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Gary Martin
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
Current Residence: Washington State
Favourite style of art: Comic Book
Operating System: Mac


Brush and india ink on 11x17 bristol. 
Garcia Lopez Superman redo by SKY-BOY
Garcia Lopez Superman redo
Back in the early 80's I had the opportunity to ink backgrounds for Dick Giordano at DC Comics. One of the projects I was involved in was the DC Style Guide, penciled by Garcia Lopez.

I thought I would redo one of my favorite pieces  (Man of Tomorrow) and see if I could improve upon my rookie inking efforts. Here's the link to the original pencils and inks:… (As you can see, I did some editing.)

Brush,  Pitt pens, and india ink on 11x17 bristol.
BOLLAND DREDD/KONG cover recreation by SKY-BOY
BOLLAND DREDD/KONG cover recreation
My commissioned recreation of a Brian Bolland, Judge Dredd cover. 

Brush and india ink on 11x17 bristol. 
Ed McGuinness Cap inks by SKY-BOY
Ed McGuinness Cap inks
My inks over a cool Cap by the way cool Ed McGuinness. 
Brush and india ink over 11x17 bristol.
If you're attending the Big Wow Comic Con this weekend in San Jose, come by my table and say hey! 

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shellydax Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015
Hi there, I have been using your "Art of Comic Book Inking" in my licensed Oregon tattoo school for the last year and half.  I have all my students work with it because it is GREAT for practicing line variety, focused drawing and strengthening hand muscles.  

I have probably ordered over 20 copies on Amazon!  usually the price is around $35.

But sadly now, I can't find any new copies for less than $120. I got a couple used copies, but many of the bristol pages are torn out and the drawing pages are the most important part for my students.

Will you be printing more of these books or do you know where I can get them at a less expensive price?  I could pass the cost on to my students, but I'd prefer not to.

And thanks for sharing your AMAZING talent with the world.  I appreciate your words of wisdom as well.  Cheers,
Shelly Dax
SKY-BOY Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi Shelly-
Thanks for your kind words (and your volume buying of the inking book)! The book is currently out of print, but should be reprinted soon. I've emailed my editor at Dark Horse, and am waiting for him to give me the printing schedule. 

When I hear from him, I'll give you an update.

Thanks again and take care,
Vitali-Iakovlev Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Most inspiring inking gallery.. I aspire to be good at inking, and sometimes I have my doubts, whether this is really what I want to do. But one glance at your works, and I am inspired again. You show that this is truly a form of art and it's worth practicing and studying.
SKY-BOY Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Much thanks! I wish you good luck!
DeadBomb Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Professional General Artist
You have some terrific work, and plenty to show!
Hopefully I can learn a thing or two from you and your work. :)
SKY-BOY Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
UltimateGameMaster Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Would you be willing to do stage art for a fighting game?
SKY-BOY Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, but my work schedule is full up.
UltimateGameMaster Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Ok. Sorry to bother you.
frankiepig2003 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015
I'm throwing a new art contest for my superheroines Fury and Justice Girl!  I'd love you to be a part of it.…
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