I have been a huge fan for a long time. I have nothing but respect for inkers. I have been trying to learn the art for a long time. I guess you can tell I am a penciler by nature. I talk to, and get photocopies from, as many pro inkers as I can. I want my inks to look clean and crisp, like you pros make them look. I just can't get that "Pro" look for some reason.
I am getting a little better though. i am fortunate enough to be friends, and have worked with, Ryan Winn, who studied under Miki, and Weems. I call Ryan up and pick his brain every now and then.
Sites like this one are amazing as well. I spent at least 3 hours looking at you stuff last night.
Thanks for the kind words about my work, coming from you, that means a hell of a lot! I have spent years busting butt for all of the smaller companies, like Dark horse, image, Devils Due, and just about every other small company you can think of, but hey, I love the work. i consider myself fortunate to be able to do this full time. Recently i have been picking up work,and getting interest, from some of the big guys. I just finished up some work for top cow, I was asked to do some stuff over at Spawn, and I Just turned in my first Spider-man cover. i am excited as hell about that one. They are going straight to colors on t though
I think that takes away from the finished image. With out inks it just doesn't look finished.
I studied the covers you did with Campbell before doing my cover up. I think the covers you guys did, are hands down the best spidey covers in a long long time!
Well I will stop my geeking out. Thanks for the reply, and take care.