Happy Tuesday! Nail art of the week is up! You know what? When I started to do game inspired nail art designs, I've got requests here and there and it was so funny how I always tell them I can't do it but I always ended up doing requests because I am too lazy to think!
One request coming from my dear "Shobe" as I fondly call her, Sophie! She requested for the cute fuzzy Care Bears! I can't draw cute Care Bears using a pen and paper so how can I even survive drawing them on my tiny nails?
One secret that I can share, I set a really low standard so I don't get disappointed! *hahaha* It actually worked and look the kind of Care Bears I came up with! I am even too embarrassed to name it Care Bears!
Introducing...the second rate, trying hard....Copy
Cat *ahem* Bear!
Apply your preferred base coat, mine is the ZOYA Achor Basecoat in which I've been road testing for a couple of weeks! Will post a review soon!
Choose any shade for your background. I chose shade from Essie Polish in Playa Del Platinum. I opted for one coat as the shade is quite pigmented. I did not pile up on polish because I want my base color to dry up easily.
Choose your favorite Care Bears character and in my case, I did not choose for my favorite character but I chose for characters that has a nail polish color I own! I ended up with ---
Pink - Cheer Bear
Green - Goodluck Bear
Yellow - Funshine Bear
Orange - Love-a-lot Bear
Blue - Bedtime Bear
Using the polish brush, gently draw the shape of the bear! This doesn't have to be perfect as bears are supposed to be furry!
Using 2 Way Nail Art Pen in White, draw the bear's eyes, mouth, tummy, ears, hands and feet! This gives the bear the "fuzzy" "hug-able" feel!
Using 2 Way Nail Art Pen in Black, draw the eyes with a tiny dot and mouth! You can change the bear's mouth! My bears have this "o" mouth while the rest have this simple smile!
Step 5: "Cheer Bear"
Cheer Bear has a rainbow on its tummy! I can't draw all 7 colors so I just chose 3 shades! Yellow, Red and Blue! I used the shades from L.A. Art Deco.
Step 6: "Goodluck Bear"
4 Leaf Clover, I have to admit, is really challenging to draw so I just draw whatever "shape" or "form" I can create. It's the "idea" that counts :P
Step 7: "Bedtime Bear"
Bedtime bear reminded me of Mr. AMW, aside from his love for the color blue, he loves to sleep so this is the perfect Care Bear character to represent him! I actually used a Nail Art Dotting tool in creating a moon and it worked!
My nails are too tiny to show detail on the star
so I put on a yellow dot instead of drawing a star!
Step 8: "Fun shine bear"
This Care Bear character probably represents me! I like my day to always start with a huge sunshine-y smile! With a dotting tool, dot on the middle part of the sun and using L.A. Art Deco Polish in Yellow, gently draw the rays of the sun!
Step 9: "Love-a-lot Bear"
Make sure the white portion of the tummy is completely dry before you proceed to drawing anything on top of it! I used 2 way Nail Art Pen in Red to draw 2 hearts.
Apply glittery polish of your choice
Making sure the nail art designs are completely dry, I topped it with ZOYA Armor Topcoat and UV Block.
"Care Bear stare!!!!!"
"Care Bear stare!!!!!"
I hope you get the drift! It's not as cute as I would like them to be but I'm quite proud of the outcome! It was all freehand drawing and I'm surprised I survived this obstacle :P
**from Google Images
Enjoy your Tuesday!
What's your favorite Care Bear character?