About this design: I wish I could take credit for this design but unfortunately I can't. The inspiration came from this image I found on Tumblr. I really don't know much about the designer, I guess filling out the "About" page on your blog is too old fashioned; however, you can find more designs by this person on a website called Society6.
When I saw this design, I knew instantly I wanted to try to recreate it for the 31 Day Challenge. And despite the fact that it took forever and a day to complete, sometimes when you have your heart set on something you just have to run with it.
To get this look: I used my go-to black and white for this design: Orly Liquid Vinyl and Sally Hansen White On. The brush is a detailed liner brush - the hairs are longer than a normal detail brush. While I normally go over a line lightly and then go over it a second time, this time I only did the lines once except for some parts where I had to do them twice. I finished with a thick coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top then Essie Matte About You.
|You don't need to see a giant thumb, do you?|
The thing I love about the original design is that, while it is precise and detailed, it is not mechanical. It looks like a drawing - lines are not straight and there are variations that give it character. In my nail art design, even though you can see the brushstrokes and mistakes, I don't mind them so much here. Of course if I inspect it very closely, I can see all the imperfections, but if I move back and take it all in, the effect of the design is just amazing. I love the detail and the almost obsessive compulsiveness of the design.
I've rambled on quite a bit about this design, but obviously I'm very proud of it! What do you think of this? Let me know in the comments below. :)