Happy Friday everyone! We've come to the last day of the Digit-al Dozen's art week and I have to tell you guys I'm pretty freakin' relieved. I'm really proud of the work I've done this week but I realized there's a reason I usually don't do nail art every single day... it's kind of tiring and very time-consuming.
Today's nails were inspired by Los Angeles-based artist and muralist Push. I can't find their work or anything about them anywhere online except for their Instagram account, which was introduced to me by a friend of mine who said that some nails I did looked like Push's work. I really loved all their stuff so I decided what better way to finish art week than with one of my favorite Push pieces!
The specific piece that inspired these nails is here. I was super drawn to it because as y'all know I love my geometrics and I loved the addition of all the black lines. I also liked the color scheme a lot.
These nails were all done freehand using my little detailing brush and my mid-length striper. I started with a base of one coat of China Glaze White on White, which you can't see anymore (of course). Then I used my tiny detailing brush to freehand and fill in all the shapes one by one, leaving a bit of space in between each shape where the black lines would go later.
Each nail is based off a specific portion of the original painting. They wouldn't have taken as long if I had just translated the general idea of the painting to my nails but I really wanted to try to replicate it as closely as possible. Because I'm a glutton for punishment.
I used a total of 15 colors (I think) for these so I am not going to name them all out here, but if you're curious about any just ask!
After all the colored shapes were down I used my mid-length striper and American Apparel Hassid to add the black lines between the shapes and then the lines cutting through the shapes. This was the easiest part and a big relief because I had already spent A WHOLE LOT OF TIME on the rest of the design. I really think the black lines are what pull the whole design together, too.
Also, because there is no way I'll be painting my nails again for the next couple days, I bit the bullet and did my right hand too. It's not quiiiite as neat as my left but from a foot away you can't tell the difference. I'm proud of how far my left-hand painting skills have come in the last year!
Well friends, that's all I have for you today. What do y'all think of these? I'm very proud of them and they're some of my favorites I've done recently! I'm such a sucker for geometric designs and the color palette is right up my alley.
Hope you all have a great weekend and don't forget to check out the rest of the ladies' designs for the last day!