April 15, 2013


This angle really intensifies the largeness of the sketch.  Kinda funky!

Put down about 85% of the color build for the skin tone.

Then I had to make a decision!  Had a bunch of ideas….I debated between:
  • Silver metallic polish
  • Pink series of color (where the pinky is the lightest pink then the following nails are just a bit darker with the thumb being the darkest).  
  • Doodles, Designs, flowers, or various colors on a single nail
Since I really wanted to try some “nail art”, the Patriotic nails won.

I liked doing the navy nail, because I was able to show reflection more. The flag nails are harder to show the shininess. 

This is the picture I need to study.  The colors in the inspiration picture are very dull, flat and monochromatic.  I need to step away from the sketching then come back  only in a visual way, I’m hoping I can “spot” where to shadow or highlight next.


jinxxxygirl said...

Looking so good my friend!! LOVE your decision to go patriotic. Looking forward to seeing it finished! Hugs! deb

Eden said...

Hi Deb, thanks for your comment and encouragement! Hope I can get the nails right :)

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