December 2012, Sebastian Wyatt heads into the dense woodland behind Culldrake Manor -- the Wyatt family home -- and disappears without a trace just as winter grips the town. Amber and her school friends, Cordelia and Beowulf, search the forested hills around the Manor... hoping Sebastian has simply lost track of time while taking notes in that weird old book
he's been lugging around. Again and again they'll search their childhood hideaways, but it'll be many inter-dimensional adventures and long years before Sebastian comes home again.
I did most of this scene in Paint Chat, but I added a few details like the flashlight beams and bubbles/dialogue in Paint Tool SAI, as well as did a little color adjusting at the end. I really like this method of bubbling, it seems to kind of match the art style..? And the tails connecting things is a nice effect too. Anyhow, let me know what you think! I might do a few more of these one-shot type of panels before cranking out a short 3-4 page comic to test my speed. I think we'll be hosting the comic up on Tumblr
after things get going, but for now things can happily roll around on dA.Cordelia, Sebastian, Artwork © Karina Weber / ~Riftmaw
Amber, Beowulf © ~OreoDeath
Driftwood Hollow is a joint project between Karina Weber and Lena Sorgenfrei that has been in development since late 2006. It is about people and the town they've called home, their struggles, their children, and the adventure of self.