Apr102021: Balloons in clean lines

“Hi! I was wondering, how do you draw your speech bubbles? I’ve been having some trouble haha. The outlines tend to become shaky for me, so I’ve been wanting to know your method.”

asked by luneandbarbecue

I draw them the same way I draw the lineart – confident, swooping one line strokes for each side. If you’re struggling, then you can use vector shapes (Clip Studio has an in-built bubbles tool). But if you want the hand drawn look without the pain, you can do the vector shapes first and then trace over them hahaa.

Reimena Yee is a graphic novelist, artist and flamingo enthusiast.

She writes and illustrates quite a few webcomics and graphic novels. When not making books, she lulls away her time with essays on craft, life and experiences in the publishing industry. Some of her thoughts of art and life are rather unstructured and will evolve over time as this blog matures, as they should be.

Currently committed to being Alexander the Great's death doula. Is a nerd for all things spooky and historical.

Melbourne / Kuala Lumpur

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