NTNA Pre-Challenge 1 "Cover Artist"

 
 
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Posted on June 12, 2015
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This week we were asked to choose a cover of Nails Magazine as inspiration for our hand painted pre-challenge. There were over 30 years of covers to choose from so it was a tough decision. I chose the September 1999 cover as my inspiration cover. I love animals of every kind and the bee really inspired me. I hope you enjoy!

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I started with an amber colored gel polish. I used acrylic paint to create the lines of the honeycomb.

I started with an amber colored gel polish. I used acrylic paint to create the lines of the honeycomb.  

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I added shadows to the honeycombs to give it a realistic look.

I added shadows to the honeycombs to give it a realistic look.  

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The honeycombs are finished so I top coated, then lightly buffed the surface for the next layer.

The honeycombs are finished so I top coated, then lightly buffed the surface for the next layer.  

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I sort of got into the zone and forgot to take pics on this guy. What can I say, I'm an artist, LOL!

I sort of got into the zone and forgot to take pics on this guy. What can I say, I'm an artist, LOL!  

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This guy I actually took pictures of! I started out with a rough pencil sketch. I blocked out the main colors of the body with acrylic paint.

This guy I actually took pictures of! I started out with a rough pencil sketch. I blocked out the main colors of the body with acrylic paint.  

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I added hair detail with a super fine brush. I also started the legs and antennae.

I added hair detail with a super fine brush. I also started the legs and antennae.  

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I used white water color paint to block out the wings to give them a translucent look.

I used white water color paint to block out the wings to give them a translucent look.  

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 I outlined and added detail on the wings with silver paint to make them look like real wings.

I outlined and added detail on the wings with silver paint to make them look like real wings.  

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Here is the cover I chose. September 1999.

Here is the cover I chose. September 1999.  

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The final product!

The final product!  

 
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Mixed Media     bee     honeycomb     nailsntnatop24     handpainted     ntnasherri     ntnatop24

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TheRawrShop - Commented 5 years ago
SHERRI YOU'RE A BEAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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getbuffednails - Commented 5 years ago
Awesome 👌🏼

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