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.

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