GameDevMentors: https://tinyurl.com/concept-art-mentoring.
Comics artist and Mangaka Mikiko
Mikiko is a German-Japanese artist currently living in London, UK. She is mostly known for her slice of life webcomic ‘Miki’s mini-comic’ which has about 5 million clicks online. Her Boys Love manga called ‘Crash’n’Burn has won the prestigious Max und Moritz-Preis in Germany.
Usually, she works on her own manga as an artist and author, but in the past, she has been active in the games industry (Cover artwork for Nintendo, for example), as well as television. In 2013, she hosted a Japanese pop culture show called J-Mag, in which anime, manga, art, the Japanese language and popular trends were discussed.
Her work has been published in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish and (soon) Japanese.