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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


Ayanami Rei Inks by devgear
Ayanami Rei Inks
Here she is! I didn't realise her butt was tagged that in the mature content filter.
Anyways, I am a fan of Mike DeBalfo's  SquirrelShaver art and when I saw this on ComicArtFans online I knew I had to make some inks on it:)
As I mentioned previously, I contacted the owner of this art and was forwarded a scan of the art.
Used a .1 Micron and brush pen.
Download for 300dpi to color *Please read and follow my terms of use* Thanks!

If you are a fan of the is another I did a few years ago.
Ayanami Rei Inks by devgear
Ayanami Rei wip by devgear
Ayanami Rei wip
I live in a house full of monkeys.....I cannot find my ruler anywhere, lol...Arrgh! I tried using a backer board for my comics to rule a bit....not very precise...
Tomorrow this will be finished.

Mike DeBalfo SquirrelShaver  made this awesome commission awhile ago. I saw this on Comic art fans and contacted the owner in regards to inking it... So, I got a file in my e-mail today :)
My start tonight!

If you are not familiar with the character...I do believe she is wearing pants....very tight ones albeit, but pants nonetheless. So, not a naked bum bum here.
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 
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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ZLMike Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student General Artist
Astounding use of inking in your art, I'm self-learning inking aswell and you are certainly an inker to learn from, especially the forms!

Subscribed and eager to see more and GL!
devgear Featured By Owner 8 hours ago
Thanks Zoolou! I'm glad you dig the inks. Hope it inspires :)
The-KaijuEnthusiast Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Outstanding line works here man! Extreme precision in your inks and lines. Keep up the great work!
devgear Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
Thanks! I will keep pressing forward :)
The-KaijuEnthusiast Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Anytime and that is what I'm talking about.;p
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