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January 5, 2013
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Happy weekend all!  Just a quicky explanation on this one (*somebody* fell down some stairs with their butt taking the brunt of it, so sitting here at the computer is a little… ouchy): got a request in for some Marilyn Monroe themed nails last year, so instead of doing full on portraiture stuff I thought to throw a little more into the “inspired by art” category (woefully lacking I think) and pull a cue from Andy Warhol.  Thought it would be easy to knock out, but not so; see, where he was able to just screen the colors a set at a time, then lay the outline work right over it in a pre-measured sort of way, I had to start with blobs of color and actually hope I got them in the semi-right place — a nightmare for my perfectionist brain, in a big way.

Sooooo I started with some bright colors from ZOYA: ZOYA Sweet on the pinky, ZOYA Wednesday on the ring, ZOYA Arizona on the middle and ZOYA Reagan for the index.  Covered most of it up of course, but you can still see ‘em around her neck/chin, and I love them all for how fun and vibrant they are.

Then, you know, reverse engineering this famous Andy Warhol print:

Andy Warhol Marilyn Monroe
To get to this:

Andy Warhol Marilyn Monroe Nails

ZOYA nail polish

Andy Warhol nails

Warhol nail art

Marilyn Monroe nail art

(and yep, I realized after putting the final coat on that I’d totally missed the earring — we’re gonna blame that on my butt.)

10 Responses

  1. pamela says:

    beautiful nails!!!i want to paint something like this too but i’m doing the 31 day challenge :s

  2. Fingers says:

    I am so sure if you hadn’t mentioned it, no one would have missed the earrings! These are so fab!

  3. Leslie says:

    This is genius! I’m in a group that starts an art-related mani theme week tomorrow. I contemplated this piece but thought it just couldn’t be done! You always amaze me!

    • admin says:

      You can do it! Honestly, I think silhouettes are some of the easier designs to accomplish, it was really just the color blobs that gave me pause on this one.

  4. nail crazy says:

    insane!!! love it *.*

  5. Lena1998 says:

    Okay, maybe I’m just being a bit stupid here, but how did you get the picture onto the nais?
    After the first picture is says ”to get to this”
    HOW?!
    I’m SO confused! Deets would be MUCH appreciated!
    -Lena x
    P.S. Don’t worry, I get confused all the time =b

  6. tam says:

    awesome maybedo some cupcake nails!

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