Wednesday, September 19, 2012

31DC2012: Day 19, Galaxy Nails

For galaxy nails day today, I (of course) wanted to do something a little bit outside of the box. I've done galaxy nails pretty recently and was really happy with the outcome, so I thought I'd go in a bit of a different direction this time.

I chose to depict the way stars look just as a ship enters hyperspace (in science fiction like Star Wars).


It was really quite difficult to do these on such a small scale. To try to make things easier, I would do the lines in white and then go back in with more black to make them straighter, thinner, and cleaner. Still, it's not quite as clean as my perfectionist heart wants.


The white used in this look is OPI Alpine Snow and the black is OPI Black Onyx.


Last year's galaxy nails were my first attempt at the style. You can also take a look at upcoming challenge prompts here.
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35 comments

  1. I love that you did a different take on galaxy nails. These remind me to those old windows screensavers, really cool!

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  2. Awesome! This was one of my ideas too, I just didn't have the time to get to ti! Looks amazing Sarah :D

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  3. Great idea! I love this mani :)

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  4. This is so unique! It makes me think of WARP SPEED!

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  5. WOAH!!! This is amazing and I totally completely LOOOOOOVE your idea!! It is so awesome!!!

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  6. Wow! This is brilliant! I'm in love with this! :D

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  7. Oh I LOVE that! The normal 'galaxy nails' do very little for me, they look a bit too untidy for me. But those are so simple and clean, and so nostalgic for the old days of early computers for me, when there were only about two possible screensavers...

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  8. This would be even more awesome if you went back over the white stripes with glow in the dark polish!

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  9. totally agree with the comment above but these look so cool!

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  10. These are really awesome! I can't believe the way you actually captured movement!

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  11. Genius take on the idea. Love 'em x

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  12. you definitely nail thinking outside the box! Brilliant!

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  13. i love this. You can tell it works because it totally gives that vertigo / movement feeling xx

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  14. wow! you are so clever! i looove this, really simple look but so awesome. reminds me of the movie spaceballs :-P

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  15. I feel like I am in the Millennium Falcon! This is such a fun, unique take on the galaxy nails!

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  16. All that is missing is a tiny Tardis. Next year maybe ;)

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  17. Whoa! You've totally got a 3D look going on here. Whoa. Amazing.

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  18. Love this design! Awesome!

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  19. I love it! Unique take on the design and it really does look like it's moving. In fact, it reminds me of my screensaver--I still have the Starfield one on my Windows box and it's the first thing I thought of. Very cool :D

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  20. You are so creative. I love this.

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  21. WoW! That is fantastic!! I love to see a manicure design that I get just by looking at it without having to read the description of what it's "supposed" to be. I got it right away. It's so simple looking yet so amazing. Well done!

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