He was a one eyed, one horned, flying purple people eater...
Well, technically today is "violet nails" but I say violet, schmiolet. Purple it is.
And of course, when I think purple, I think of purple people eaters. If you'll please note, mine is anatomically correct, having only one eye, one horn, & a set of wings for flying, as well as a pile of human skulls from all of his people eating.
The purple of the eater was done with Lime Crime Lavendairy. His horn was done in Lime Crime Milky Ways, and the outline of the horn was done by mixing Milky Ways with a bit of OPI Wooden Shoes Like to Know. His purple spots are China Glaze Coconut Kiss, and his tongue is LCN Some Like It Hot.
The purple base of all of the other nails is Illamasqua Baptiste.
This manicure was freehanded using, you guessed it, my favorite medium length striper brush. The spots on his skin as well as the skulls' eyeballs were done with a dotting tool.
Fun fact about the song "Purple People Eater": Sheb Wooley, the guy that wrote it, finished it in less than an hour!
ANOTHER fun fact, according to the song lyrics, the purple people eater in the song is not necessarily purple himself, but rather eats people that are purple. Of course, he could be a purple colored people eater that eats purple people, too. According to Wikipedia, "In responses to requests from radio DJs, listeners drew pictures that show a 'people eater' colored purple."
Boy he sure looks happy about eating people, huh?
Check out last year's purple nails here, and get a feel for what's on the horizon by checking out the prompts here.