Mac McCool - Children's Book Illustrations and Graphic Novels

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Tuesday Tip: Thick Balloon Pointers

A funny phenomenon happens if you draw your balloon pointers too thick: your balloons become cardboard cutouts floating in the world of your comics (and your characters could bump their heads against them!). To preserve the illusion that speech balloons only exist in the mind's ear of the reader, keep those pointers slim!

3 Comments:

Blogger Sara said...

"your characters could bump their heads against them!"

Ah, but how do you keep your characters from putting their feet in their mouths? Or me, how do I stop ME from doing that?

12/5/07, 6:40 AM  
Blogger Joey said...

Its in the details Mac, its in the details.

12/5/07, 8:12 AM  
Blogger Mac McCool said...

Joey, you know it -- those little things! Sara, if there's a way to avoid that, let me know and we'll write a "Tuesday Tip" together -- it will get a huge response, I'm sure!!
:-D

12/7/07, 4:40 AM  

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