Saturday, November 5, 2011

Tare panda nail art

Hey everyone! I thought I'd add some cuteness after the Halloween posts and do a San-x nail art. You might have heard of tare panda, if not here is some panda nail art :-D


Now here's the sad part. I took the photo above the day after I did these nails - after I realised I had my camera settings not quite right. I had the ISO pumped up (from when I was doing those glow in the dark shots in my last post) so the pictures below are horrible. I went from 0 to rage in about 2 seconds as soon as I saw these photos :-P Probably shouldn't do nail art at midnight when sleep deprived... Anyway, I hope you can still see what I was trying to do here!


So for the base I used MAC Ice Cream Cake, it's a lovely bright pink and I love painting my nails with this colour. Despite the crappy brush. I persist due to it's awesomeness.


Now for the thumb I went for the traditional lazy tare panda look where he's all flat and on the ground. I didn't have the space for the other nails so I decided to draw him standing up. He doesn't come out as 'tare panda' looking on the nails standing up like he does lying flat on the thumb nail, so I'm a little sad about that. But to start off with I figured out how I was going to paint them by drawing outlines on paper, which happened to also be a shopping list:


So with that top design in mind I started with an outline and filled:


Didn't fill the feet in totally as it was going to get filled in with black but I wanted an outline to 'colour in'. The white I used was OPI Alpine Snow.


Then I used a black polish to colour in the paws and ears (OPI I Only Date Werewolves).


Followed by the eyes and black around the neck.


Then instead of doing faint outlines of white for the eyes I dotted with white, and dotted smaller inside the white with black. I cleaned up the black a little and fixed some of the neck lines and voila! All done!


Weee my panda on the top of the panda pile! I have a few tare panda things, mostly letter sets and paper but I also have this plushie:


Cute! Well I hope you enjoyed the look and like tare panda as much as I do! I'm off to Brisbane *again* this weekend, so have an awesome weekend everyone and I'll see you next time!

6 comments:

  1. Soooo cute, I love the picture with your thumb and the paper pandas stacked together!

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  2. Thanks Tera! Hehe I like that one too :-)

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  3. Enjoy Brisbane! I'm having QLD withdrawals at the moment, cos the Melbourne weather has been TERRIBLE lately.

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  4. Thanks, Brisbane was fantastic! The weather wasn't humid like the weekend before. But I know that won't last as the wet season approaches - every time I go home for xmas it's pouring rain or cyclonic :-P

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  5. where do you get the paper of the pandas, and where do you get the nail polish picture saying that leanne?

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    1. Hi Marianne, I collected a variety of san-x paper/letter sets/stickers over the years. I used to be able to find them in gift stores in Chinatown, maybe Morning Glory although I think they focus on their own characters nowadays. Otherwise, there's san-x on ebay! As for the nail polish picture, the little pixel one - I drew that myself! Hope that helps

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