Friday, January 11, 2013

The Digit-al Dozen Does Art day 5 - Push-inspired geometric nail art

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!

Dressed Up Nails - Push-inspired geometric freehand nail art

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.

Dressed Up Nails - Push-inspired geometric freehand nail art

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.

Dressed Up Nails - Push-inspired geometric freehand nail art

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!

Dressed Up Nails - Push-inspired geometric freehand nail art

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.

Dressed Up Nails - Push-inspired geometric freehand nail art

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!

Dressed Up Nails - Push-inspired geometric freehand nail art

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!


18 comments:

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  2. Wow! The patience! :) These are just spectacular! Love!

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  3. damn woman. you are too fantastic at this.
    And I'm totally copying some of his work. UNREAL

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  4. Both hands look great! This design is very 'you' :D

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  5. Hoorayyy, you did it! So glad you did this art week! You have come up with some seriously amazing stuff and I enjoyed every bit of it!

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  6. You have the most amazing, unique manicures! Such an inspiration!

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  7. These are incredible! And I love seeing both hands!

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  8. These look really fab! I love the look. I so miss the LA art scene. I grew up in Manhattan Beach and honestly took all the wonderful galleries first on Santa Monica Blvd and later after I moved many more art communities abounded, foregranted. I dated a guy for a long time that was so happy to spend the day re-visiting the bigger art museums...I think the guards at Norton Simon knew us by first name! Where I live now, there is a local arts and crafts movement and some very talented folks - but nothing like what is available in the LA area now.

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  9. hi ! you are so talented! i put you in my blogroll ! so the french people can see you too!! thanks!

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  10. I love the colors you used! The design looks amazing!

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  11. I just discovered your blog, and went and read a zillion older posts - and I just wanted to say that I love everything you do!

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  12. I have just noticed that 'thedalailamasnails' has said exactly what I wanted to say! You're sense of colour is outstanding, as is the quality if your work and i love the fact that you fit SO MUCH onto nails that aren't crazy long! You're designs are an inspiration - well done :)

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  13. This looks like a lot of work. Love this! Great job!

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  14. This is absolutely incredible. You're a true artist... I can't believe you free-handed the whole thing! I love the inspiration

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