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September 15, 2011
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Everybody saw this one coming, right?  Ok good.

I’ve been wanting to do these for awhile but I knew it would take some time to hammer out so waited for some spectacularly bad reality TV to go for it.  I started with a white base and used some black to draw in a grid (jeez is it ever hard making perfect squares! these were close though) so that I already had the framework in place to color in the Tetris pieces.  Plus the black outline underneath the colors helps create some of the box shading from the original game a little, so that’s nice.  I used all of my bright Art Club stripers to color in the blocks I wanted and then went back with a fine brush and Wet n Wild Ebony Hates Chris to fill in the rest of the nail.  Super fun, and really not that difficult — it’s sort of perfect practice for doing lines and filling spaces though.

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27 Responses

  1. Maria says:

    Oh my gosh. This is just beyond perfect. I will be stealing this idea! I’m sure it did take a long time though! I agree about finding a particularly long TV show to watch at the same time :)

  2. Sandra says:

    These are so nerdy and awesome! I love it.

  3. Theodora R. says:

    Love it !! That idea is brilliant! :D

  4. That is awesome. your squares look amazing. It’ll be awhile before I get good enough to do that.

  5. Beanie says:

    OMG!! this is amazing!! perfectly done!

  6. Olivia C. says:

    Yes! This is so perfect! Great idea for nails. :)

  7. Kelly says:

    So cute! :) How do you keep up with all these posts?? lol

  8. the nerd says:

    Thanks ladies! Seriously, give it a try, it’s not that hard. And Kelly, I work from home, so I can do nails during the day while I’m getting stuff done — it’s a blessing and a curse.

  9. Katie says:

    I love this! All the little squares look amazing!

  10. Something Polished says:

    O.M.G.! This is amazing! I used to played tetris non-stop my first year of college as a means of procrastination! haha

  11. Love tetris, and love this! So meticulous! I would not have the patience… =)

  12. I would so not have the patience to do this! haha love it though. I used to play tetris all the time! :)

  13. Tyne says:

    I loved tetris it was my favorite game! You did a great job it looks awesome, your such an artist, I wouldn’t even know where to begin.

  14. Crazy girl–these are so great! I love tetris! The nails fit it well!

  15. rock-or-not says:

    I love this mani!

  16. Fingers says:

    DUDE! am having a serious flashback as we speak!!! Late 80s, when Tetris first came out-I was THE one to beat in the bar-the more I drank, the better I got! This is crazy good-my absolute fave yet!

  17. the nerd says:

    Haha I know, right?! While doing this I was remembering when my dad had it on his computer when I was in high school and like, HOURS in front of that game for a few months, I was OBSESSED. Tetris has a warm spot in a lotta hearts I think. :D

  18. Meg says:

    This looks so…complicated! This is one of my favorite designs of yours so far.

  19. Hannah says:

    You just get more and more clever, don’t you?

  20. Brie nails says:

    Omgosh! You just keep amazing me! You’re freaking awesome!

  21. I’ve had this written down in my “manis to do book” for forever now but haven’t been sure exactly how to go about it! Your’s look really good!! :)

  22. OMG this is perfect and awesome and geeky AND I LOVE IT! lol!! And I have the tetris song stuck in my head now. :P

  23. Connie West says:

    Love this! I always loved Tetris and this is definitely it!

  24. the lefty says:


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