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WIP: CRG Cover Art--Almost Done by Hestia-Edwards, visual art

The Sound Of Silence - DA Statement by Howl-n-Hart, journal

Artist // Student // Traditional Art
My Bio

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
A more detailed discussion of my self-publishing experience. :) https://atannan.com/lessons-from-self-publishing-a-comic/
An article I wrote for Project Arctos is up. :) https://www.projectarctos.com/archive/61/the-choice

CRG is Now for Sale by Hestia-Edwards, journal

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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. :)


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. :)