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BDI Cover Joan of Arc by ToolKitten
BDI Cover Joan of Arc
Lines by Jose Luis

colors by me!

stop by my patreon and sign up to learn how to color like this, for a deeper understanding and solid learning journey, join us!

www.patreon.com/neiruffino
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Essential Group Shots coloring/rendering 3 parter by ToolKitten
Essential Group Shots coloring/rendering 3 parter
This one includes all 3 parts of the cliffhanger tutorial on rendering group shots. But really these tricks come in useful for any super detailed piece as well.

for $20 monthly on patreon you get every book I publish, plus so much more! join today for $10 an get these right now, plus all this for a few months back!

  • You can view all the uploaded images of projects that I have worked on that month  (That I am allowed to post)
  • Plus Sneak previews of work that I am doing for major publishers like DC and Marvel
  • Tips for the comics industry and what it involves
  • An air High-Five
  • A Patron Exclusive Monthly digital sketch
  • High resolution line-art to practice coloring
  • Beginner Level tutorials on the use of Photoshop and Color Theory
  • Playlist of my own music that is really awesome to listen to while creating!
  • Flatted files for your own practice
  • Advanced level tutorials on the use of Photoshop and 'How to bend Colors to your Will!'
  • .tiff files of my working layers for your own study and practice (I can only upload these as my contracts allow...unless its my own). Amount will vary by month
  • Exclusive Access to Critique Requests, meaning you can ask me anything 24 hours a day and I will respond within 72 hours :)
  • NSFW versions of certain images, high res and not.
  • An Digital copy of any and all completed projects with EXCLUSIVE Patron Only Content
For $10 monthly its everything but the last two :)
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13 tutorials bundle by ToolKitten
13 tutorials bundle

You get every tutorial I've written so far

This includes :

  • Essential Rendering Bundle Pack
  • Essential Color Theory Package
  • Essential Comic Coloring Tutorial Package 1
  • Essential Group Shot Cliffhanger Tutorial Package


That's 13 tutorials, plus a demonstration video!


The biggest start you could ever ask for in learning digital coloring and painting in photoshop for illustration and comics!

buy here!
gumroad.com/l/imRbu


of join me on patreon to get every tutorial as it comes, plus so much more!

www.patreon.com/neiruffino

for $20 monthly on patreon you get every book I publish, plus so much more!

  • You can view all the uploaded images of projects that I have worked on that month  (That I am allowed to post)
  • Plus Sneak previews of work that I am doing for major publishers like DC and Marvel
  • Tips for the comics industry and what it involves
  • An air High-Five
  • A Patron Exclusive Monthly digital sketch
  • High resolution line-art to practice coloring
  • Beginner Level tutorials on the use of Photoshop and Color Theory
  • Playlist of my own music that is really awesome to listen to while creating!
  • Flatted files for your own practice
  • Advanced level tutorials on the use of Photoshop and 'How to bend Colors to your Will!'
  • .tiff files of my working layers for your own study and practice (I can only upload these as my contracts allow...unless its my own). Amount will vary by month
  • Exclusive Access to Critique Requests, meaning you can ask me anything 24 hours a day and I will respond within 72 hours :)
  • NSFW versions of certain images, high res and not.
  • An Digital copy of any and all completed projects with EXCLUSIVE Patron Only Content
For $10 monthly its everything but the last two :)


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Workspace tutorial by ToolKitten
Workspace tutorial
Apologies again for the massive tutorial upload, wont happen again since this today will catch me up.

You get in this one a workspace Photoshop file for my set up, and an explanation of the way I set up my layers.

buy it here!

gumroad.com/l/OKquo


of join me on patreon to get these plus so much more each month for $10!

www.patreon.com/neiruffino
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Series3 Bundle by ToolKitten
Series3 Bundle
This contains all the new series 3 tutorials, 4 total plus a video file.

Also on Gumroad gumroad.com/products/WzrE

To get each one plus so much more every month join me on patreon for $10!

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 Marvel and 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
Interests
Hey guys!

Azure is all done, all up in the store and there are only about 50 copies left for the store, so if you're gonna miss me this year at conventions, dont miss out on the only printing of Azure!


Azure....

Simply put, it is an inspirational comic shedding a unique light on depression, and in a nutshell, Its a story about one of the hardest things to fully accept, that right now its our chance and our time, and later, when its REALLY our time (to go) , we leave so somebody else can have theirs. We all live with that fact, even if we cant accept it until we no longer have a choice in the matter. But sometimes...... we make that choice to live another day because that is all we can do, to just try to breathe for another day.

The story also involves HP Lovecraft old gods to tell the tale of how every seemingly normal thing is unnatural and against the person suffering from depression, every moment a fight, living in a world nobody else can see.

Ive barely had time to grab myself by the face to keep from my head spinning (funny visual). I'm reeling over how hard earned this final project is and its finally final after 4 years. The Secret Life of Crows came first, but this one nestled on my HDD waiting for the day to come where I was able to be where i needed to be artistically to give this book justice. I've surprised even myself this time.....

www.organikmechanic.com/#!azur…


Also! There are a bunch of new pieces added into the online store for original cover art, as well as the prices slashed for the older pieces, there are some great deals in there now so please make sure to check it out!!

www.organikmechanic.com/#!orig…

  • Listening to: battle beast
  • Reading: the imagica (again)
  • Watching: DEXTER
  • Playing: warcraft
  • Eating: your face
  • Drinking: your blood

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77TN:icon77tn:
great gallery, it definitely shows your talents well
Sat Jul 18, 2015, 6:07 PM
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
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:iconnobodyofimportancez:
NobodyOfImportanceZ Featured By Owner 4 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow! Nice gallery!
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Estheryu Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016
very nice gallery!
nice to meet you here!
have a nice day!:love:
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JulesTait Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2016  New Deviant
I have been a fan for ages! You're an amazing artist and the way you use color and textures have made me, as a colorist, grow exponentially. I recently found the copies of the drawings I downloaded that I'd colored and it reminded me just how much I love bringing to life such exquisite work. I've always loved coloring in, but over the last few years I lost touch with that side of me. Until now, until I saw your work again - I've just bought some wonderful color pencils and would be greatly honoured if you'd agree to me sending them to you?
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ToolKitten Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Professional General Artist
of course :)
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Salvadorio Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
You Miss are a master craftswoman in your field and i cannot wait to watch your career grow and grow. You have amazing work.
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Gorfuru Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016   General Artist
You are great :O

I really like your stuff.
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KoreHeart Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016
Some of the best art I've seen Thumbs Up 
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thekillingmark Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016  New Deviant Professional Traditional Artist
Hi, im an amateur artist and I would greatly appreciate it if you could check out my page and let me know what you think. Im not as good as you by miles, and any advice would be great as im going into A level art next year.
Thank you so much,
Mark
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Mark247Gamer Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Damn awesome work, telling all my friends about your art
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ToolKitten Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016  Professional General Artist
thanks!!!
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jepi12 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
love your work... the colors are really great, amazing artworks :)
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ToolKitten Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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Ross-Sanger Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2016
Clever username. A cringeworthy pun, but still clever.
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ToolKitten Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016  Professional General Artist
lol, its actually because if i didnt become a professional artist, i was going to be a mechanical engineer...and cat or kitty has always been in my name somehow too XD
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Caine001 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy International Women's Day!moonflower Lotus :Lotus: - NaNoEmo 
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no31206 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
wow, thank you for your mention! your art is awesome!
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ToolKitten Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016  Professional General Artist
so very welcome ^_^
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APTMAE Featured By Owner Edited Mar 8, 2016
Really really love ur page, it's amaziiiing!May I print some of ur BW pics? because I really want to colored them!
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ToolKitten Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016  Professional General Artist
have fun :)
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APTMAE Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2016
aww...thank you very much <3
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Cytoscourge Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dear sir or madame, would you be able to recommend me any colouring tutorials?
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ToolKitten Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Professional General Artist
I have a ton I'm offering, but not for free. this first one is free though :D How our eyes are fools by ToolKitten
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Cytoscourge Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for linking this. Are the money ones on your page or some other site?
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ToolKitten Featured By Owner Edited Feb 29, 2016  Professional General Artist
on my page here Essential Comic Coloring Tutorial Package 1 by ToolKitten which are also available on gumroad, or for $10 you can have all of the ones I've ever made (12 so far) on patreon www.patreon.com/neiruffino
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Powpow75 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016
wonderful just amazing how good youve got,thanks for sharing,going in my fav section;) (Wink) 
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