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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!
  • Mood: Love
  • 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


Blade of the Immortal Inks by devgear
Blade of the Immortal Inks
timothygreenII  made the perfect and very cool pencils for this one. I had inked this up the other night....just got it scanned this eve.
As I mentioned, Timothy made inking this so very easy...such an amazing artist!
Inked with a Pentel sign pen, and a bit of Micron on the details. Super fast and super fun :)
Colourists can download for 300dpi *Please read and follow my terms of use* Thanks!

Tim's lines:
Blade of the Immortal by timothygreenII
Blade of the Immortal wip by devgear
Blade of the Immortal wip
timothygreenII made the awesome lineart of this. It's been ages since I have inked Timothy's art...
Wasn't in the best of moods tonight, and wanted to do something fast...Tim made the pencils so perfect, this only took me about an hour to ink. Used the amazing Sign pen by Pentel for 90% of this.
Anyways, beers and a movie are next...will scan tomorrow :)
Spiderman Inks by devgear
Spiderman Inks
Jimbo02Salgado made the epic lines awhile back.....but it has been too long since I have inked his lines :) so wanted to ink this one up.
This was a fun one.... Inked mostly with my Pentel sign pen really is a great inking tool.
Colourists can download for 300dpi *Please read and follow my terms of use* Thanks
Oh Micron exploded for some reason, lol That is the big splatter on the bottom left....

Jimbo's  lines
Spiderman by Jimbo02Salgado

Spiderman Inks By Devgear-Colored by royhobbitz
Nick Fury and Black Widow Inks by devgear
Nick Fury and Black Widow Inks
Max-Dunbar made the great lineart here.
I worked this really fast with my Pentel sign pen...really like that thing ;) .1 Micron on the weapons
This was a lot of fun....Friday night inks
Download for 300dpi *Please read and follow my terms of use* Thanks!

Max's lines
Black Widow and Nick Fury by Max-Dunbar

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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kcspaghetti Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
:icongrin--plz: Thanks 4 the faves duder! Hoping to have sometime in the near future to throw-down some colors on some of these sweet inks you've been handing out, as always! 
Steele67 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanx fer the watch J'
devgear Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015
One of those things I thought I had done a long time ago, lol. Np bro!
HeagSta Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great stuff.  I will be sending you some colors in the near future.  Thanks!
AlonsoEspinoza Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Many thanks for the fav, man!
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