Friday, 17 August 2012

Nail Art: Sherman's Lagoon for Shark Week

After nearly a week of pointy teeth, blood, and chomp, chomped everything, I'm celebrating Shark Week by painting my favourite shark from Jim Toomey's Sherman's Lagoon. For friends who haven't heard of Shark Week, it is essentially a week on the Discovery Channel featuring the om nom nom-ing power of sharks. 



It's so fun playing with these nails. *cue Jaws theme*

Da da...

DA DA...

Sorry, a bit anti-climatic there.
Sherman is the cuddliest-looking shark out there. He still eats people though.


Directions:
Left to right: Essie "Who Is the Boss?", China Glaze "For Audrey", Orly "Green With Envy", Joe Fresh "Teal"
If you need help with sponging a gradient, I have a tutorial here.

For my other hand, I used the same method: gradient background, black outline, then colour fill. You might even choose to skip the black outlines - I used them to keep the look of the comic. Have fun and be creative with your underwater scene! Paint different types of fish, colourful coral and rocks.

Looking forward to the last two days of this Jaws fest. Hope you enjoyed this and have a good weekend!





18 comments:

  1. LOL! That is such a fun manicure! Love it!

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  2. Haha!! That's such a cute manicure! Nicely done :)

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  3. You are so talented. I love your step by steps. I am not artistic so they help me out. I plan to do the shark soon. I love frogs and would love to be able to paint some for a manicure. Can you help me out. Thanks...

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    1. Thanks a lot Chrisie, I'm so happy you find them helpful! I'd love to see your shark once you've done it. I'll see if I can come up with anything...no guarantees though haha ^^

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  4. Wow! this is amazing, you are so talented..you have literally transformed your nails to a canvas!

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  5. Wow! So pretty! The shark is adorable, I must add hahah, maybe I'll be brave enough to try freehand someday! <3

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  6. Thank you! Yes, be brave! :D Something I find really helpful while doing freehand, is to do draw some nail shapes (like in my tutorial), then do a quick sketch of what I want to paint. It really helps me with the scaling, so I can see where I need to paint what, how big, etc.

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  7. This is super creative! Love the tutorial you made.

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  8. This looks so great! I love the comic too ;)

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    1. Yes, Sherman's Lagoon is one of my favourites! So colourful, and my kind of humour hahaa. Thanks, Kelli!

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  9. This is so funny!! I was looking for shark nails and found your tutorial! Awesome! Thank you so much!
    Here is my version which I did for a shark birthday party:
    http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff187/Zulma_san/Nails/sharknails_zpsbe7cdbc4.jpg

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    1. Omg that is awesome, thanks so much for sharing! It looks great! A shark b-day party sounds super fun :D

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    2. Thank YOU! ^_^
      Yes it was a blast...and despite the theme we went swimming...luckily we all came back in one piece!! :P

      And I have bookmarked your blog for more nails ideas. :)

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