NTNA Top 24 Pre-Challenge "Cover Artist"

 
 
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Posted on June 11, 2015
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For the NAILS Next Top Nail Artist pre-challenge were were asked to use you a past NAILS Magazine cover as our inspiration. I chose the March 2005 cover as my inspiration. I was really struck by the shiny chrome with the red nails. After a little investigation I learned that the steering wheel that was photographed belonged to a beautiful 1956 Chevy Bel Air. The 57 Chevy is one of my dream cars so I loved the idea of going with this. I used the red nails and the NAILS logo as my color scheme for my nails. The index and ring fingers are inspired by the design on the side of the car. The Middle finger is the actual front of the Bel Air and the pinky is the emblem with the background being the gradient design on the NAILS logo. The thumb is inspired by the car's speaker and clock dash console. I used a combination of regular nail polish and acrylic paints for my art work.

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First, I began with a white base of traditional nail polish.

First, I began with a white base of traditional nail polish.  

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I used polish and added the red abstract designs on the index and ring fingers (mimicking the design side of the car) .  The Pinky and thumbs I did a small red and white gradient using a make up sponge and then used a a chrome polish on the bottom half to give it the same look at the NAILS cover art.  (Note: the thumb & middle were changed later and I ended up going with the solid chrome polish base for my art)

I used polish and added the red abstract designs on the index and ring fingers (mimicking the design side of the car) . The Pinky and thumbs I did a small red and white gradient using a make up sponge and then used a a chrome polish on the bottom half to give it the same look at the NAILS cover art. (Note: the thumb & middle were changed later and I ended up going with the solid chrome polish base for my art)  

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(Pinky) Once the chrome polish was dry I used a black acrylic paint to give the chrome more depth.  Then I used a grey outline for the emblem.  Once that was dry I used a mixture of polish and acrylic paints to add the details with a detailing brush.

(Pinky) Once the chrome polish was dry I used a black acrylic paint to give the chrome more depth. Then I used a grey outline for the emblem. Once that was dry I used a mixture of polish and acrylic paints to add the details with a detailing brush.  

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(Thumb) I started with a chrome nail polish base and then used white acrylic paint to begin the outline for the dash clock and speaker.  Then I added different shades of grey paint and red polish.  The detailed art was done using a small detailing brush with a combination of polish and acrylic paints.

(Thumb) I started with a chrome nail polish base and then used white acrylic paint to begin the outline for the dash clock and speaker. Then I added different shades of grey paint and red polish. The detailed art was done using a small detailing brush with a combination of polish and acrylic paints.  

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(Middle) I began with the chrome polish and added black acrylic paint to give it a more grunge feel to it.  The car outline was doing using white paint and the details were handpainted with a small detailing brush with a mixture of acrylic paints and polish.

(Middle) I began with the chrome polish and added black acrylic paint to give it a more grunge feel to it. The car outline was doing using white paint and the details were handpainted with a small detailing brush with a mixture of acrylic paints and polish.  

 
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getbuffednails - Commented 2 years ago
Good job 😊👏🏻

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