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Student of comics
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Broken Arm Page 1 by Hestia-Edwards, visual art

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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
Well, as you probably can guess, I’m not active on this site anymore. I thought that perhaps I didn’t love art as much as I did, but I realized that’s not the case: I started working digitally, and I’m catching up to my old comic-drawing habits. What I realized, really, is that I no longer enjoy posting and interacting on dA. This makes me sound like an old-timer, but other old-timers would agree: dA isn’t what it used to be. I really enjoyed its previous self, where people would comment on art and suggest improvements, or have long discussions in the forums. These happen on a much smaller scale now. It was also inspirational, where great artists would share their works of beauty and their tutorials and insights. These artists have sailed from dA shores. As to where I will transition to, well...That’s a good question. Pixiv comes to mind the most. I’ve been following the Art Spacious Discord, and it sounds like their dA-alternative will soon arrive...But I get the impression the
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Hello Friends, August was a busy month for me: I spent 11 days in Scandinavia (Denmark, Norway, and Sweden), and just moved to a shared apartment closer to work—it’s a 15-20 minute walk. :) Though admittedly, uphill when coming back. I don’t know what will happen with snow: maybe I’ll buy a plastic sled? I happed to check dA, and someone gave me a month of Core! I am pleased—it’s my first gift in return for posting my creative stuff. I started drawing the next page of Broken Arm, and I still have unpacked boxes in my room. ;) As far as mental health goes, I feel the best that I have in years: I leave work wanting to go to my room and draw or create something. I feel that during the past month God has been peeling away my perfectionism, and for the first time in years, I feel that I can trust His Goodness. My 20’s were spent in a very conservative Christian culture, and I could only see God being like Calvin’s dad: ...And my congregation was telling me that we’re supposed to
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Hello friends, Well, to be honest, I have been avoiding giving an update, particularly about the Anime Boston convention. In truth, it wasn’t a disaster—rather, to most people, it seemed (mostly) a success. God blessed me with calm nerves, and I could maintain an approachable, conversational tone throughout. A good number of people stayed for the entire hour and asked questions. I gave handouts with my list of supplies and a QR code to my website, and I saw people visited. So why the hesitation to give a report? I guess I realized that—partly, I’m not the same person I was two years ago when I first applied to do a panel—and partly, my enthusiasm for traditional art is sapped. For the former, I used to be obsessed with marketing myself, and only saw the panel as a way to exposure. For the later, I mentioned in a previous journal that I feel my future with traditional art is limited. When the voice in my head said “you will not go far working in traditional art”, the
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I love your art! Your overall designs are amazing and I just love how much attention to detail you put in your drawings!

Aww thank you so much! :love: I hope to post a comic page in the next week or so.

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 ☺️