Hi everyone! Sorry that I haven't posted in a few days. I took a step back and realized that I need to put more focus on other things, so for the future I'm going to aim to post a bit less often, but with higher quality nail art. Keeping up with such avid blogging and other life stresses was making me really anxious, so hopefully slowing things down will let blogging be more enjoyable and less stressful :)
This is a design that I've been itching to paint on my fingertips. These nails are inspired by a piece by the street artist ABOVE. He painted this on Valentine's Day of 2009 and says, "many of you will agree that the "first love" as children was found on the school playground. Innocence of trying to grab a hold of the 1st love." I love this piece very much, and everything about the composition and design was perfect for translating onto my nails.
Getting the scaling right for this design was pretty difficult. Fitting humans onto nails was definitely a challenge and I had to restart because I made the children too big the first time. I'm not 100% happy with the way the boy came out since I still made him a bit too big.
On the thumb I added ABOVE's trademark arrow design. I'm really pleased with the way the letters came out in terms of size, consistency, and style. I also had an old bottle of heart-shaped glitter that came in super handy as a finishing touch, extending off of the nail.
I used nail polish and a striping brush to paint these by layering and mixing colour. I used OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls for the base and used American Apparel polishes for the design in: Sunshine State, T-Shirt, Hassid, Mouse, Echo Park, Downtown LA, Poppy, and Palm Springs. The piece of heart glitter is from Nicole by OPI Have A Heart.
Sorry for the excessive amount of photos! I know this isn't my usual style, but this kind of nail art has so much more meaning to me, so I hope you like it as much as I do :)