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Shahrazad's puppy by ToolKitten
Shahrazad's puppy
a cover for big dog ink's shahrazad, retailer exclusive. apparently its the retailer's dog. ah...the silly world of work for hire.
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EDIT: sorry guys the links work now.

Hey guys!

Jungle Girl steps and tutorial by ToolKitten can you imagine that with a super detailed tutorial about painting backgrounds into lineart that has none? Lets do this :D

I know a lot of you are on board already with the patreon site! good call, lots to come!

In the next couple days, my patrons will be able to download the .pdf of the entire Azure preview issue, plus the first High res lines to color!

I am uploading high res line art files to use in guided instruction from myself, as well as give aspiring colorists something to practice with.

There are lots of things going up on there for patrons only that I am skirting the grey area with as far as uploading period, such as the high resolution working files for you to learn with.

but hey, you guys have been asking for tutorials for a long time, and I like to work more closely with people, but guided instruction is also coming with tutorials and files to work with! Then there's the bonuses of exclusive prints and books as well, what more could you ask for?

www.patreon.com/neiruffinoR…
  • Listening to: ZHU
  • Reading: magicians land
  • Watching: doctor who
  • Playing: The Last Remnant
  • Drinking: coffeecoffeecoffeeredbullcoffeecoffeecoffeecoffee
Jungle Girl steps and tutorial by ToolKitten
Jungle Girl steps and tutorial
It's small and you can probably only see the bigger steps at this size, but some of you like to see them anyway.

:star::star::star::star::star::star: One of the biggest reasons I am starting patreon is to be able to fund the downtime it takes to make detailed tutorials from these materials. :star::star::star::star::star::star::star:

But for the first time ever, I will be taking these, making videos, and writing detailed tutorials for such things step by step so you can learn some really cool techniques and also to give you guys some lightbulbs above yer heads, you know, because you see things you never thought of.

I hope you join me in this venture, we have lots to explore! :heart:

lines by Frank Cho, colors by me!

www.patreon.com/neiruffinoR…
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so im gonna livestream coloring a zenescope cover i drew www.livestream.com/fingerpaint…
  • Listening to: shpongle
  • Reading: magicians land
  • Watching: doctor who
  • Playing: civ beyond earth
  • Drinking: coffeecoffeecoffeeredbullcoffeecoffeecoffeecoffee
  • Listening to: shpongle
  • Reading: magicians land
  • Watching: doctor who
  • Playing: civ beyond earth
  • Drinking: coffeecoffeecoffeeredbullcoffeecoffeecoffeecoffee

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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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EDIT: sorry guys the links work now.

Hey guys!

Jungle Girl steps and tutorial by ToolKitten can you imagine that with a super detailed tutorial about painting backgrounds into lineart that has none? Lets do this :D

I know a lot of you are on board already with the patreon site! good call, lots to come!

In the next couple days, my patrons will be able to download the .pdf of the entire Azure preview issue, plus the first High res lines to color!

I am uploading high res line art files to use in guided instruction from myself, as well as give aspiring colorists something to practice with.

There are lots of things going up on there for patrons only that I am skirting the grey area with as far as uploading period, such as the high resolution working files for you to learn with.

but hey, you guys have been asking for tutorials for a long time, and I like to work more closely with people, but guided instruction is also coming with tutorials and files to work with! Then there's the bonuses of exclusive prints and books as well, what more could you ask for?

www.patreon.com/neiruffinoR…
  • Listening to: ZHU
  • Reading: magicians land
  • Watching: doctor who
  • Playing: The Last Remnant
  • 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
punkyitz:iconpunkyitz:
: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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:iconicegaze08:
Icegaze08 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello! I was wondering if you'd be interested in doing art for my upcoming MLP audio musical?
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FritzRubbered Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Professional Filmographer
I'm not only impressed but also totally impaled by your work (my horns are still thrilling) I love it!
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pmccrory72 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome gallery!
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MikazukiMAN Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really stunning artwork. I can see myself dropping by quite alot
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krystic01 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
My husband and I love your artwork!!!  If we could have them hanging all over our room, that would be awesome!!!  You have an amazing talent and truly an inspiration to all artists :)
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Rouge-Fox Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Student Writer
Hello, I am contacting people I have decided to watch and admire to tell them about a project we have underway.

Myself and Traumwelt (visit his DA page here-->nemoalleintraumwelt.deviantart…) have begun creating our first comic book together. It is called Old Harry's tale, and it is a supernatural and philosophical drama. The first six pages of Issue #1 will be submitted to Tumblr and DA

We call ourselves Scapegoat comics and all news of the project will be relayed here at the Scapegoat comics club --> scapegoat-comics.deviantart.co… And I would like all those who watch me to join.

The project is going to be set to a kickstarter which will be linked to the club page later within the month. And all who join the club will have early access to the rewards including the free digital intro comic bening the rules.

If you want to join it is automatically approved, you just need to click a button. If you don't want to, that's fine. It's your choice after all.

Also even if you do not join the club I would be most pleased if you watched this video we made and tell us what you think--> www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvWc6w…

Once again, you can ingore all of this. You have free will after all.
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Zombixxx Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  New member
Amazing galery! They are like real
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Incongruous-Mermaid Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Professional General Artist
Your art is so beautiful and well done!
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Nico6688 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love your work. Watching!
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0becomingX Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
This girl in this painting looks a lot like you especially her face check it out harpiya.deviantart.com/art/Che…
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ToolKitten Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Professional General Artist
lol man thats such a cool piece XD
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Hemlock-the-Cat Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

Hello My Friend!

I wish you a Merry Christmas 2014, full of joy and happiness :)

Best Wishes for all and peace on Earth

See you Soon  :hug:

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Xeldan Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014
The prints deal on your store for the free prints, is the $100 a requirement before or after the discount that gets applied after purchase?  Wondering how many prints I have to buy.  :D
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lockett730 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
if your ever interested in displaying your original superhero's or villain's plus bios please check out our site.

www.facebook.com/newheroesdata…

newheroesdatabase.wifeo.com/

thanks Rodney
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EnigmaSphinx Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
I absolutely love your work. I can't get over your Purgatori artwork!  I would love to see Mistress Hel as well!!
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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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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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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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bignando Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome job in the new art !!!
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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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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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