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Blackest Night JSA 1-3 triptyc by ToolKitten Blackest Night JSA 1-3 triptyc by ToolKitten
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yeayah! :iconeddybarrows: spilled the beans :D

this was just about the damned hardest thing i've ever had to paint, and man, i dont think i lived up to eddy's pencils.



but thats cool you know, we learn, it's okay :)

gosh so anyways, when i got this thing my heart went pitter patter, and i was SO nervous. i dont get like that anymore, or it has been a REALLy long time. REALLY long, probably not since the beginning of my career. not like i did with this, anyways.

i actually put it OFF, and anybody that knows my work ethic knows how i just dive in and tackle whatever is thrown my way, but not this baby.

nope, this one stumped me and stopped me dead in my tracks. i hadn't even colored most of these characters before, and did a great deal of digging around before i could find out who they all were. not until i finally just wiped my sweaty brow, dove in and started pulling it together did i finally get a flow for it.

but that just says something, you can't give up just because something is hard, all you can do is try your best :)

pencils by eddy barrows :iconeddybarrows:

digital painting by me, nei ruffino.
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:iconwnter06:
wnter06 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
wow! cool jsa art
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:iconichimarukurosakudo:
Ichimarukurosakudo Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
What can I say... :-0
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:icongangdaigurren:
GANGDAIGURREN Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
WONDERFUL!
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:icondylanio21:
Dylanio21 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow this is insane.
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:iconblacktrojan:
blacktrojan Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
woaa it so detailed
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:iconasilentbomb:
asilentbomb Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
the work of the black rings
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:iconkkht311:
kkht311 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
So cool. Great artwork.
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:iconreddawnrocker:
RedDawnRocker Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010
Fantastic coloring job. Fitting of the original piece. Well done!
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:iconfrazzled-niya:
Frazzled-Niya Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah i know what you mean. Let it sit there staring at your going "damnit color me" while your fretting about stuffing it up.

You've done an amazing job...the pencil drawing is amazing too @_@
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:icon1022love:
1022love Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
the scary face on the left scared the crap out of me which means you did an excellant job!
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:iconviktorija-hells:
viktorija-hells Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
WOW!!!!
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:iconknytcrawlr:
knytcrawlr Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
O_O I'm speechless... it's amazing!
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:iconnathime:
nathime Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
"WOW" doesn't even BEGIN to describe the awesome coloring ... Totally breath-taking! :worship:
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:iconjudedeluca:
JudeDeluca Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010
Now let's go from left to right:

*The guy with blue eye I honestly have no idea. I'll update when I do.
*Henry King, a.k.a. Brainwave I
*Al Pratt, a.k.a. Atom I
*Wesley Dodds, a.k.a. Sandman I
*Johnny Chambers, a.k.a. Johnny Quick I
*Charles McNider, a.k.a. Doctor Mid-Nite I
*Terry Sloane, a.k.a. Mister Terrific I
*Kal-L, a.k.a. Clark Kent, a.k.a. Superman of Earth-2
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:icontoolkitten:
ToolKitten Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010  Professional General Artist
well the blue eyed person i believe is hawk girl :)
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:iconjudedeluca:
JudeDeluca Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
Oh, that might make sense. I forgot about the Hawks.
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:icontoolkitten:
ToolKitten Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010  Professional General Artist
the mask kind of seems like that?
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:iconjudedeluca:
JudeDeluca Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
Well when you pointed it out and I took a second glance I realized it does.
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SomeRandomPirate Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
Honestly speaking, I haven't accrued much knowledge of the superhero genre and that is a fault of my own.

This stunning piece of artwork/coloration however has piqued my interest. However I do have one question, who is Mr. Goggles in the background...he gives off the "Mastermind" aura if you will.

Either way, congratulations on your achievement.
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:icontoolkitten:
ToolKitten Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
yeah know what, i never found ref for him and just kinda colored it hoping it was how he should be. so i dont know :/
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:iconjudedeluca:
JudeDeluca Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010
He's an old villain from the Golden Age called Brainwave. His real name's Henry King.
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:iconayuichi:
ayuICHI Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Woahhh crazy epic!
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:iconhellmanns:
hellmanns Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
You mean..."sarcastic"...okay, I´m really sorry.It was not on purpose.I am a big fan of his work, only that it is not very pleased. It was hardly the comment.
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CarrieBest Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing! The pencil work is great, but I actually like how your painting eliminated some of the detail. I think it makes the scene a little clearer. Not sure how to say it exactly. It's easier to see what's going on, plus the colors are great! :rose:
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:icontoolkitten:
ToolKitten Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Professional General Artist
yeah i think thats why i feel i failed at last a little bit. but pencils always have an energy colors lose for the most part.
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:iconcarriebest:
CarrieBest Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yeah, it's a trade off, but you did very well! hardly a failure I'd say! :rose:
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:iconslifer-art:
Slifer-ArT Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
wow amazing job
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:iconhellmanns:
hellmanns Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I don´t like it. Yes...you are a pro...and I draw and color absolutelly nothing, near you.
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:icontoolkitten:
ToolKitten Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Professional General Artist
you dont have to like it, naturally. but that doesn't give you much reason to be so snarky.
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:iconhellmanns:
hellmanns Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Now that I've made my peace with you ... it's okay ...^_^' is that I could not express myself right. A big hug from Brazil here.
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:iconpaladinartea:
PaladinArtea Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
holy crap this is epic win!
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:iconzero-optix:
Zero-Optix Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
This is bad ass, nice job for sure but a lot of the texture of the pencils is lost, especially in the sky. I see how it would be hard to find the line between showing the artist pencils and showing your paints. I would of did overlay colors, but maybe you could not do that for the assignment. KUDOS for such hard work!
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:icontoolkitten:
ToolKitten Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Professional General Artist
yeah, that is one thing i've found quite difficult when it comes to painting eddy, his smoke and clouds.

but you're right, i'm being paid to paint over, not overlay colors ;)
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:iconzero-optix:
Zero-Optix Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Professional General Artist
still You rock!
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:iconbulldoge:
bulldoge Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009
Dude your art work is PF Awesome
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:iconsplashcolors:
SplashColors Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Nei, you are so amazing!

Splash!
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:icontoolkitten:
ToolKitten Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Professional General Artist
thanks man :D
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:iconjetteroheller:
jetteroheller Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009
I think you did an amazing job on this. :)
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:iconspraydom:
SprayDom Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009
looks increadable! awesome work
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:iconbandanapirate:
bandanapirate Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
I think you did it justice, personally. Those are some great pencils, though.
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:iconout-take:
Out-Take Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
ZOMBIES!!! ZOMBIES!!! ZOMBIES!!! ZOMBIES!!! ZOMBIES!!! ZOMBIES!!!
:D YAY!!!
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:icontoolkitten:
ToolKitten Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Professional General Artist
yay indeed :D

i got left 4 dead 2 for xmas!
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:iconout-take:
Out-Take Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
Aw lucky. All I got was a guitar amp and 2 jackets

*gathers together zombie hoard to rob a bank and get L4D2*
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Judg3m3nt Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
This looks so chaotic I love it. I feel terrible for the flash though (or speedster, or w/e) his crotch is getting some major squishing there.
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:icontoolkitten:
ToolKitten Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Professional General Artist
lol, i think he'd be more worried about having his heart ripped out!
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:iconjudg3m3nt:
Judg3m3nt Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
I dont know. The heart and the crotch are equally important.
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:icontoolkitten:
ToolKitten Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Professional General Artist
you can't die from being kicked in the crotch, so i'm not sure about that XD
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:iconjudg3m3nt:
Judg3m3nt Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
You die as a man. Living as a dead man seems just as bad or worse as dying to me lol.
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:iconprince-arcane:
Prince-Arcane Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
LOL! x)

but i think it might be Cpt. Marvel.. im not sure either
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thelearningcurv Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
it's been a while since I've seen an artists name on a comic and just picked it up without even checking out what is going on inside.... Eddy is my new role model.....glad to see you got to work with him again=] with images like this, do you do selections or just paint straight away?
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