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Hi there! Haven't updated this bio since I joined, lol!
My name is James Goodwin and am a self taught inker. I've been at it since 2008.
Currently am inking cover art for Zenescope Entertainment.
My love for the craft and almost daily practice has brought me to the level that I am at now...still learning everyday.
Check out my older inks in my gallery to see how bad I was, lol ;) But, as I mentioned, a desire to better myself and practice definitely helped!
Through my growing process, I have always made hi-res inks available for colorists to practice on. If you find my inking something you wish to use for color practice, please do :D Just be sure to see my Terms of Use below. Crediting the artist involved is very important.

Current Residence: Canada
Favourite genre of music: Bhangra beats
Favourite photographer: me....
Favourite style of art: Comic
Operating System: A quad4
MP3 player of choice: i-pod touch
Wallpaper of choice: my creations! U must see them;P


Rogue Ink by devgear
Rogue Ink
Can't tell you how many times I was gonna scrap this one! Trying to make brush strokes with my .1 Micron. Lol...but, I kept working it.
Somewhat happy...although I did work on this pretty quickly.
Awesome lines by Fredbenes  (Ed Benes brother) Check out his amazing gallery :) Many awesome lines.
Download for 300dpi *Please read and follow my terms of use* Thanks!

Original pencils
Rogue by Fredbenes
Zenescope covers by devgear
Zenescope covers
Hi guys! Here is a look at the latest covers I inked for the big Z. These will be out this Wed. Oct. 22nd.
As always, fantastic lineart by Pasquale qualano! I really enjoy working over his lines. Not sure how much more I'll get in the future tho...lately, he has been inking his own work. Sigh....
Being that the one cover is a 1:20 incentive cover, I didn't think I would have much chance of owning it....but, I made a few arrangements with my local comic shops and should be able to get a couple copies!

Also, This Wed. I will be at Happy Harbor… throughout the day as a guest. I will be signing books and will have some art and prints available :) So if you are in Edmonton, come say hi!

Beautiful colors by  Ylenia Di Napoli Yleniadn86 

Grimm Fairy Tales Vol 1 103-B-PA by devgear RB757i0-darkshaman1c by devgear YQoZEHB-darkshaman1d by devgear 
Paolo_LMechanika wip by devgear
Paolo_LMechanika wip
Well, basically flatted the lines to make sense of the lineart...still very difficult due to the low res of the original image. Then going in to add depth and shape. Very very hard. lol!

Hi guys! Well, this is my weekend project :) pant Paolo made the beautiful Lady M lineart. I found it on his FB page, and asked him if I could ink it; he said sure :D
Only problem is the file I had was a photo of the art and was only 622x980 px So, I don't have much to work with, lol. I spent some time in PS re-sizing, straightening and cleaning up the pic. Hard to see the details now, but have a decent 11x17 page from it :) I will have to print out the original as a reference tho, I'm already getting lost!
Bathory Inks by devgear
Bathory Inks
This was so amazing to work on! Jay Harpokrates  made the very awesome lineart for this.
He put so much great detail into everything! Very cool. I totally love these kind of images :)
Download for 300dpi *Please read and follow my terms of use* Thanks!
Bathory OC belonging to Jeardawg

Original pencils
Bathory by Harpokrates

Bathory by SeanE
Hello friends! Well, as the title states....heading to Vegas in a few hours and should be there after the weekend :) My first time....I've seen too many am kinda nervous and excited, lol. I'll be gone till next weekend and will hopefully arrive home safely. My wife and kids will be with me, so shouldn't get into too much trouble ;) If I have any watchers that live in the area....let me know and we can meet up for drinks and slots! I'm pretty sure a friend of mine here on DA since I've joined, JamesLeeStone  lives there....not sure of anyone else.
Wish me luck as I hit sin city for all it's worth!

Since I wont be on here and uploading stuff I will leave you this.....
Just saw these in the Diamonds Preview. GFT Presents: Dark Shaman #1
Alternate covers - Beautiful pencils by Qualano with my inks And fanastic colours by Ylenia Di Napoli
Hope you like them!
Cover C and Cover D The retailer's incentive cover :)                                
RB757i0-darkshaman1c by devgear  YQoZEHB-darkshaman1d by devgear

  • Mood: Love
  • Listening to: Dutch Bleeps!
  • Reading: GFT
  • Playing: RS Vegas 2

Terms of use regarding my Inks

Just a note to all viewing and downloading my inking.

Most of it is available for colourists...just hit the download for a hi-res file.
Please link back to the original artist as well as myself, the inker. Also note me or leave a message on the piece regarding the colouring.

I do not authorize any other use of my inks other than for colour here on DA.




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The-KaijuEnthusiast Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Outstanding line works here man! Extreme precision in your inks and lines. Keep up the great work!
devgear Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Thanks! I will keep pressing forward :)
The-KaijuEnthusiast Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Anytime and that is what I'm talking about.;p
Vitali-Iakovlev Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for faving the Artifacts piece, much appreciated!
devgear Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Your skill is impressive! :D
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