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digiwombat
07-25-2013, 11:50 PM
Hey!

Well, the lettering library hasn't been updated in forever and the poor forums here could use a bit of love, I think.

To that end, I thought HEY! Why not get a little inspiration from our own?

Post up a piece of lettering you've done recently that you feel you really nailed or maybe you just like it or maybe you just want some people to see it.

I'll start it off.

http://i.imgur.com/V61U7ur.png

For my webcomic. I felt like I got the pacing pretty good on this one, happy with the position and flow.

Piekos
07-26-2013, 11:24 AM
It's a preference thing, but I never put a tail in the middle of a series of balloons. Always the first or the last.

JimCampbell
07-26-2013, 12:20 PM
It's a preference thing, but I never put a tail in the middle of a series of balloons. Always the first or the last.

I'm absolutely with Nate on that.

Also a preference thing, rather than anything you've done 'wrong' but I'd have put the first balloon much closer to the speaker and distributed the balloons horizontally to give a sense of 'travel' in keeping with the running character.

Cheers

Jim

L Jamal
07-26-2013, 02:23 PM
It's a preference thing, but I never put a tail in the middle of a series of balloons. Always the first or the last.
Agreed.
I would have split this into 2 groups one on one side of the runner and the other on the other side.

Scribbly
07-26-2013, 03:43 PM
What about rearranging these balloons a little bit by following the natural flow
of the speaking?
The last balloon still on the same place.
What do you think of this?


http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p214/yeyed/V6urcopy_zps89a5721c.jpg

JimCampbell
07-26-2013, 05:02 PM
I like that a LOT better. Good work!

Cheers

Jim

paul brian deberry
07-26-2013, 07:04 PM
haha, you guys are rough. of course they are right... thanks for sharing.

how about a link to your webcomic

paul brian deberry
07-26-2013, 07:15 PM
Mike Royer is a favorite of mine. I always thought he made ol' King Kirby art 1000% better. He was also a fantastic letterer. When I want to be inspired I'll go read some Devil Dinosaur or some of Russ Manning Tarzan stuff.

digiwombat
07-27-2013, 05:11 AM
Thanks for the tips, guys! I'm still learning the rules and I reference as much as I can!

Webcomic is over at http://transfercomic.com

It's only once a week, so it's slow to get into the story, but it's getting there.

HdE
07-28-2013, 06:13 PM
Great idea for a thread, Mr. Wombat!

I'll sling something of mine into the ring. Here's something I had to letter at quite short notice for the Transformers fan comic project I run over on DeviantArt:

http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2013/166/0/e/change_for_web__2__by_hde2009-d694l7v.jpg

To say it was a challenge is probably something of an understatement - but I quite enjoy working over dense pages like this. I sometimes think the puzzle of getting everything in and making it read properly is more interesting than designing SFX and whatnot.