Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Freehand 'Path to serenity' nail art
It's been a while since I did a fine art recreation like this! The original painting is by a Russian artist called Elena Samarskaya. It's actually called 'Picture Morning' but I'm calling mine 'Path to serenity' because it suits it so well, and it feels nice in my mouth :-p I actually managed to record a video tutorial for this, so click to see more!
@bombchelenails asked me to do a kind of guest post on her Instagram. She has a wonderful project set up to support freehand nail artists, so she asked me to show her followers something and write a few words.
Like always, I used acrylic paint and my Roubloff 00 detail brush on top of a base of OPI Alpine Snow, mattified with their matte top coat.
This bridge looks pretty cool though, it was the easiest and most fun to paint out of the full 5 hour project (and that doesn't include base color, just the painting part). I love having manmade structures in my landscapes. I think it makes a nice contrast between the green, organic kind of painting and the straight lines that come with painting buildings.
Please also note that my tutorials are never as detailed (or good) as the real thing, because I look at my nail from a different angle, I have to paint at a different angle due to the camera being in the way, and the lighting is different so colors change. Oh and my camera overheats too, so I have to hurry up :-p
Music is "Silver Blue Light" by Kevin MacLeod
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