Comic books and graphic novels are such a fun relief sometimes! I enjoy them because it's such a well thought out experience as a whole; such a challenge to tell a story not just with less words and less dialogue, but also by fine-tuning the drawn expressions and actual imagery that accompanies the plot. My most recent favorite graphic novel is rather old by now, but man I still love me some Scott Pilgrim!!
For these nails I did a lot of dot experiments before I settled on this more evenly spaced dot pattern. The dots are an homage to the printing process; images have to be color screened, or more commonly known as 'halftoned' so that they can be printed in either C, M, Y, or K. The overlapping colors create more complex colors (yellow + magenta = primary red, which is sort of mind boggling because it's a primary color in color theory and paint, yet it's not a 'primary' printing color, if that makes sense..?) and then the complete color picture is made! I used a fairly small dotting tool (whatever size is opposite the needle-sized head on my dotter) and polka dot'd over 1 coat of butterLondon Nail Foundation on all nails (the bL base coat provides sheer, but even and smooth, light beige coverage that helps me immensely in doing sheer looks like this). Then I freehanded some random shapes as half-moons and top coated all of it. THEN I used white and black acrylic paint and some Zoya Dove to do the comic book elements that look like motion, clouds, kabooms, etc. Pinkie to pointer: dark blue is Pure Ice French Kiss, yellow is Revlon Electric, red is Zoya Sooki, and light blue is China Glaze Bahamian Escape. My boyfriend was a little skeptical of layering so many elements, but it turned out just how I wanted! Yay!
Now check out the other Digit-al Dozen posts for today! Book week is going spectacularly so far!