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March 5, 2012
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While I feel like I’m making good headway on the unused nail polish pile (lot of brown, red and blue still though), the ones that have realllly been eating at me are the Muppet Collection polishes I haven’t tried yet.  So here’s to the start of knocking them out with one of my favorites!  OPI Animal-Istic is a growling sort of shiner — I know there’s an actual word for this, but remember those super-plastic covered seats in some amusement park rides that were loaded up with metallic glitter?  Or I guess in some old diner booths too.  This polish totally reminds me of that.  And of course I had to put Animal on there in acrylic because, c’mon, ANIMAL.  In another life I lived with a drummer that, no foolin’, genuinely channeled this fuzzy monster when he’d really get into playing, just a mess of flailing fun that was a joy to watch (the noise I could’ve done without on some days, but nobody wins when you’re squashing happytime).

Animal Style Nails

OPI Animal-Istic

muppet nail art

Animal from The Muppets

Animal nails

Also, Animal is (relatively, especially compared to some of the other characters) easy to paint since most of his shaping relies so much on those wild hairs going every which way, which lets you go a little nuts with your fine brush and pick a handful of oranges and reds (and pink if you wanna be accurate about it) to make layers of hairs.  Here’s a quick, not entirely perfect but hopefully helpful diagram for creating his face — if you start with a fat squashed number 8 shape the rest falls nicely into place:

how to paint animal

11 Responses

  1. Maria says:

    OHMH, I’ll try again, this time I’ll copy and paste before submitting :(
    Animal is so appropriate for this polish, and it’s name :)

  2. the nerd says:

    Shoot, is the comment form giving static now too?! Dang that stupid WP hack last month! But yesssss they definitely picked the right color for Animal, I’m totally psyched to be wearing this on such a sunny day. And mostly just want to run amok in the streets growling like Animal.

  3. Kayleigh says:

    Awesome!! Hahah you did a fantastic job on him!

  4. nail crazy says:

    omg, now i want it to, fantastic mani :-D

  5. Gottwinkies says:

    OMG, I LOVE these…Muppets fan *raises hand* Looking at your tute, it could work for some Elmo nails, too!! Girl, you rock the cartoon nails like nobody else, lol!!

  6. These are amazingly adorable!! You did spectacular on them!! ^.^

  7. the nerd says:

    Thanks ladies! The nice part about the Muppets: he made SO MANY of them, I’m betting there will be plenty more to come… but none quite so crazily special as Animal. :)

  8. Misch says:

    wow, these are awesome!! :)

  9. SARA says:

    Hi I tried these out – thanks a bunch for the awesome diagram!!! do you have other muppet diagrams? would love to do miss piggy and or kermit.

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