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coloring a cover for JP Roth's Southern Nightgown. See you there... www.livestream.com/fingerpaint…
  • Listening to: NYVES
  • Reading: magicians land
  • Watching: LOST
  • Playing: shadow of mordor
  • Drinking: coffeecoffeecoffeeredbullcoffeecoffeecoffeecoffee
How our eyes are fools by ToolKitten
How our eyes are fools
This is a tutorial I have written for patreon, and as a sample of what to expect, and whats to come, I've gone ahead and made the first one free.

This is definitely the ground floor when it comes to what I have to share. In writing these tonight, finding ways to explain what I know, given most of it was self taught and not told to me, it made me realize I have so very many of these to write. I will be covering color with even more depth, after this one, in the next.


The site they will all be uploaded to is www.patreon.com/neiruffino and for my $10 a month and up patrons. They get these as well as many other things as we go along.

There have already been tutorial uploads about creating custom brushes to use best as a colorist, and the brush settings that can save you time. After that I wrote one about how to paint metal, and after that I wrote one about color choice, then this one.

Next months tutorials will be in depth color choice and how light works on different surfaces, as well as how to add atmosphere and mood. When you sign up, you get access to every post that has already been made with the tutorials, high res lines to color, and layered files to learn from.
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I'm spending a good portion of today writing tutorials for patreon. I'm doing one on creating custom brushes and using the brush settings to quickly paint backgrounds (as a colorist, not a painter), one for how to pick colors, and color choice, one on color theory and the way light works, and one on how to paint metal.

Dont miss out on these first time ever tutorials, sign up now! CLICK PATREON HERE
  • Listening to: NYVES
  • Reading: magicians land
  • Watching: LOST
  • Playing: shadow of mordor
  • Drinking: coffeecoffeecoffeeredbullcoffeecoffeecoffeecoffee
Oz ASPEN 01 CMYK by ToolKitten
Oz ASPEN 01 CMYK
Oz ASPEN BW01 by ToolKitten

cover drawn and colored for a series called The Legend of Oz : The Wicked West.

my patrons get these files high res to use for study, if you're interested check it out! www.patreon.com/neiruffino
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Nei Ruffino
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
A professional penciller working on comic covers for companies like zenescope and big dog ink, as well as a professional colorist for DC.

Tools I use for drawing are a mechanical drafting pencil and HB lead, tools for coloring are Intous 5 medium and Adobe Photoshop CS6
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I'm spending a good portion of today writing tutorials for patreon. I'm doing one on creating custom brushes and using the brush settings to quickly paint backgrounds (as a colorist, not a painter), one for how to pick colors, and color choice, one on color theory and the way light works, and one on how to paint metal.

Dont miss out on these first time ever tutorials, sign up now! CLICK PATREON HERE
  • Listening to: NYVES
  • Reading: magicians land
  • Watching: LOST
  • Playing: shadow of mordor
  • Drinking: coffeecoffeecoffeeredbullcoffeecoffeecoffeecoffee

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orcaparade
your colors are top notch (not sure if that is one word or 2)
Sat Jan 10, 2015, 12:30 PM
RobTWolf:iconrobtwolf:
Everything you've done is amazing... correction* AMAZING! lol I think I've damn near favorited everything, and it definitely deserves it at the least - Keep up the excellent work! You're one of my faves
Fri Jun 6, 2014, 5:53 PM
REFLEX76:iconreflex76:
LOVE YOUR WORK!!
Sun Jan 5, 2014, 7:43 AM
DolphinCry:icondolphincry:
Amazing works! :clap:
Tue Oct 8, 2013, 9:54 AM
Emiko-Fubuki:iconemiko-fubuki:
Is so amazing you're art, ToolKitten.
Thu Oct 3, 2013, 6:46 AM
PdPatty:iconpdpatty:
You are such a Talent dear,, your art is beautiful, sensual,,,quite stunning
Thu Sep 26, 2013, 10:55 AM
sugahroc:iconsugahroc:
I love to see women who can get down and dirty with some ink! What else can I say except, your work is bad booty! ;) Now to click the watch button...
Wed Sep 18, 2013, 6:07 AM
loosewires:iconloosewires:
where can I find a list of your published works in comics so i can buy a copy
Thu Sep 12, 2013, 11:09 AM
JokerX2011:iconjokerx2011:
Hi, I have seen that you will be in Essen (Comic Action) in October, do you already know on which date exactly?
Fri Aug 16, 2013, 5:44 AM
thespaceman63:iconthespaceman63:
nice
Wed Aug 14, 2013, 6:12 AM
SCM-Graphic-Design
Very nice work!!
Wed Jul 24, 2013, 4:38 AM
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:bulletred:Box!
Wed Jul 17, 2013, 10:19 AM
Naytw:iconnaytw:
Missed you at the Denver Comic Con this year. Maybe next year?
Tue Jul 2, 2013, 10:11 AM
GentlyDangerous:icongentlydangerous:
Caught the live stream this morning, Nei. Thanks for that, really enjoyed seeing you work. Looking forward to the next one.
Sun Jun 16, 2013, 12:16 PM
WhiteLynx57:iconwhitelynx57:
Every pic you have is a whopping punch of awesome to the brain case! Your work looks like something in every major comic book out there! Lurve it, lurve it. Keep it up, I'd love to see a full set of your zodiac covers.
Sat Jun 15, 2013, 6:33 PM
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:iconbowland:
Bowland Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014
Is this and Organik Mechanic the only place to get Secret Life of Crows? And how many issues are planned?
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:iconmaltuz17:
MALTUZ17 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi Nei yu work its so cool, thanks for share;) (Wink) 
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:iconmachineheart23:
machineheart23 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
love your femme fatales, looks like i found another fantastic female artist, love female illustrators
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moneydemon3 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
Hi there, big fan. I was wondering if you sign the prints purchased on your website? Thanks
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ToolKitten Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
i can :)
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:iconbignando:
bignando Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome job in the new art !!!
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:iconbapabst:
bapabst Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
happy belated birthday, fellow sept 7th virgo ;)
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tiptoe2810 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
i just have to say that i like all ur artwork . i would like to see more of Joan of arc 
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:iconcyberaix:
cyberaix Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional Artist
Every time I swing by your gallery just gets more and more amazing!
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ff2the-max Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome gallery I love it!
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Sci-mind156 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
your art is truly amazing
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kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
used your stock here
 Dreamwalking by kuschelirmel thank you!
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ToolKitten Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
super cool!!
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kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:heart:
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mysterywolfgurl Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
www.damnlol.com/oh-alice-alice… You made it on Damn! LOL figured you'd like a link to it.
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NudeTaylor Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Wonderful work! 
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Cmedard Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
Hei Nei, very nice job you did on this LD : i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTYwMFgxMDM… , both lines and colors ! Am just discovering it today.. Real cool!
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ToolKitten Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
guh that scan KILLS the colors, that looks like shite :/
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Cmedard Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
Was not talking 'bout the scan ;) , it's just a scan (bad quality indeed).
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Dr-Toszi Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hi! Saw some of your stuff at the Vegas 'Con and loved it! Teach me your ways! xD
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saint02 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Student Artist
Just saw your booth at Denver Comic Con!  It was so awesome!  I love your work! 
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KMG-Photography-NJ Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
Great work, everything you do is really awesome.
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rubyhorse Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
Love your art, sexy, hot and amazing... people like you keep this 36 year old still interested in comics!
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tronquixote Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your Lady Death Zodiac series! Are those comics still available anywhere or am I way late? Can't believe I'm just finding you now!
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