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Thursday, September 27, 2012

31DC2012: Day 27, Inspired by Artwork

My first idea for "inspired by artwork" was to do Duchamp's "The Fountain," which would have both been hilarious and kind of a cop out at the same time. But I gave it a bit more thought and decided I wanted to do a Warholian panel style manicure (like this). Maybe not my most original idea ever, but this manicure is super fun and I love the end result, so I don't care!

To mimic the Warhol pieces, I depicted the exact same drips on every nail, only varying the color schemes.


On my thumb, I painted the four panels together like they would be in the actual art piece, using the same color schemes as I did on the rest of my nails. Probably should have used tape for this part buuuuut I was feeling impatient.


Here's the best shot I could get of all of the nails together. Photographing nail art on all five fingers is tricky!


Let's talk colors. There are a lot of them so I suppose I'll just go nail by nail.
  • Pointer: Sally Hansen Twisted Pink, Zoya Robyn, Lime Crime Crema De Limon
  • Middle: Essie Mojito Madness, Lime Crime Lavendairy, Lime Crime Peaches & Cream
  • Ring: China Glaze Happy Go Lucky, OPI The Color of Minnie, Lime Crime Parfait Day
  • Pinky: Zoya Arizona, Lime Crime Parfait Day, Zoya Robyn

When doing drips, I start by using a dotting tool to make the ends of the drip shapes. Basically you just want to place a dot wherever you want a drip to end. Then, I use my medium striper to do the rest of the drips, making each drip skinnier as it gets further away from its dot.


My favorite color combo out of these four is my middle finger. My ring finger looks kind of McDonald's-esque but I actually think it fits in really nicely with the other schemes.


This is definitely one of those manicures that I'm going to be bummed to take off tonight. It's so colorful and cheery and graphic!


Last year's inspired by artwork manicure was inspired by Pollock. You can also view upcoming challenge prompts here (we're almost done!).

35 comments:

  1. I love this! It's so colorful and bright :)

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  2. This is soooo awesome! I can't quit staring at this art!

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  3. Wow! This is great! Such awesome colors, and it totally represents the spirit of Warhol!

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  4. This is awesome! I will have to try the drip method using my dotting- I hadn't thought to use that for some reason-lol!

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  5. This was super cool :D Loved it!

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  6. SO clever i've seen these little drips everywhere! Every clever!

    Jazz x

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  7. amazing!!!! my favorite is the red/yellow......breathtaking!

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  8. Omg, you are so tallented! My favourite nail art blog in the whole world! :) Keep up good work!


    ps. SOrry for my bad english (;

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  9. Mais uma vez arrasou!
    Lindo demais Sarah :D
    Beijos diretamente do Brasil ;)

    http://ficadikmabe.blogspot.com.br/

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  10. Thank you for the tips on drip manicures! I've always wondered what people did for the lines. Love the colors you chose for this, the index is my favorite!

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  11. your paint tip mani is gorgeous! I especially love the index nail

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  12. Wow, you've done it again! This is one of my favorites - you are so creative!

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  13. Beautiful mani! I like how you added a different colour inside the drips, this makes them look more realistic and even more colourful. I think this artwork really suits you! Thanks for sharing :)

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  14. Literally can't stop staring. So beautiful!
    http://annieetcetera.blogspot.com

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  15. AMAZING! I think this is one of my favorites of your designs so far!

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    1. Haha, I was about to write EXACTLY the same and then scrolled down and saw aly7's post :D Awesome work!

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  16. Wow, amazing idea and great execution! So pretty and bold :)

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  17. It would be great to see it being done. Do you have a video of you doing it?

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  18. Wow! This is beyond amazing! I have no words to even describe it :)

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  19. I love the pop art look to them. It's also very Andy Warhol-esque! Beautiful job!

    Samantha
    Nail Art Couture

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  20. Where do you buy a Dotting Tool?

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    1. They sell them a lot of places, Amazon, eBay, bornprettystore.com, Sally beauty, almost any nail supply store...

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    2. I found one at Aaron Brothers the other day for only a couple bucks. They call it a ball stylus.

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  21. This is fabulous. Such nice color combis and so well done!

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  22. Love your use of color for your high lights! My clients will love this design. Thank you for sharing your talent!!

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