For some reason I've always favored the use of markers and pens in my work and I don't really understand why. This dawned on me at a con once while talking to John Livesay, an artist that worked on a Doctor Strange comic I loved. He talked about the use of quills and brushes like they were a given. When I asked him why he'd use those old tools when pens and markers existed, he looked at me for a second like I'd yet to taste ice cream. After all these years of thinking I knew the tool for me I decided to cave and give quills and brushes a chance. The dynamics they offer you in your lines are incomparable to any other inking tool I've ever used. Little by little they proved to be a truly irreplaceable addition to my stable of tools. I rarely ink an organic image with anything else now. Although markers and pens still have their place, and in The Space Odditorium I frequently switch around with all my inking tools to get the variation the different tools have to offer.
totally 90's dude
It's a totally 90's throwback! Dave embodies the skills of Jim lee's leaping Wolverine in this illustration of Major Trauma!