Sunday, 27 January 2013

McMug mug and camera advice?

Hello friends! The start of this new week brings warmer, albeit wetter, weather. It's definitely too early, but I am so ready for spring.
These were done to match my McMug mug (haha, works so well). McMug is a cartoon pig, popular in Hong Kong. While the drawings look very cute and children-oriented, the comics and films actually cover some more serious social topics. However, it's done in a very unique, and reflective kind of humour, that I think is what makes McMug so popular. I bought this mug five years ago when I was in Hong Kong, and I've used it all throughout university. It's such a happy mug!
I started off with two coats of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls as a blank canvas. Went out and bought a backup bottle of this because it's awesome and I realized I will use it a lot. On my thumb, I painted one coat of Illamasqua Milf on top. To keep the light, watercolour effect , I cut small pieces of makeup sponge and used them to dab on my colours.

First, I lightly dabbed some Sally Hansen Barracuda for the sky. I left it patchy, and went over areas that I wanted darker.  

Next, I outlined with black acrylic paint where I wanted the grass and my tree trunk to be. I used Illamasqua Milf again as a base for the grass. This let me refine my grass line if it was too thick, as the green just covers it. Then I sponged on some Sally Hansen Grass Slipper and Essie Mojito Madness. I used a thin brush to flick on blades of grass with Mojito Madness.

McMug was painted with a mix of skintone, red, and white acrylic paint. I did it my usual way of outlining first, and then filling in with colour.
Hope you enjoyed these! I really love them a lot!

Now, as the title suggests, I'd like to ask if any of you lovely people have any advice for me as to what good, solid camera I could buy. I want to be able to take better pictures, and maybe even start making video tutorials! I'd probably be willing to go up to around $1000. Any guidance you could give me, ie. brands, what you use yourself, what to look for, etc. is much appreciated! I just don't know where to start! Thank youuuuu!


  1. Awwwm so cute! I watch this in Cantonese :P

    1. Me too! I loved the McDull movies, they're pretty hilarious xD

  2. Aww, aren't they just so cute and cheer-ry ♥ Love them! Though they appear more crayon-nish to me instead =P Still all good, love them all the more!

    Kinda sorry I can't recommend any good camera, don't know much about them to say a thing or two. But here's a site you could check out, maybe you might be able to find some useful information there which might aid in your search:

    1. Hahaha you're right, I can definitely see the crayon! Especially the tree...

      Thank you so much, my dear <3

  3. so cute!

    I nominated you for the Versatile blogger award! congratulations :)

  4. Wow that's such a good artwork, I love seeing artsy people getting creative on their nails. Love it!


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