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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 13 2 Artist at Work by Hestia-Edwards Artist at Work :iconhestia-edwards:Hestia-Edwards 25 11 Contest Entry for Extra! Comic by Hestia-Edwards Contest Entry for Extra! Comic :iconhestia-edwards:Hestia-Edwards 12 2 WIP: Elaishar and Halaina, Take 2 by Hestia-Edwards WIP: Elaishar and Halaina, Take 2 :iconhestia-edwards:Hestia-Edwards 6 2 Algernon Savage Practice by Hestia-Edwards Algernon Savage Practice :iconhestia-edwards:Hestia-Edwards 7 0 WIP: Nansha Script, Uncial Type by Hestia-Edwards WIP: Nansha Script, Uncial Type :iconhestia-edwards:Hestia-Edwards 5 8 Lady Halaina--Character Design Debate by Hestia-Edwards Lady Halaina--Character Design Debate :iconhestia-edwards:Hestia-Edwards 15 5 Epilogue page 16 of Concerning Rosamond Grey by Hestia-Edwards Epilogue page 16 of Concerning Rosamond Grey :iconhestia-edwards:Hestia-Edwards 5 17 Epilogue page 15 of Concerning Rosamond Grey by Hestia-Edwards Epilogue page 15 of Concerning Rosamond Grey :iconhestia-edwards:Hestia-Edwards 3 5 Epilogue page 14 of Concerning Rosamond Grey by Hestia-Edwards Epilogue page 14 of Concerning Rosamond Grey :iconhestia-edwards:Hestia-Edwards 6 9 Two Monstrosities by Hestia-Edwards Two Monstrosities :iconhestia-edwards:Hestia-Edwards 8 13 Hestia's Inking Tutorial Part III: Rope-hatching by Hestia-Edwards Hestia's Inking Tutorial Part III: Rope-hatching :iconhestia-edwards:Hestia-Edwards 16 4 Epilogue page 13 of Concerning Rosamond Grey by Hestia-Edwards Epilogue page 13 of Concerning Rosamond Grey :iconhestia-edwards:Hestia-Edwards 4 11 Epilogue page 12 of Concerning Rosamond Grey by Hestia-Edwards Epilogue page 12 of Concerning Rosamond Grey :iconhestia-edwards:Hestia-Edwards 7 2


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 ...


Tree-Heart by CoalRye Tree-Heart :iconcoalrye:CoalRye 371 26 Old attic spirit by AncaXBre Old attic spirit :iconancaxbre:AncaXBre 12 0 Black Forest - episode tenth by bohomaz13 Black Forest - episode tenth :iconbohomaz13:bohomaz13 190 42 2018-01-13 - Orchids by jackfox2008 2018-01-13 - Orchids :iconjackfox2008:jackfox2008 47 20
Woman of spirit but without vanity,
friendly but without coquetry,
You who give to beauty,
A sweet air of philosophy.
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Why I Do What I Do
This one's gonna be looooong, and a bit meandering, so bear with me, but I'm making it in response to a DA friend of mine who is going through some tough times.
First:  let me do my usual journal plugs, because I've got some new stuff that I think y'all would be interested in:
One is a comic that I cannot BELIEVE I haven't mentioned yet, a little bit of fantasy goodness called Shadows In The Library.  It has a cool, middle-eastern feel, a really awesome cartoony style, and an interesting fantasy story. It reminds me of the old Aladdin cartoon that came out in the 90's.  It's on Webtoons, but they also have a cool profile on DA, so check it out.
Another bad boy I've been reading is a super dark comic by SadoAlice called The Essie cycle.  It follows the adventures of a mentally disturbed young girl named Esther and her demonic bunny doll, Pancake, as they run amok and try to survive in a Dickensonian mad house run by the kin
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White Magic [collab] by LualaDy White Magic [collab] :iconlualady:LualaDy 51 6 Ingrained by Evanira Ingrained :iconevanira:Evanira 129 5 Gold by ChristinaMandy Gold :iconchristinamandy:ChristinaMandy 348 34
Draw This Again 2018 Announcement!
Hallo all! LokiDalton here to announce Rising-Artists' next big contest!
Feeling pretty excited? We sure do! In light of the new year, this contest is all based around the keyword improvement! Therefore, we decided to host a "Draw This Again" contest based on the well known and most beloved "Draw This Again" meme by Bampire
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How to Enter
The aim is pretty simple: for this contest we want you to take a piece that you used to love, or a piece that you just want to redraw, and draw it again! Stick as close to the original as you can (same character, same pose, same expression, etc.) and show us how much you've improved!
Here is an example, but there are many more if you browse the "Draw This Again" tag!

Just give the rules below a quick read and you're ready to go!
You must keep to
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Artist | Student | Traditional Art
United States
I drew various things while in childhood and high school (actually, mostly dragons). After an art hiatus, I decided to try drawing comics. 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 Japanese language level BEGINNER by TheFlagandAnthemGuy French 3 by Faeth-design
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Learn Coloring Class by Hestia-Edwards


Hello friends,

The picture above is my current progress in my coloring course, Learn Coloring. The images were drawn by Christopher Kerry, and I am merely following his course and learning the mechanics of color. Color is a lot more complicated, but also more systematic, than I originally thought.

First of all, I have a confession: due to life circumstances (I am in the process of looking for another job) and other things, I have not been working as fervently as I would like to get the sequel comic off of the ground. I have made incremental progress in the sequel comic script, and in learning anatomy, but the enthusiasm isn’t present like before. I have wondered if I am “merely” depressed, or perhaps I am stressing myself out: I have a long list of things I want to accomplish, and when I’m stressed, I get less done than I usually do. Plus, the aspect of marketing myself, and trying to figure out how to improve my art so that it would market itself, has been
tiring exhausting. Marketing in general looks like an overwhelming amount of work: do I have to spread myself onto dA, Facebook, Instagram, SmackJeeves, Patreon, Tapastic, Webtoons, and more that I haven’t yet considered? Do I have to network on each site and hope that people would discover my comics?

I generally do not share my spiritual life on the Internet, but since this is directly related to my comics, I thought this was relevant. I have known along that God wanted my comics to burst in popularity, it could happen: I look at the sad art of Attack on Titan and the (original) One Punch Man, and I know if the content is there, the art won’t prove too much of a hindrance. Yet despite my efforts to show the comic to people online and real life, I haven’t gotten the breakthrough.

Lately, both the art making and the marketing has become a chore. I find myself making much faster progress in French, for example. I wondered about this: am I done with comics? Was I only supposed to draw Concerning Rosamond Grey, and call it good? Was I trying to force something that isn’t there? I recall a time when I tried to force a story into being, and I came up fruitless. At that time I felt God was telling me to take a break from story-making, and the fast lasted about a year. Was it time for another “break”? But I don’t have to force any story for the sequel comic: I am actually bursting with ideas for that, and I already know how it begins, what's in the middle, and how it ends.

But why am I lacking the fervor and enthusiasm to work on my comic, in any aspect? I prayed about this: something wasn’t right. Finally, in a couple of different ways actually, I felt God was telling me: “what if it is My will that your comics will never be famous?”

My immediate reaction was: “…But then what’s the point?”

Well, that reaction’s telling, isn’t it?

When I started my comics, I had the attitude of “Lord, if only a few people benefit from my comic, I will have accomplished my goal”. With a little bit of marketing on dA, I got a few people to read my comic, and I was astounded that people would even be interested in it. My thoughts changed from simply humility to ambition: “if I got a few readers, what can I do to get more readers?” Perhaps ambition isn’t bad. If you’re like me, you daydream about people admiring your work, and getting general accolades and being interviewed. I think God could and does bless such individuals with success. But the early enjoyment of putting a story on paper changed to “I have to do all of this: I have to draw better, I have to market better, I have all of this, I have expectations to satisfy, I have to, I have to”.

But what if I don’t have to do anything? What if I don’t have to spend so much time marketing myself, and just enjoy the process of drawing and creating again? What if I can be free from the pursuit of successful? If God wants multiple people to find and enjoy the comics, what if He can do the marketing Himself?

I want to apologize for my lack of anything to show: but at least you know why I haven’t been very active artistically. I hope and pray that I find the pleasure I once derived from having my characters come alive on paper.


  • Listening to: Cool Hand Luke (the band, not the movie)
  • Drinking: Tea, because that's what I always drink

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LokiDalton Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Danke for the favourite, really appreciate it!
Hestia-Edwards Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
:) You're welcome. 
Julskolva Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2018  New Deviant
Hello, I like your works! (:
Hestia-Edwards Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you. :D
saturday-arts Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much for your watch! I really appreciate it!
Hestia-Edwards Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
:) You're welcome. 
fatofotofan1 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2017
Hello 👋. Can you watch me please 😍😊
Ephahninth Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2017
Hey there! Nice comics - keep up the great work! :)
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