Vera Velichko, CEO and Art Director of OWL Studio, will speak as part of the session titled "Conscientious Character Design post Sexism" during the Devcom 2019 conference in Cologne, Germany.
Recurring design patterns for armor, useless bikini-type clothing and generic poses make up most female characters we see in games. In this session, Vera and other artists will demonstrate individual approaches to creating female character concepts from scratch.
All three artists will sketch interactively, openly speaking and giving insight into how to get rid of boring stereotypes and tropes. They will also elaborate on a new perspective on character creation, with the results discussed in the latter half of the session.
Afterwards, Vera will be available for a chat at the reception, so feel free to come and ask questions!