Tuesday, October 26, 2010
The Pokeball is not overly difficult to create; just paint your full nail in red, add white to the bottom half and a round spot in the center. When it dries you can use a nail art pen, paintbrush or even a fine-point Sharpie to draw on separation lines.
Anytime you're applying nail art that's a bit absurd or excessive I recommend keeping several of your nails in plain color. For me, I did one Pokeball and one Pikachu on each hand and that's it; leaving the rest plain.
Had I applied a different Pokemon to each and every finger I think the theme would have become overdone. I love nail art, obviously, but it's just a general rule of mine to try and keep it as "wearable" as possible.
For the Pikachu face, start out with a yellow creme base and simply draw on eyes, cheeks, a nose and mouth with whatever supplies you prefer. (I used a thin paintbrush and acrylic craft paint.) These are basic shapes that come together to form something falsely complex; as long as you can draw circles and a small wave this is actually very accessible.
By applying his basic face only and leaving out his pointy ears we're playing towards the natural shape of our nails and simplifying the design so the look is more approachable but still retains its recognizability.
This Piplup and Charmander were some bonus designs I made but didn't apply because they would have introduced new colors to my current scheme, (which I wanted to keep as simplified as possible.)
This one is a bonus Snorlax.
A bonus Jigglypuff.
This was an exceptionally fun look to wear for a few days!
Do you have a favorite Pokemon?