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WIP: Elaishar and Halaina Sculptures by Hestia-Edwards WIP: Elaishar and Halaina Sculptures :iconhestia-edwards:Hestia-Edwards 9 9 Experiment in Ink Wash: Algernon and Ishuram by Hestia-Edwards Experiment in Ink Wash: Algernon and Ishuram :iconhestia-edwards:Hestia-Edwards 27 17 An Experiment in Grey-scale: Ink Washes by Hestia-Edwards An Experiment in Grey-scale: Ink Washes :iconhestia-edwards:Hestia-Edwards 6 9 WIP: Nansha Grammar Sketch by Hestia-Edwards WIP: Nansha Grammar Sketch :iconhestia-edwards:Hestia-Edwards 3 0 Hold Still: Edith and Meredith Spooner by Hestia-Edwards Hold Still: Edith and Meredith Spooner :iconhestia-edwards:Hestia-Edwards 21 11 The Cat and His Man: Chaucer and Richard Snow by Hestia-Edwards The Cat and His Man: Chaucer and Richard Snow :iconhestia-edwards:Hestia-Edwards 22 12 Elaishar and Halaina Portrait by Hestia-Edwards Elaishar and Halaina Portrait :iconhestia-edwards:Hestia-Edwards 16 7 WIP: Elaishar and Halaina, Grisaille + Color by Hestia-Edwards WIP: Elaishar and Halaina, Grisaille + Color :iconhestia-edwards:Hestia-Edwards 16 9 WIP: Elaishar and Halaina, Grisaille Underpainting by Hestia-Edwards WIP: Elaishar and Halaina, Grisaille Underpainting :iconhestia-edwards:Hestia-Edwards 8 2 Laughing: Algernon Savage Character Sketch by Hestia-Edwards Laughing: Algernon Savage Character Sketch :iconhestia-edwards:Hestia-Edwards 8 6 Halaina Character Sketch by Hestia-Edwards Halaina Character Sketch :iconhestia-edwards:Hestia-Edwards 11 2 Memories: Rosamond Grey Character Sketch by Hestia-Edwards Memories: Rosamond Grey Character Sketch :iconhestia-edwards:Hestia-Edwards 12 2 Eli Oldfellow (Elaishar) Character Sketch by Hestia-Edwards Eli Oldfellow (Elaishar) Character Sketch :iconhestia-edwards:Hestia-Edwards 12 6 WIP: Halaina Sculpture by Hestia-Edwards WIP: Halaina Sculpture :iconhestia-edwards:Hestia-Edwards 3 4 Algernon Savage and Ishuram (Ishmael) by Hestia-Edwards Algernon Savage and Ishuram (Ishmael) :iconhestia-edwards:Hestia-Edwards 14 2 WIP: Nansha Uncial Script 2 by Hestia-Edwards WIP: Nansha Uncial Script 2 :iconhestia-edwards:Hestia-Edwards 16 12

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This is a beautiful ink rendering. :) Here is how I judge a picture: whether it looks good full-scale AND looks good in a thumbnail, and...


I am pleased to say that I have now read the entire comic. :) Rather than focus on this one page, I wanted to give comments on the comic...


I can't decide if the strongest part of the work is Éowyn, or the shading: oh well, I'll discuss shading first. The shading is effectiv...


The first thing I like is your line-work: whether it's between the fingers, the edges of the skirt, or the curve of the lower leg, the ...

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Hestia-Edwards

Artist | Student | Traditional Art
United States
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.

USA Language Level stamp4 by Faeth-design JP Language Level stamp2 by Faeth-design French 3 by Faeth-design
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Hello friends,

I am pleased to say that I got a full-time position, even one that I am trained for (medical technology). I start at the end of this month. It even looks like it might be a fun place to work, though I confess I am apprehensive because I have not worked in the lab for a year. Thankfully, my (new) managers openly told me, "we'd rather have someone nice that we can train than a know-it-all that we don't like." I will be working in the microbiology department in a small hospital. 

It has nearly been a year since I last had full-time employment: it has been challenging, to say the least. Still, I saw that God provided for my basic needs during this: perhaps not in the manner that I wished, but He provided nonetheless. 

I'm also relieved that I get to stay in Boston in the meantime: this topic deserves a blog post on my, well, blog. 

For art news, not much: I currently live in a tiny space, so not a lot of room for creative endeavors. I hope to move to a bigger space starting in December. Riding on public transit has given me many opportunities to study the facial structure of different ethnicities, and I find myself picking-and-choosing features for my characters: "I want that nose for Helen, ooh I like those high cheekbones for Elaishar," etc. 

The current plan is to pay off loans, get ready for the sequel comic's launch (eventually), and then consider God's leading to Japan. 

For other things, I have been rereading the following works:

Chronicles of Prydain, by Lloyd Alexander

Prydain by Hestia-Edwards

Set in a fantasy realm with a strange resemblance to Wales, this series of five books will remind readers of King Arthur's tales and Lord of the Rings. While these are considered *kids'* books, they have a lot more character depth than most children's fare that I have encountered. It also has excellent examples of how to make individual personalities with speakings and wordings! Having the characters talk the same is as bad as a porcupine sleeping next to your face. 

And, just to make myself clear, I do not acknowledge that the 1980's Disney movie exists.

Uzumaki, by Junji Ito
Uzumaki by Hestia-Edwards

When people think of contemporary horror manga, they first think of Junji Ito. It also has proven to be the first work on paper that made me adverse to something very simple: spirals. The first time around, I didn't even finish the work (it also didn't help that the library didn't have more volumes). When the library bought the single-volume for its patrons, I had sufficiently recovered enough to finish reading the work, and now it's in my private collection. 

神様ははじめました (Kamisama Kiss) by Julieta Suzuki

KK thekiss (1) by Hestia-Edwards

I'll be honest with you: I rarely enjoy manga geared towards girls. I don't know why, but the words of a former co-worker come to mind: "I'm not a romantic person...I'm just a potato." So this anime/manga series came as a surprise (literally) when it came as a birthday present some summers ago. It's a sweet series with characters that are actually...Nice? (mostly) It's a breath of fresh air in the modern world of antiheroes. The heroine is a sweet heart that you will cheer on. 
  • Listening to: Ghost in the Shell Soundtrack
  • Drinking: Tea, because that's what I always drink

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:iconmichaelhocking:
MichaelHocking Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanking you for the fav -F2U- Little Succulent 
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Hestia-Edwards Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
:) You're welcome. 
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ProtoTEnterprise Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HESTIA! <D
Have your cake and eat it too cake Taichi Cake 50x50 icon Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D Birthday cake  icon Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D Taichi Cake 50x50 icon cake Have your cake and eat it too 
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Hestia-Edwards Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you. :D And thank you for the favorites. 
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BasileusIoannis Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2018
:squee::happybounce::wave: Happy Birthday!:iconcakechocplz::party:
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Hestia-Edwards Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you. :)
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PaintFeathers Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2018  Professional Filmographer
I like your art style! And your favorite authors.
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Hestia-Edwards Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you kindly. :) If reading my finished comic sounds interesting, I would welcome any opinions. 
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PaintFeathers Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2018  Professional Filmographer
Sure I would like to, could you possibly send me a link to the beginning? :)
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Hestia-Edwards Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
:D Sure thing:
  Concerning Rosamond Grey Page 1 by Hestia-Edwards

The art improves over the course of the comic. ;)
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