Tuesday, January 14, 2014
As much as I struggled wth last month's challenge, I am *loving* this month's. Probably only because I don't know how to do 'real' art, but I know how to follow a tutorial - it's almost all I do! It's been so much fun picking tutorials to do that I might not get around to.
Like the monkeys from the last challenge, I chose another tutorial inspired by Adventures In Acetone. This time, elephants!
I started with Butter London Keks. I'm in love with this polish - so bright and cheerful, and that 'rubber' finish is so cool.
The hardest part for me is figuring out how to make the right shape for everything else to be painted on. I try to think about it in smaller shapes added together, which is why the tutorial from Adventures In Acetone was so helpful. It's not a specialized blob; it's a circle, an oblong, and a hook added together.
After creating the shape of the elephants' heads with L'Oreal Greycian Goddess, I added the inner part of the ear with Butter London Primrose Hill Picnic.
The eyes and tusk I made with Milani White On The Spot. Zombie elephants! Run!
A bit of Liquid Lacquer Spaced Out for the water spray, and black for the details and outlines, and the elephants come to life.
Topcoat seals in the design, and makes everything look level. March on, elephants!
Bottle shot: Butter London Keks & Primrose Hill Picnic, L'Oreal Greycian Goddess, Milani White On The Spot, Liquid Lacquer Spaced Out, and a black nail art striper.
Which do you like better, the monkeys or the elephants? I love them both!