There's a lot of pictures, so come see the rest after the jump.
The first one, I did in shades of purple. I started with OPI I Brake for Manicures, a dark purple creme. It applied nicely, but isn't a very high-gloss polish. Because it's so dark, it can almost look black.
The filigree is done in three different shades of purple, one on top of the other: a nameless purple metallic from Cosmetic Arts, Mattese Elite Releve, and Essie Nothing Else Metals.
I cut my brushes, but it must not be enough - I can never get the delicate filigree that Robin Moses does. Still, this was fun! Who doesn't like doodling?
I wanted to try it again with a thinner brush, and a different color palette. This time, I started with a base of Zoya Song, a cobalt blue with an aqua shimmer.
I made my first doodles with Joe Fresh Persian Blue, a grey-blue. I'm pretty impressed with the Joe Fresh polishes I've tried. Very nice formula.
The second doodle was with Joe Fresh Cobalt.
Zoya Kristen went on top.
A nice topcoat helps to make the design look level and seal in the artwork. I think Kristen was too bright, or the other blues too dark because it's hard to see them in the pix. I think a smaller brush helps, though - and careful selection of colors.
Do you like to doodle on your nails?