Drawing the Invisible

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, June 16, 2018



It's hard enough drawing things we can see… what about those we can't see? How do you portray invisible things in a webcomic like magic, wind, earthquakes, scorching heat, invisible people, and so on?

One way is to draw the invisible thing's normally, only making it seem ...



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For Your Consideration Pages Now Being Accepted Until the End of June!

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, May 28, 2018



Niccea is now accepting For Your Consideration Pages. Please PQ or email them.

A couple of people that are new to the awards scene wanted some sample FYC pages.

Since the theme for the FYCs hasn't been done before I scrounged the archives of previous years FYCs and Extras ...





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Secret Santa 2016 - Sign Ups!

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Dec. 2, 2016



I nearly forgot about Secret Santa this year! Fortunately the lovely Niccea is more on top of things than I am, and has kindly organized it in my stead.

Secret Santa is always one of my favourite community projects - it's a lovely way to spread Christmas cheer and get ...



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Quackcast 232 - Creating a Rounded World

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Aug. 18, 2015

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Hello, hello, hello! This is the second part of our hugely long expose on the tricky art of WORLD BUILDING! And it really IS extra loooooooooooog… that's because we take so much time crafting the Quackcast world for you. To recap: world-building is a big part of ALL ...

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QUACKCAST 212 - Gateway Comics

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, March 31, 2015

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Image by Gunwallace

Content:
Tantz Aerine, Pit Face and Abt Nhil join Banes and Ozone to discuss the kinds of comics that are good intros into the medium for people who aren't into them: Gateway comics! You know the sorts of people; “Comics are for kids”, that sort ...




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Comics for Anti-Comic People

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Feb. 20, 2015



I'm a bit of a comic book proselytizer. When people tell me they don't like comics, I usually take that as a personal challenge. (I have the same reaction when people tell me they don't like cats, but that's another story for another time.) Generally I ...

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QUACKCAST 205 - What about Bodyshape?

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Feb. 10, 2015

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Photos by Howard Schatz.

Content:
This week Banes and I were inspired to talk about body shape in the depiction of figures in comics, inspired by some famous images from photographer Howard Schatz's 2002 book, Athlete. In it there are photos of many athletes who're at the ...




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FRIDAY NEWSPOST - DD Awards Finalists Announced!

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Aug. 15, 2014



Thank you to everyone for voting - finalists for the 2014 Drunk Duck Awards have been announced!

From Niccea:
"The finalists have been announced. Congratulations to them all! http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/forum/topic/176232/

The assignment messages have gone out to all volunteers now. If you signed up to volunteer ...






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QUACKCAST 158 - A very modern Modest Medusa, part 2

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, March 18, 2014

Title: Episode 158 - A very modern Modest Medusa, part 2

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Content:
In the second part of our interview with Jake Richmond of Modest Medusa Banes and I discuss with him topics like the use of gradients in comic art, background details, simplifying your artwork, cell shading, and the perils ...




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QUACKCAST 157 - A very modern Modest Medusa

ozoneocean at 7:00AM, March 11, 2014

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Content:
Banes returns to the Quackcast to join me on another interview with Jake Richmond of the very popular Modest Medusa! This time we get to find out more about Jake's comic making technique, his writing style, character creation, colour technique, drawing materials, programs and his whole work ...


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