Monday, November 26, 2012

Sound Effects and Display Type Techniques for Comics and Graphic Novels

Some Basic Techniques for Sound Effects and Display Type

Rather than use purchased sound effects fonts as your first choice, I encourage you as the artist to do them yourself in pencil and then you or the letterer ink the work. Of course, if it fits then by all means use a font. Sometimes you don't have to reinvent the wheel. 

Here are some techniques to get you started. Don't be limited by them, use these as a jumping off point. 

Don’t compete with the art. Complement the art to enhance and further the storytelling.

You can age, frost, drip and set the type on fire. You are only limited by your imagination. 

And check out these tutorials by Jim Campbell and Todd Klein.

Keep reading and  +1 me. Share with your friends. Please comment. Just create!

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