Sunday, 22 April 2012

Parrot Nail Art: Polly Wants Something Better Than Crackers

Hello Everyone!

I wanted to add some nail art to Color Club - Metamorphosis as it was the last of the Color Club collection that I swatched.  I was a little stumped so I went to the old painting magazines my Mom got me and found this little guy.







Isn't he cute?  I guess I shouldn't call him Polly if I'm going to keep referring to him as a guy. =)

Anyways, he was inspired by some Parrots designed for Painting Magazine by Donna Dewbury for the August 2000 issue.


I was really happy with this little guy!  I'd felt in a bit of a slump but maybe I'm coming out of it.  I really liked the back feathers on the ring finger but my nails are so curved you can't see them and his face in the same shot.


I used acrylic paint for this design.

What do you guys think?
=)

Til next time,
Amanda


25 comments:

  1. Aww he's so cute, love it!!

    xo

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  2. Awwwh I love him so much!!! Adorable. You have amazing skills

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    1. Thank you so much! That's really sweet. I am still pretty new to nail art so it can be a bit hit or miss sometimes. =) Today it seemed to be working.

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  3. That is really impressive and so adorable! I love the shimmery green polish too.

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    1. Thank you, Alexis! I really appreciate it!

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  4. "Wow" is the first word that springs to mind! Polly is *really* cute and so well made. I'm envious of your talent :D

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    1. Aw, thank you so much! Since I keep calling Polly 'him', maybe I should rename him Pauly. =)

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  5. Awesome job. I love it, very nice details. And I still think if he's a HE you can call him Polly. Or Pauly. =)

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    1. Aw thanks! I ended up putting another parrot on my right hand. I haven't lifted any feathers to check but I'm pretty sure one is a Polly and the other a Pauly. =)

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  6. Wow this is really cool! I also just love that green base color!

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    1. Thank you so much! Metamorphosis (the green base) definitely ended up being my fave from Color CLub Take Wing collection.

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  7. !! wow this is fantastic! i absolutely love it, you are very talented! :)

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  8. This is amazing! The parrot is so cute! Great job! :D

    ~ Yun

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    1. Aw, thank you! That's so nice of you.

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  9. I love your artwork. He's such a cute little guy!

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