Friday, August 02, 2013

One Fish, Two Fish

Hello lovelies! It's been a long time since I've last posted. I really fell out of love with nail art, but I feel like it's no surprise. I always lose inspiration during the lazy summer months, but I'm hoping to get back on track before fall rolls around. Today I have some new nail art for you and an announcement. I'm hoping to finally open up my Etsy shop sometime this weekend. If all goes well I also hope to hold a giveaway on Instagram. Wish me luck! (I'll need it!)


Today's design is a peach-orange-purple mix. I wanted to paint some more animals so I settled on this goldfish-like pair. I posted a progress shot of the fish on Instagram last night. I'm really pleased with the way they turned out. I was initially unsure of the way the colours would blend, but everything worked out nicely. I like that each colour looks like a separate layer that builds up to the completed image.


I paired the fish with this sketchy triangle print. I really like the diagonal lines as a fill for the triangles. It feels very light and summery, and almost nostalgic and vintage, instead of a bolder solid-colour fill. Overall I really enjoyed painting this manicure. The pairing of the print with the fish is kind of unconventional, but I dig it! 


I started with American Apparel T-Shirt on all of my nails. For the fish I used a small brush and American Apparel Summer Peach to silhouette the fish and add basic shading. I built upon that with American Apparel Sunset Blvd, and further with American Apparel Violet Panache and American Apparel Imperial Purple. For the triangles I used the same brush, and started from the cuticle, working my way up to the free edge.

Thank you for your continued readership, and stay tuned for shop opening info! :)

BRITTNEY XO

18 comments:

  1. Love this design! <3
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  2. Welcome back! The fish are lovely!

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  3. I am glad you're back, Brittney! :D Those fish look sick... amazing! Love 'em! And hey, your own Etsy? NICE!

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  4. Welcome back! This manicure is simply amazing!

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  5. woooow this is soooo soooo preettyyy!! *-* totally love it!

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  6. Gorgeous design!! I've missed your wonderful manicures!

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  7. This is really good!

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  8. You have serious talent, Brittney. Sorry if I sound like a broken record lol. I loved this when I saw it on instagram!

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  9. I think this is my fav nail art (or at least one of) you've ever done! It's just perfect and I can't stop looking at it *___*

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  10. These are awesome! And really your style! The fishes are amazing! I really like the triangle-pattern, I have to save this in my inspiration folder!

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