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About Varied / Professional Senior Member Nei RuffinoFemale/United States Groups :iconmasterphotoshop: MasterPhotoshop
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Deviant for 14 Years
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Statistics 1,375 Deviations 39,730 Comments 6,362,632 Pageviews

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Raena Rainbows Color by ToolKitten Raena Rainbows Color :icontoolkitten:ToolKitten 571 23 Tutorials on Painting Skins and finishing touches by ToolKitten Tutorials on Painting Skins and finishing touches :icontoolkitten:ToolKitten 126 0 Cuddle Puddle Under the Stars by ToolKitten Cuddle Puddle Under the Stars :icontoolkitten:ToolKitten 1,283 35 Hills of Golden Rite by ToolKitten Hills of Golden Rite :icontoolkitten:ToolKitten 831 14 Patreonsecond by ToolKitten Patreonsecond :icontoolkitten:ToolKitten 734 21 Spacetime by ToolKitten Spacetime :icontoolkitten:ToolKitten 512 17 through the sands of time by ToolKitten through the sands of time :icontoolkitten:ToolKitten 620 26 Red Wolf by ToolKitten Red Wolf :icontoolkitten:ToolKitten 300 20 Covers 5 wip by ToolKitten Covers 5 wip :icontoolkitten:ToolKitten 578 30 ebas Lady Death by ToolKitten ebas Lady Death :icontoolkitten:ToolKitten 1,273 26 Organik Mechanic Jewelry by ToolKitten Organik Mechanic Jewelry :icontoolkitten:ToolKitten 101 11 DREAMCATCHER LEAVES AND BUTTERFLIES by ToolKitten DREAMCATCHER LEAVES AND BUTTERFLIES :icontoolkitten:ToolKitten 86 5 live for love for lyfe by ToolKitten live for love for lyfe :icontoolkitten:ToolKitten 245 54 SFSwimsuitSpecial Chun-Li by ToolKitten SFSwimsuitSpecial Chun-Li :icontoolkitten:ToolKitten 587 28 WonderWoman002covVariant 1 CMYK by ToolKitten WonderWoman002covVariant 1 CMYK :icontoolkitten:ToolKitten 885 15 WonderWoman001covVariant by ToolKitten WonderWoman001covVariant :icontoolkitten:ToolKitten 1,471 40

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Deviousness Award

Deviousness Award
There is no question that ToolKitten is a talented artist - it's evident by looking at her expansive and impressive gallery of work, most notably her comic work for Marvel, DC, and Zenoscope. ToolKitten's gallery on DeviantArt showcases her artistic growth and process but what is most special is that she took this time to also encourage and improve others. This practice of give and take is integral to the core of DeviantArt and ToolKitten continues to demonstrate that, after 14 years, and through all her success, she's still a deviant at heart. It is because of this that we are honored to award Deviousness for February 2018 to ToolKitten!
-awarded February 2018

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ToolKitten
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
This month's theme is going to be storytelling, colors, swatches and mood, so strap in, this is the strong suit of my toolkit everybody is after!

www.patreon.com/neiruffino

Activity


Raena Rainbows Color
Somethin fun done for patreons painting skin tutorial. Tutorials on Painting Skins and finishing touches by ToolKitten

Http://www.patreon.com/neiruffino
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Tutorials on Painting Skins and finishing touches
I'm self taught as much as self taught goes, picking up little things here and there but mostly these types of tutorials and practice to get me where I am now. Being as it may, art school isnt for everybody, it never was for me. These tutorials though have a wealth of stuff for those lone seekers. A few people mention already that they know how to color because of my tutorials, so check out the patreon for awesome exclusive content~!!!

So these werent any simple thing to put together, but they do give away some of my special techniques that have always been my trademark style. I dont support ripping of styles to many extents, but these techniques can be used to assist and add to anything, not just skin.

This one includes both parts . These tricks come in useful for any super detailed piece as well.

join today for $5 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

:star: For $10 monthly you also get :star:

  • 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 :)


So make sure to sign up now, every few months these guys move to gumroad and arent ever available on patreon again! www.patreon.com/neiruffino

 
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This month's theme is going to be storytelling, colors, swatches and mood, so strap in, this is the strong suit of my toolkit everybody is after!

www.patreon.com/neiruffino
you can only write these long ones so many times about the climb here, but retouching again on this "popularity" or pageview thing, or the desperation for these things, or what comes from them. you have to be patient, sometimes.  When I got started in comics it was because of dA, those I knew here, and a great number of things still comes to be from this place, its an incredible thing they have here, and I hope it never goes!

today is my 14th anniversary here at dA, so thank you guys for following and I hope to see you for times to come!

:star: follow my patreon over at www.patreon.com/neiruffino :star:
Cuddle Puddle Under the Stars
We Freer Few.


:star: We all began as a star-wise connection,

 laced in layers and intersections of introspection.


Blasted it became, brazen into the air!

A flowering flowing inferno; a light-wise concerto,

a wanderer's twilight fair. :star:




a very personal piece to me in many ways, but the truth of it is, there are so many ways to show that you love somebody.

follow me for all sorts of art learning tools over at www.patreon.com/neiruffino
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Wilsonsgirl:iconwilsonsgirl:
love your work
Thu Dec 15, 2016, 11:32 PM
Wilsonsgirl:iconwilsonsgirl:
hey love your work
Thu Dec 15, 2016, 11:32 PM
HimitsuUK:iconhimitsuuk:
Awesome.
Sun Sep 18, 2016, 5:38 PM
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
IkiYukikaze:iconikiyukikaze:
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
Nobody

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:icondlpp:
DLPP Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018
Great gallery.
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GeisKing1 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2018
You do amazing work.
Your gallery is full of amazingly detailed pieces.
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:icontoolkitten:
ToolKitten Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2018  Professional General Artist
thanks!
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:icongeisking1:
GeisKing1 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2018
You're very much welcome ^_^
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:iconthegalleryofeve:
TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Congratulations on your Deviousness Award dear ToolKitten!!! :iconloveloveplz::iconaawplz:
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:icontoolkitten:
ToolKitten Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018  Professional General Artist
thank you!
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:iconlilyas:
Lilyas Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2018  Professional General Artist
Congratulations on the Deviousness Award! :dance:
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:icontoolkitten:
ToolKitten Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018  Professional General Artist
thanks!
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:iconskippyjr:
SkippyJr Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Congrats on the Deviousness Award!
:D
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:icontoolkitten:
ToolKitten Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018  Professional General Artist
thank you!!
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:iconrtnightmare:
RTNightmare Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations on receiving Deviousness Award! :D
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:icontoolkitten:
ToolKitten Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018  Professional General Artist
thanks!!
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:iconrtnightmare:
RTNightmare Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :D Keep up the awesome work!
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SelflessDevotions Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2018   Digital Artist
Congrats on the Deviousness Award! :hug:
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:icontoolkitten:
ToolKitten Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018  Professional General Artist
thank you so much!
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SelflessDevotions Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018   Digital Artist
You're welcome! <3
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Cosmos-Kitty Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2018
Congrats on this month's Deviousness Award!! :party: :clap: :D
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:icontoolkitten:
ToolKitten Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018  Professional General Artist
thanks!!
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Cosmos-Kitty Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018
No problem ^_^ :)
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:iconmusa-eyre:
Musa-Eyre Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations on getting the Deviousness Award!
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:icontoolkitten:
ToolKitten Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018  Professional General Artist
thank you!!
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:iconmusa-eyre:
Musa-Eyre Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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:icondlpp:
DLPP Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2018
Great work.
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MaidenHellComicBook Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018
Greetings..
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:iconhemlock-the-cat:
Hemlock-the-Cat Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello my dear friend :)
I wish you a Merry Christmas :xmas:
Peace on Earth
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