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Author Topic: The Life of Sound Effect Lettering  (Read 893 times)

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Offline MahluaandEggnog

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The Life of Sound Effect Lettering
« on: January 31, 2017, 01:43:38 PM »
Thanks to a certain member commenting on my gallery, I realized in a flashbulb moment just how much those small little words and sounds are a part of making comics or manga. Setting and immersion matter so much, and even the tiniest little detail like how you draw your letters can draw a reader in.

So, I decided to open this up to everyone as a challenge.

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Raiders, your challenge is to take a regular piece of paper size (or whatever that is digitally) and fill it with all sorts of sound effects.

You can do this as many times as you wish and I'll post mine when I do it...eventually.

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Re: The Life of Sound Effect Lettering
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2017, 04:14:22 PM »
Onomatopeia makes the world go round. As far as it goes though I think the Japanese are the best at this sort of thing. At the very least, they can make their sound effects look quite amazing.

Here is my stab at this. I tend to just use descriptive sound effects though. I mean, how do you indicate the high pitch ringing in someone's ears after a loud explosion?


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Re: The Life of Sound Effect Lettering
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2017, 08:44:14 AM »
Nice! The jack hammer has the perfect example. Now, I really need to try working on this...after I finish an actual commission I have lined up. Ugh. School and work are kicking my ass.

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Re: The Life of Sound Effect Lettering
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2017, 06:10:07 PM »
iknothefeelbro. School and work first, animu stuff later. But I'll be looking forward to whatever you come up with!

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Re: The Life of Sound Effect Lettering
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2017, 04:22:07 AM »
Haha! I told you guys I'd get around to this eventually! But yeah, I guess as I said at the bottom there (if you can read it) is that the key, I guess, is to make the letters do more than one job. I kinda gave some descriptions of what I wanted in the sound effect and I often give an enlarged version for detail.


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Re: The Life of Sound Effect Lettering
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2017, 11:25:17 AM »
Zwoo is my favouite there. The ripple effets around Boom really add to the text. I'll need to find a way to use the 'crash' bit at a point.

Nice stuff Mahlua !