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Hey guys....we just had Thanksgiving Day here in Canada...and I just wanted to extend a heartfelt thank-you to DA and my watchers and friends here. Thank You! :D
I've never really made a big deal about numbers and such, but I am truly honored by the amount of page views and followers I have acquired these past few years.

As of writing this journal, I am about to reach 4000 watchers. That is staggering for me! Thank you for the support!
When I first joined DA in the summer of 2008 I was a complete newbie to the inking craft. I'm a firm believer that if you really are passionate about something, anything, you will succeed. I poured myself into learning. It wasn't until 2010 that I really started taking the craft seriously. I have always said thanks to SeanE for kicking my ass and pushing me to ink more. It made me really push myself to get better...and the only way to do that is by daily practice! I honestly tried to ink a page each night. It took me many months and attempts to even finish a complete page....I'm not even sure when I got to the point that I was confidant enough to look at a page and say, "I can and will finish this"  without hesitation.
To date I probably have 500+ pages in boxes and binders. This practice and experience has brought me to where I am today...and believe me, I am still learning and have much more to learn!
I also want to extend a huge thanks to all the talented pencil artists that I have inked over. I never want to take credit for great looking art....the original pencil artists did that. I was, and am, always just trying to do their wonderful lines justice.
So for all the artists out there that are learning, whether it be pencils, inks , or colours...keep doing it! Do it because you love it....if not, you will fail. We all have weaknesses and limitations, but the only way to overcome them is to keep pushing ourselves. Experience is built that way. Don't give up. I have had many times I have wanted to throw in the towel, but I look back now and am grateful for where I have got to...and am excited to see what the next years will bring.
So with that, I will get back to pushing my pens around the paper!
  • Listening to: K-Pop
  • Reading: GFT
  • Playing: RS Vegas 2


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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


Asgardian Storm Inks by devgear
Asgardian Storm Inks
Kenneth Rocafort made the incredible lineart for this...and as most of you know, I absolutely love his work!
This was so much fun to ink...although it was super low res...but didn't find it too difficult. What I really liked was using more of a solid black instead of the line work normally seen in Kenneth's work.
Colorists can download 300dpi *Please read and follow my terms of use* Thanks!
Gen 13 wip by devgear
Gen 13 wip
More teasing! I'm sorry for that ;)
I was feeling nostalgic this evening....found these great lines on SeanE 's website.... Great pencils by Carlo Barberi!
Gen 13 was one of the books that got me back into collecting and reading comics back in the early '90s.
Asgardian Storm wip by devgear
Asgardian Storm wip
Hey guys! It's been awhile since I got some inks on one of my favorite artists....Kenneth Rocafort :)
What I have been working on tonight.
Black Widow Inks by devgear
Black Widow Inks
SquirrelShaver Mike DeBalfo made the super sexy lineart of one of my favorite girls, Black Widow :)
Had a chance to scan it this evening. Hope you guys dig it!
Colorists can download for 300dpi *Please read and follow my terms of use* Thanks!

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JeffGraham-Art Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fav :)
SexySteamPink Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow.  Great ink-work, and thanks for watching!

KernoWarrior Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey James, would be stoked if you could glance an eye over my latest piece......spidey vs venom in my gallery, trying to get into inking and would love your view on it
JimSandersIII Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016
thanks for the :+fav: s
Jeardawg Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016 not sure if this is something that might catch your interest.

But Rantz!
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