Monday, 16 April 2012

Like a Bird on a Wire

Hello Everyone!

I've got a bit of nail art for you today.  It didn't turn out quite as I had expected but I didn't dislike it.  I'd been planning to do this for quite a while but I wasn't sure that I could pull it off and I'm still not thrilled with it,  I think this is an idea I may revisit when my skills get better.



This mani was basically inspired by what I see outside my window everyday.  I live on the Pacific Ocean and there are a LOT of crows around.  Not many seagulls, just lots of crows.  Anyway, I wanted to paint them as I saw them.  My original plan was very thin lines and lots of birds but when the line came out so thick, proportionately I had to do bigger birds.



So, what do you think?  I don't know why I've been loving white nails so much lately but I have. 


I should mention that The Daily Nail recently had a mani up with a similar theme.  Our art is VERY different but I should just mention that it exists.   I can honestly say that I had planned to do these like this since well before I saw her design.


Well that is it for today kiddos!  I'm busy working on some art that won't be on display here until May when I do the 31 day challenge.


So, any ornithologists out there?

Til next time,
Amanda

P.S. Have you all entered my giveaway?

31 comments:

  1. I really like this - also the size of the birds!
    I'm not a bird fan though, I find them a little bit scary. =:|

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    1. I don't mind birds too much but when you get right in the middle of a big crowd of them - yikes!
      I think there's a very good reason why Alfred Hitchcock chose them for subject matter. =)

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    2. Oh yes, I didn't think of Alfred Hitchcock! Scaaaary indeed ~shudder~
      What I don't like about birds is that they're so unpredictable. You never know where they're heading!

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  2. I love this!! Did you freehand it all?

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    1. Thank you! Yes, freehanded. My hand was really jittery while I was doing it. =)

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  3. Not exactly what you planned, but still very cool.

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    1. Thank you! I'm learning to roll with it and love the unexpected.

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  4. This is absolutely beautiful!

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  5. I love the simple silhouette you've painted. It's what I see outside my window every morning too (sparrows though)! plus the poop they've left on my bf's car. I'm no ornithologist but I do love birds, especially their quirky mating rituals lol.

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    1. Thank you! They are odd creatures that is for sure. I leave cat food on the stoop but most of the time the cat needs to battle the crows for it. Crows eating cat food seems strange to me. =)

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  6. These are AMAZING!!! Well done!!x

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  7. Wow, that's amazing! I think it turned out great! Love it! :D

    ~ Yun

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  8. Love it! I dont know how would those birds look on my nails, cause I have the worlds un-steadiest hand. more like elephants i guess :D

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