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Hestia-Edwards

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Artist // Student // Traditional Art
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From July 2014 to April 2017 I drew pages for the comic "Concerning Rosamond Grey". Currently I'm writing the script and world-building for my second comic, and improving my art technique.


With my comics, I have two goals: one, to improve my comic art to a professional level; and two, to achieve this goal using only traditional methods. I get my inspiration from the works of Osamu Tezuka, Hagio Moto, Shigero Mizuki and Keiko Takemiya. I would also like to try having no physical or digital screen tone.


Favourite Visual Artist
Hiromu Arakawa, Osamu Tezuka, Arthur Rackham, Kaoru Mori, John Waterhouse
Favourite Movies
Lord of the Rings, Metropolis
Favourite TV Shows
Another, Black Jack
Favourite Writers
J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, J. Sheridan Le Fanu, Algernon Blackwood,
Tools of the Trade
G-pen, Copic, ink,
Other Interests
Japan,
As the title says, I will start posting the short comic Broken Arm starting in February. Thank you for your patience, those of you who read this. :) My mental health is improving bit by bit. I started with a new therapist last November, and she is good. With her help, my growing relationship with Christ, and reading self-help books, I’m slowly healing. I’m slowly accepting who I am, and not regretting so much the past. I’m slowly able to enjoy comics and creativity in general, I’m optimistic that 2022 will be a fruitful year for that. Now, about the short comic: I have provided a timeline of all of my comics for your reading pleasure (?) below. The short comic is more of a teaser or one-shot than anything, but it will introduce two important characters from the Atannan: Bone Char comic, which will be quite long. And quite honestly, I’m not at the spot yet when I can start the big comics: there’s world building I want to do a minimal level in, and at least write the first
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I Got a Job!

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(Well yes, I mean aside from my current part-time job) Good news! I got a research/molecular lab job!! :D 8-) It's at a medical school in Boston, and for those of you who are familiar, it is dealing with the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DNA_sequencing#High-throughput_sequencing_(HTS)_methods Next Generation Sequence process. I'm mighty stoked. I start on the 18th, so I have two more weeks of my part-time job. I'll probably use some of the time reviewing my genetics materials. I need to express an emoticon to show my relief: :faint: Hmmm, maybe another one: :faint: Hmmm, maybe more: :faint: :faint: :faint: :faint: :faint: :faint: :faint: :faint: :faint: :faint: :faint: :faint: :faint: :faint: :faint: :faint: I think you get the picture now. ;) I am still amazed at God's provision: first, it is a research/molecular job, even though I don't have a lot of directly related experience; and it's at a particular medical school, which
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Well, if that’s not a click-baity title, I don’t know what is. ;) So, some real-life news: my department at the hospital is officially closed, and while the lab manager tried to convince me otherwise...I quit my job. Yes, as mentioned before, I could transfer to another department in the lab, or even somewhere else in the hospital if I desired—but I had no such desire. Honestly, I am just burnt out with healthcare. I worked as a medical technologist for almost three years at this hospital, and in my department particularly, we tested for COVID. Now, it’s one thing if the work is meaningful, if the work schedule follows some regularity, and you’ll getting support from your coworkers. That’s how I made it last year. But now, these three things are gone. The work in my department now consists of sending specimens to the bigger lab, and answering questions from angry doctors—very little to do with patient care. My work schedule last year was actually pretty consistent—I worked
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I know you're probably not on here very much anymore, but I just wanted to see how you were doing, and how your project was progressing.

Hello! Sorry for the late reply. To be honest, I'm currently working more on mental and emotional healing, and in particular targeting my perfectionism--I didn't realize how much of a handicap it is. I thought, "high standards are good, right? I'll just practice my technique until I'm good enough, right?" But I realize these same standards paralyze me. I hope in the future I can be a free spirit again, and produce works again. ;)


Thanks for checking in on me, I appreciate it. :)

Hestia

Well, I'm the guy who's on their third redraw of two comics, so....I know about perfectionism.


I could give you some lines about how God loves you anyway (which is true) but I'll save it, because you already know. What I will say is, your art has meant a lot to me, whether you think it's perfect or not. When I first came here, I thought I was too old to be drawing comics. It was my dream since I was a kid to draw comics, and when I 25, I gave up because I figured I had crossed some barrier where I was "too old" for "that sort of thing". You're one of the first people I met on Deviantart, and you've always inspired me to keep going and keep trying. I've always appreciated your input, and your comic Rosamund Gray is still one of my fave webcomics that I've ever read. Either way, I look forward to seeing more by you in the (hopefully near) future

Thanks for the watch ☺️
Happy Easter!  Virus or no virus, He has risen
Happy Easter to you as well. :)