Nov 18, 2013
This week Kawaii gives us a detailed rundown of many of the drawing apps available for the ipad! Banes talks about some for the iphone and I mention some for Android devices. People should send in pics they’ve done in mobile drawing apps to Kawaii’s email - firstname.lastname@example.org, we'd love to showcase them in a Newspost! don't forget to tell us what app and device you used.
Topics and Show Notes
Masked - http://theduckwebcomics.com/Masked/
Remember that our URL is currently - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com
ipad drawing apps:
Paper by Fiftythree (Free) - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/paper-by-fiftythree/id506003812?mt=8&uo=4
/>ProCreate ($4.99) - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/procreate-sketch-paint-create./id425073498?mt=8&uo=4
/>Morpholio Trace (Free) - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/morpholio-trace/id547274918?mt=8&uo=4
/>ArtRage by Ambient Design ($4.99) - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/artrage/id391432693?mt=8&uo=4
/>Sketchbook Express by Autodesk (Free) - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sketchbook-express-for-ipad/id410871280?mt=8&uo=4
/>Sketchbook Pro by Autodesk ($2.99) - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sketchbook-pro-for-ipad/id364253478?mt=8&uo=4
/>DrawQuest (iPad exclusive) - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/drawquest-free-daily-drawing/id576917425?mt=8&uo=4
/>Draw Something - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/draw-something-free/id488628250?mt=8&uo=4
/>(there are iphone versions for many of these)
Android Drawing apps:
Artflow Studio - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bytestorm.artflow&hl=en
/>Draw Something - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.omgpop.dstfree
/>Sketchbook pro - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.adsk.sketchbookhd
/>Sketchbook Express - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.adsk.sketchbookhdexpress
/>Ink - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.adsk.sketchbookink_gen
/>Photoshop Touch - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.com.adobe.pstouch
/>Paint joy - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.doodlejoy.studio.doodleworld
It's the DD awards time, you should get in on that - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/forum/topic/175923/
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Jul 29, 2013
For Quackcast 135 the devastatingly attractive war-goddess Pitface takes over! Pitface, the author of the ever popular and very disgusting Putrid Meat, fills Ozoneocean's stinky shoes this week to have an interview with two of her main characters; Bones and Puke. Bones is somewhat contrite after his behaviour during Ozone's interview with him during Quackcast 134... Well, his lawyer says he is anyway. If you don't know about Putrid meat then I'll tell you: It's a comic about the anarchistic, thrash metal loving Bones and his gloriously gross adventures in the disgusting city of Septica with serial killers, prostitutes, soldiers, mutants and scum. There's strong inspiration from everything from Judge Dredd in Mega City to the music of Anthrax, Megadeath and more. Much more! READ
May 28, 2013
For Quackcast 127 we asked the DD community about the traditional print comics that influenced them over the years, from their early days onward. No webcomics! Only the old printed kind in comic books or newspapers, or gum wrappers or... however else people got their comicbook goodness. And it was TOTALLY ok to talk about mainstream comics like Batman and Superman if that was their thing or obscure stuff no one ever heard of or weird embarrassing crap like He-Man comics, whatever, it's all good, we wanted to know! We got quite a few responses and we thank everyone for those, It also gave us a chance to do our funny voices again, which we appreciated!
May 20, 2013
This is another of our technical Quackcasts, this time Banes and I are talking about my own mobile digital art processes. The tools I currently use for that are a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet and Sketchbook pro by Autodesk is the software. It's a bit of a rambling discussion but hopefully we managed to impart a bit of sensible info! I even drew a a picture using this equipment during the Quackcast and you can see that in the links bellow as well as links to some of the other stuff we talked about! Regarding the tablet and software though, as a digital artist I highly recommend it to everyone!
May 13, 2013
Niccea tells Ozoneocean all about this year's DD comic awards! They're just starting and just beginning to pick up steam! You can join the discussion to help direct how the awards will work, you can try and become an awards judge or you can even try and get your wonderful webcomic nominated for a DD Award!!!! Actually, even if you don't DO a comic you can nominate your faves and help along with the whole process. At the moment they want you to submit a bit of artwork on a fun theme where your characters try and raise money to help with the awards, as a way of showcasing your stuff and helping you get nominated/voted for. Just go to the DD award comic!
May 6, 2013
With ozoneocean away having fun this week, it falls to Banes and skoolmunkee to pick up the slack! Our chosen topic is "Challenges" - those longer-term thematic projects you see around, meant to get you off your drawing/writing duff and doing stuff that makes you better. They can be fun though! From the simple DeviantArt meme sheet to the gruelling Pokemonathon, we mention all kinds (although I'm not sure we mention sixty different ones...) for drawing, writing, and even a few for comic-making. Some are more famous than others, and some you might even just make up on your own! We do agree it's more fun to do them with other people, though. Don't forget you can find lots/get good ideas by searching for a likely challenge and adding 'tumblr' to the search.
Mar 25, 2013
In Quackcast 118 Banes and I approach the subject of Photoshop, attempting to give a quick intro to the dark, mysterious, primordial creator god of webcomics... in our own rambling way, well in MY own rambling way since I'm the on bumbling through pretending to know what I'm talking about while Banes asks sensible questions to prod me along onto the correct lines again. We chat about layers, setting stuff to "multiply" and what that means, mention short-cuts, pallets etc. One of the conclusions we come to is that good old Photoshop is such a gigantic behemoth that as a webcomic artist you don't really need it anyway since it's massive overkill and there are many specialised art programs that are more streamlined and more clearly focussed on the art skills you need, BUT if you really MUST have a pro photo-editing tool like Photoshop hopefully this gives you at least some brief info on it- as much as you can without screen-shots and stuff. :)
Oct 22, 2012
In Quackcast 100 we open up the influential stories topic to the community! Our Duckers let us know what stories have made the biggest impact on them as creators and comicers. Banes and I read them out in hilarious voices with lots of laughing at our own jokes... but don't let that take you away from the clever stuff people have written! There's a lot of very interesting things to gain from their reading experiences. And because this is number 100 we celebrate with a reprise of Banes' lovely Dylanesque performance of Gunwallace's Dungeon song!