This one just felt right today. I started this mani with a two coat base of China Glaze Man Hunt — it’s about as blue as blue gets, but in a jellyish formula, so I was a little skeptical on first stroke that two coats would do it; lo and behold, it totally took (and honestly, a little wary of the removal process since I’m pretty sure this is the stuff that’ll burn the blue right into my nail bed — thank goodness for whitening toothpaste!). When that set, I added a few long grassy swoops in green paint to create a sort of moody background for the characters. Then I painted in some of my favorites: Pipkin on the pinkie, General Woundwort on the ring, Hazel on the middle, and Hyzenthlay on the index finger.
If you haven’t read the book — DO, I can’t recommend it enough (was definitely a favorite from my childhood). If reading is too much work, you can always watch the entire movie embedded here:
And if you REALLY love Watership Down, check out this amazing print, “i remember you. you’re the one who saw it coming“, from Daniel Danger; his store appears to be down at the moment, but if you poke around the internet you may be able to find some of the limited edition prints available for sale (I have one of them and it’s GORGEOUS, the colors absolutely stand up in real life).
And… AND!… here are 10 Facts You Might Not Know About Watership Down from Neatorama. Neat!