Monday, December 8, 2014

First Snow, inspired by Janet Chui

Heya ladies! Fellas! Everyone! You guys know I like to recreate paintings and other art on my nails, right? It's a great way to learn about brush strokes, shading etc. I found this painting called 'First Snow' by Janet Chui and it is just adorable! This lady knows what she's doing! I thought it had a lot of character and style so I felt inspired to recreate it :) Click to see more!

I used Gothic Gala Lacquers Opal Jamila for the base, it's a polish from the Burlesque Girls collection that I reviewed. I knoooooow I sponged the background all over it but it's still visible as snow! And isn't it pretty?? It's the white silver-ish color that makes it perfect snow. It also changes a little bit between white and grey in the light and it sparkles, which also makes it perfect for snow :)

All of this was painted using acrylic paint, a piece of makeup sponge and my Basic One Gold brush from Christrio Scotland. If you want to know more about my brushes, check out my article on brushes from my 'Behind the Nail Art' series!
A lot of detail went into the ears, they had to be perfect. I wish I could have gotten the head to look more rounded but it was very hard to paint a basic shape first without any nuances.
I don't like snowy weather one bit (except that it's pretty) but you guys might... I mostly liked the hamsters, they are my weak spot any day :-p I thought for a minute that they might be mice, but the nose is different. Plus, the little one has a short stumpy tail! Not a mousy tail!
I also have a closeup for you, you can see the tiny brush strokes that represent the hairs on the bigger hamster. The original painting also had the thread looped around the little hamster's hands, but it made me think that he (or she) was a little hamster slave so in my version, I just let them hold it in their little hands.

Look below for a mattified picture, and thanks for reading!!!

I received Gothic Gala Lacquers Opal Jamila as a press sample for an honest review. Opinions expressed are 100% my own and not influenced in any way other than the quality of the product itself.  

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