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I started by painting my nail tips with a soft ivory nail polish from Julep. I sponged on some acrylic paint in gold & peach tones, and hand-painted the music staff.
Next, I mixed some shades of gold, orange & purple. I painted Beethoven in these shades so he would be more muted. Softer colors will allow the image to regress more toward the background.
I then painted in Prince in the top right corner. I used black & white acrylic paint and mixed the shades of gray as I went. Once he had dried, I added the shading around both musicians. I used a wet brush and acrylic paints for a softer look. I also filed out the music staff that I'd previously painted. This was where the face of my third portrait would be and I didn't want that to show through to his skin.
This is where things got a little complicated. I painted in Michaels portrait with black acrylic mixed with white for shading purposes. I added the Prince logo in purple acrylic and painted the graphics on the first nail. Once all of those things had dried, I went in and shaded with my wet brush in various acrylic colors. Again, using a lot of water so as to keep my colors transparent.
Finally, I added some tiny gold details with a chrome gel polish, added the lettering and scroll work. I adjusted some of the shading slightly before applying a matte, gel topcoat. Besides the base coat of Julep nail polish, and the gold dots, this entire piece was painted with Wildflowers Art Paints.
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