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WIP: Elaishar and Halaina by Hestia-Edwards WIP: Elaishar and Halaina :iconhestia-edwards:Hestia-Edwards 2 6 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 5 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 3 14 Epilogue page 15 of Concerning Rosamond Grey by Hestia-Edwards Epilogue page 15 of Concerning Rosamond Grey :iconhestia-edwards:Hestia-Edwards 4 5 Epilogue page 14 of Concerning Rosamond Grey by Hestia-Edwards Epilogue page 14 of Concerning Rosamond Grey :iconhestia-edwards:Hestia-Edwards 4 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 9 Epilogue page 12 of Concerning Rosamond Grey by Hestia-Edwards Epilogue page 12 of Concerning Rosamond Grey :iconhestia-edwards:Hestia-Edwards 7 2 Epilogue page 11 of Concerning Rosamond Grey by Hestia-Edwards Epilogue page 11 of Concerning Rosamond Grey :iconhestia-edwards:Hestia-Edwards 8 11 Epilogue page 10 of Concerning Rosamond Grey by Hestia-Edwards Epilogue page 10 of Concerning Rosamond Grey :iconhestia-edwards:Hestia-Edwards 4 11 SmackJeeves/Patreon Banner by Hestia-Edwards SmackJeeves/Patreon Banner :iconhestia-edwards:Hestia-Edwards 8 2 Epilogue page 9 of Concerning Rosamond Grey by Hestia-Edwards Epilogue page 9 of Concerning Rosamond Grey :iconhestia-edwards:Hestia-Edwards 5 5 Hestia's Inking Tutorial Part II: Straight lines by Hestia-Edwards Hestia's Inking Tutorial Part II: Straight lines :iconhestia-edwards:Hestia-Edwards 30 8

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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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How to: Color
As a follow up of my "How to: Anatomy" journal that was received so well by the community, I will continue this series with a how to on color.
Color is considered to be one of the hardest subjects when it comes to art. Most beginners (and even some advanced artists) struggle to get the colors of their work right. I myself do as well. This journal is by no means a full coverage on how to color. It will however be a good list of resources to get you started on this hard subject.
A few things to get started
There are a few things to color

There's hue and value. Hue determines what place in the color spectrum the color is in (red, green, blue.. etc). Value determines how dark or light a color is. In order to understand colors, you have to know how to influence and work with both of them.
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How to: Anatomy
Human anatomy is, for sure, one of the hardest things to draw. But at the same time it's one of the most interesting things to draw, because... hey... we love making characters, and it's nice if they at least look a bit like a human being. I'm still far from perfect at drawing the human body, yet I've accumulated some very useful tips, tricks and websites.
Good exercises
Drawing from life

Drawing from life is awesome!
Look for life drawing classes in your environment, or if they're not available; ask your friends to pose for you. Go have a drink in the city when the weather is nice, and sketch people passing by. There's nowhere you learn more about human anatomy than by observing and sketching real people. There's only one downside to this; dynamic poses are tricky, as it's hard for any model to hold a difficult pose for a long time. 
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Hestia-Edwards

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 November 2016 I drew pages for the comic "Concerning Rosamond Grey". Currently I'm working on the epilogue for said comic, writing the script and world-building for my second comic, and going to college to be a medical laboratory scientist.

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.

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Hello friends,

Long time, no write! I have good news: I finally got some furniture! One by mail delivery (the bookshelf), and one used with extra $ for delivery (I'm too cheap to buy a new desk). All of this hassle because I don't have a car. 

Desk by Hestia-Edwards

Bookshelf and Lamp by Hestia-Edwards

Wait, and a lamp, too?!

Yes: this is a special lamp. Actually the set I got included three lamps, two with umbrellas. These are special lighting lamps for inside photography. I never felt I could take quality pictures of my colored images because the lighting is always poor. Compare the image taken outside in overcast weather, versus using the lamps in a room with no sunlight:

Having Good Lighting Makes a Difference. :) by Hestia-Edwards

You can actually see the yellows, greens, and browns. :D

I love having a work space again: now I feel like an artist again. I haven't actually had a real desk in a year (the epilogue of CRG was completed on a card table). 

Most my free time from now until October 28th will spent studying for my medical laboratory science ASCP exam (blegh), but now I can fit in some art time. Currently I'm tempted by this coloring course: learncoloring.com/course. Tbh, I'm terrified of making colored images: I'm very comfortable with working with black and white. Black and white is like working in 2D, and color is like working in...247D. I've only done paintings with lamp light, because the lighting and color combinations are obvious to me: now painting characters in a field of sunflowers on a sunny day...Not so much. The nice thing about the course is it's not limited to Copics: it's easy to use Prismacolor pencils (which I have). 

I'm also tempted by the Inktober: we'll see.

Talk to you soon,

Hestia
  • Listening to: Capital Kings
  • Drinking: Tea, because that's what I always drink

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:iconephahninth:
Ephahninth Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2017
Hey there! Nice comics - keep up the great work! :)
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Hestia-Edwards Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
:D Thank you! Stay tuned for the sequel. 
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anti-hero711 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2017
Some pretty cool art here. :D (Big Grin) 
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Hestia-Edwards Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you. :D
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StickFreeks Featured By Owner May 30, 2017  Professional General Artist
I just realized I hadn't dropped by to say hi in a while! :dummy:
Hope you're having a great day!~
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Hestia-Edwards Featured By Owner May 30, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! I realize I haven't made anything mind-blowing lately. ;) I need to catch up on your comic!
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StickFreeks Featured By Owner May 30, 2017  Professional General Artist
I just got off from a bit of a hiatus, so you're probably not too far behind! :XD:
Haha, you've definitely deserved a break after finishing all your book!
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Hestia-Edwards Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Was it a most marvellous hiatus? ;)
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it-zuero Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  Professional General Artist
Hi! :)
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