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tshirts .......a color bomb went off, its crazy. as full of art/graphics as possible, and 

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Joan Colouring Challenge by Aaron-Best here is the winning entry for the contest!! :star: gold stars all around.

There were some really great entries, most followed guidelines (though not all did, some of you were afraid, its okay though), but this is the entry that used them the best.

It shows initiative to create something different while staying cohesive with the original piece and the rest of the design.

Congrats! The prize was paying work, otherwise a start in the industry. This is something I'm sure lots of you will be quite jealous over :D
  • Listening to: July Talk
  • Reading: the imagica (again)
  • Watching: DEXTER, Orange is the new Black
  • Playing: too much work....
  • Eating: your face
  • Drinking: your blood

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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
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SFSwimsuitSpecial Chun-Li by ToolKitten
SFSwimsuitSpecial Chun-Li
So recently I got to draw and color a cover for Street Fighter from Udon. One of those nerd dreams come true :D

for :iconudoncrew:

The idea for this one was to do an Homage from this older marvel thing painted by Brian Stelfreeze
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Soft and Sunshine by ToolKitten
Soft and Sunshine
There is a theme of certain pics I've done for the last 15 years, although I've only done it a few times is a piece I do based solely on the fact of how much I put myself in a piece when I'm working on it. I can feel her hair on her skin, the sun on her face (and in this pic probably the itchy plants and bugs underneath her).

Its about being where you are when you paint, sometimes you need to be fully IN IT so make it immersive. You have to immerse yourself to be there. Added to this I make playlists that convey all these certain moods so its like a soundtrack. In my head the flowers move as the breeze catches them, and she wets her lips and blinks at you. Her hands started at her knees and followed down to rest where they are now.

Dont forget about the power of your imagination. Use it....really use it.
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WonderWoman001covVariant by ToolKitten
WonderWoman001covVariant
A new montly gig I'm doing with Frank Cho, wonder womaaaaaaaan!

drawn and inked by Frank Cho,

Colored by me.
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Prismhowl by ToolKitten
Prismhowl
you're gonna start seeing a lot more from this, cause the steam is really picking up on it and character design is something im focused on right now.

this is actually a picture of a drawing i did in denver last weekend, all the different lights gave off a really neat prism effect with the different shadows.
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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
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
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:iconkristinf:
KristinF Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing work!
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landobaldur Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016  Professional General Artist
cool artworks
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Darry Featured By Owner May 26, 2016  Professional Artist
Awesome gallery!
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This-Chick-Does-Art Featured By Owner May 12, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I am so glad I stumbled on one of your pages in a random favorites folder: animecruise.deviantart.com/fav…

I love, love, love your coloring.
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bignando Featured By Owner May 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Your new art is super !!!
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NobodyOfImportanceZ Featured By Owner May 5, 2016  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
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  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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