Monday, May 23, 2011
Making Comics, Hellboy
One thing I really enjoyed an explanation about is using drawing style to accentuate an action within the comic. On the panels above, you can see that Mignola uses a distant "high detail" shot to create a mood and accentuate the fall of Hellboy.
I have seen this in many different comics that I have read as well. There is a distinct style or change in the drawing. MEKA uses extreme depth several times to highlight a punch, Yossel uses virtuoso drawing throughout, and Hellboy uses High Detail, low detail, as well as color variations to maintain mood and highlight intense moments in the story.