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Tree Study: Ponderosa pinus by Hestia-Edwards Tree Study: Ponderosa pinus :iconhestia-edwards:Hestia-Edwards 11 0 Take 2: Sepia Inking--Landscape and Trees by Hestia-Edwards Take 2: Sepia Inking--Landscape and Trees :iconhestia-edwards:Hestia-Edwards 7 5 Sepia Inking--Landscape and Trees by Hestia-Edwards Sepia Inking--Landscape and Trees :iconhestia-edwards:Hestia-Edwards 9 2 Progress Drawing: Dr. Absalom Blackwood by Hestia-Edwards Progress Drawing: Dr. Absalom Blackwood :iconhestia-edwards:Hestia-Edwards 5 0 WIP: Character Proportions by Hestia-Edwards WIP: Character Proportions :iconhestia-edwards:Hestia-Edwards 4 5 WIP: Computer Font for Nansha by Hestia-Edwards WIP: Computer Font for Nansha :iconhestia-edwards:Hestia-Edwards 9 9 WIP: Elaishar and Halaina Sculptures by Hestia-Edwards WIP: Elaishar and Halaina Sculptures :iconhestia-edwards:Hestia-Edwards 12 9 Experiment in Ink Wash: Algernon and Ishuram by Hestia-Edwards Experiment in Ink Wash: Algernon and Ishuram :iconhestia-edwards:Hestia-Edwards 28 17 An Experiment in Grey-scale: Ink Washes by Hestia-Edwards An Experiment in Grey-scale: Ink Washes :iconhestia-edwards:Hestia-Edwards 8 9 WIP: Nansha Grammar Sketch by Hestia-Edwards WIP: Nansha Grammar Sketch :iconhestia-edwards:Hestia-Edwards 4 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 18 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 9 6

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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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New art site?? [idea]
BIG UPDATE: New updated post on our official artri.se group!


we will keep comments open here to review past suggestions made here but any further comments should be made on the artri.se suggestions box journal or the group profile! thank you!

EDIT: 
So since this project has gone way further than this journal i will likely be making a new journal update with the site progress!! 
FOR NOW!! we have a mascot officially!! Canvas the Dragon!
here's some fanart by some awesome artists <33
     
Check out out domain now too!! https://comments.deviantart.com/1/773290583/4674858365
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Spiritual Revival
Last night's church service was phenomenal. But no amount of words could 
fully express the actual experience of spiritual revival. The presence of God 
was so strong through the place, that the drummer and I kept on playing vigorously 
as the singers praise and worshiped, and the people approached the alters 
and worshiped God. And wow...we kept on for hours, and it lasted for a good majority of 
the service. The drummer and I didn't lose momentum and we had this stamina like 
we could go on forever. It was awesome. Afterwards, we had the great news of having a new location 
for a bigger building. A store front with windows. Now I know this doesn't really mean much for some or many reading this, like..."Ok good for you?" Shrug But, I wanted to share this experience hoping and wishing you were all there to experience such spiritual revival. Talking about it, is not enough. ^^
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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’ve been largely absent, I know. Real life has been busy, I’m not going to lie. Working 40-hours a week tends to do that. ;) I’m pleased to say that my life has been more stable than it has been in a long time. The job is going good: my coworkers treat me better than family. I’m renting a room with a sweet family (who, combined, speak Spanish, English and Japanese), and the bus route takes me directly to my work in 20 minutes or less.  I can pay my bills and make payments on my loans, and some extra.

In these peaceful times, when the dust has settled, it seems to be the time for emotional and mental demons to expose themselves. I’m not sure if I have mentioned this before, but I have struggled with depression in varying degrees for many years. I’ve come to realize just these last few months that my depression is not irreversible: maybe instead of it being a permanent, brain chemical disease, I am depressed because I have believed the toxic things I was raised with.

One such discovery: I’ve been told that I’m a failure because I can’t pour my heart and soul into one vocation. I have too many interests: Japanese, medicine, comics, linguistics, history, making computer fonts, to name a few. I happened to Google “jack-of-all-trades”, and I’m so very glad I did:

 

 

Watching this was like being locked in a dark room, and finally seeing daylight. I thought, and family members told me, that I was a dysfunctional duckling: after seeing this video, I see I’m not a duck at all, I’m a totally different bird.

 

For the first time in years, I can start liking myself.

 

So, how this relates to art:

   
    
1.     I have a stable job—I don’t have to worry about commissions/Patreon. This really frees me really enjoy art for what it is, not as a source of income. Sure, extra money is nice—who doesn’t like it?—but if nobody pays me anything, then I have no obligation to anyone about how I make comics. I make comics for me first, and if readers want to join the ride, they are more than welcome.

 

    2.     Learning about being a multipotentialite/polymath/scanner, I realize that when I promise to do all of these things related to the sequel comic, I am probably only fooling…Myself. If we’re perfectly honest, I’m probably not going to start the sequel comic this year, or the next: I am, whether I like it not, following Tolkien’s track when readers demanded a sequel for the Hobbit: “a sequel? But I most make lineages, must polish my languages, must expand my maps…”

 

All I can promise you, truly, is that the Atannan comic will be quite expansive compared to Concerning Rosamond Grey. I hope it will have better art, quicker updates, more in-depth characterization—but I can only do so much, and hope for the best.

 

    3.     I did buy a website domain—atannan.com. Currently it has nothing to show. It would make sense, since I bought the domain, that I should do something with it. ;)

    4.     I started drawing a stand-alone comic, more related to the sequel than to CRG. Currently playing with how to make  interesting backgrounds with sepia inks:

Sepia Inking--Landscape and Trees by Hestia-Edwards

 

The color is too pink, but I adjust the ink ratio. I need to review Sumi videos. Any other feedback is welcome.

 

Lastly, I have cut off contact with my toxic family members. Rather than being the support system for my dreams, they made me believe in nightmares. Now that I have both physical and emotional distance from them, I’m super excited to see where God will take me. I feel like I’m returning to being a teenager again: what good things does the future hold?

 

Loves,

 

Hestia

  • Listening to: The Piano Guys
  • Reading: Refuse to Choose! by Barbara Sher
  • Drinking: Tea, because that's what I always drink

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ZombieOwl Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like your comic art! I found you via the "discovery" thing.
Looking forward to reading more of your story!
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Hestia-Edwards Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2019  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you kindly! :D Have you read the CRG comic?
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ZombieOwl Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not all of it. When I found it I just go to the part in the first chapter where it looks like the doctor is at the mansion for a visit. I was at work and couldn't go farther D:

soon though, for sure :D
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Tenchi8 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi there! Thanks so much for having my journal. I hope it had been 
encouraging to you. :) 
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Tenchi8 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy New years! Thanks for the watch. I'd be happy to add you as well. ^^
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Hestia-Edwards Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2019  Student Traditional Artist
And Happy New Year to you as well! :)
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Tenchi8 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw thanks so much. :) 
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MrRemoraman Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Christmas Hestia! Wishing you a new year, and the best of luck with everything art-wise!
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Hestia-Edwards Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you kindly, and a (belated) one to you, and a Happy New Year. :D
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MichaelHocking Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanking you for the fav -F2U- Little Succulent 
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