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Birds of Prey issue 1 page 1 by ToolKitten Birds of Prey issue 1 page 1 by ToolKitten
High hopes that this doesn't print like garbage, working with Ed is a dream :)

First page from my new ongoing series, Birds of Prey. Written by Gail Simone, Pencils by Ed Benes (notice i didn't say art by, thats a load of CRAP)

anyways, lines :iconedbenes:

colors by me, nei ruffino.
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:iconfelva:
felva Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
BRAVOO... excellent gallery.
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:icontzub:
tZuB Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
:O daamn!
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MarceloMatere Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Professional General Artist
great work!
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Vegetorott Featured By Owner May 13, 2010
It's awesome to see you and Ed work together.
Totally agree. "Art by" should only be applied if there is only one artist for pencils, inks, and colors.
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ToolKitten Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Professional General Artist
indeed :)
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stalk Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
All of these preview pages are your usual level of amazingliness (=D) but this one page here really has a great flow to it.

I love how you used the tonal quality of the snow and the lighter points in the panel-

The bright spot in panel one leading to the way the panel lightens up at the bottom of panel two. The real even brightness at the bottom of panel three which leads towards the highlights on BC's nose and cheeks which in turn drops the viewer's eyeline towards her arrival amongst everyone in the final panel.

-to push the visual narrative here with such a muted palette.

Bleh, I'm blabbering now. Telling you stuff you already know when I could've just said the standard: "Youse is da bestest! AWESOME PICCY!!!"

*durr durr*
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ToolKitten Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Professional General Artist
haha thanks dan :)
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:iconstalk:
stalk Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for doing such awesome work!
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:icondeserteagle707:
DesertEagle707 Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
What's it like working with Ed Benes?
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:icontoolkitten:
ToolKitten Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
amazing :)
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jimjimmyjones85 Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
Looks great ! This i already on my pull list ! Cannot wait !
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:iconmikebeals:
mikebeals Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice job, I actually feel chilly looking at these pages, and that's saying something I am Canadian after all.
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Sketch64 Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
Looks great. Congrats on the job Ed is a great penciler and now is even better with your colors.
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:iconthechamba:
theCHAMBA Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
lovely collaboration!
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:icontoolkitten:
ToolKitten Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
thanks man!
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alexasrosa Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Great work Nei. And Congrats for the new partnership, or should I say Thank You for joining with him so we can have works like this?

PS: I noticed you were gone...

alexa #2
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John-Stinsman Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
While I'm not a huge DC fan, with you and Ed on the book, there's no way I can pass up on it!
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:iconrobaato:
Robaato Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:work: Taking notes from a master colorist...
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:iconangilram:
Angilram Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I love the moody colors on this ones, they bring more focus on the woman's face. Gorgeous atmosphere.
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:iconknytcrawlr:
knytcrawlr Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very cool, looking forward to more :D
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:iconangelbaby88:
angelbaby88 Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Student General Artist
oh dear god im hooked!
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:iconrdown:
RDOWN Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
that really nice B,the colours really 'pop'
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:iconcarsis:
Carsis Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
oohh wow,
I love your coloring in this page :D
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:iconjudedeluca:
JudeDeluca Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
Hmm, this was over for like, what, a year?
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:icontoolkitten:
ToolKitten Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
over?
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:iconjudedeluca:
JudeDeluca Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
The series.
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:icontoolkitten:
ToolKitten Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
i dont know
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:iconjudedeluca:
JudeDeluca Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
Oh wait, I asked you before, didn't I?
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:icontoolkitten:
ToolKitten Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
maybe
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:iconjudedeluca:
JudeDeluca Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
Oh I'm so confused. (Does that twitchy thing with my hands)
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:icongoat89:
goat89 Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!
I cant believe you posted this! SO STOKED FOR IT!!! ><
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:iconthewildcod3:
thewildcod3 Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
You so said you couldnt post this! LOL
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:icontoolkitten:
ToolKitten Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
it was previewed on IGN, so now i can post some.
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:iconthewildcod3:
thewildcod3 Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
Im just messin with ya. I know you wouldnt violate legal agreements.
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:icontoolkitten:
ToolKitten Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
there is no agreement on paper actually, legal or otherwise. but if they find out, you will never work for them again XD
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:iconthewildcod3:
thewildcod3 Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
Point made =/. Looking forward to reading the first issue.
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:iconlrgshadow:
Lrgshadow Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
you ... don;t like his pencils?
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:icontoolkitten:
ToolKitten Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
no i love them, i just hate when people say "art by" and just name the guy who drew it. because the art is by ME, too.
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Lrgshadow Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
hehe, gotcha.

Keep up the good shit. =]
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super-illustrator0 Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
And then the guns blaze...
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HalJordan4ever Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
Excellent work. Can't wait to see more.:thumbsup:
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:iconzmricochet:
ZMRicochet Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
I can't wait for this series to come back this was one of the comic that got me hooked
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:iconmbirkhofer:
MBirkhofer Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic Nei!
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:icontoolkitten:
ToolKitten Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
thanks man!
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nikkimagnusson Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
Beautiful Artistry… Perfect !!....puss puss Nikki
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MARCIOABREU7 Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
What a wonderful partnership!
My teacher, my idol with the colors.
Congratulation! :clap:
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ninjakitsune Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
I didn't care for the colors the first time Ed was on the book, but now it's great to see you two teamed up. I'll have to check it out!
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ToolKitten Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
i dont think i've seen any, or much of the colors before.
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ninjakitsune Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
The book was also printed on cheap paper, which couldn't have helped.
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ToolKitten Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
ooh, dont tell me that :(
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