Hi Nail Art lovers! I was a bit lazy with my nail art tutorial this week because I only changed the nail art design on my hands and left the same design as last week on my toes!
I tried to steer away from cartoon nails but the request for Smurfs-inspired nails is too much I have to get this over! *lol* I was trying to turn a blind eye on this because it is a bit too challenging for me to draw faces! The M&M nails I did last time gave me a backache and I told myself no more faces! Obviously, I did not listen to myself!
Because I love you, here's my version of the Smurfs (pirated edition) *laughs*
Apply your preferred base coat to protect your nails. In this tutorial, I've used ZOYA Anchor Basecoat. Apply 2 coats of matte white polish.
Once the bast coat is complete dry, apply your closest "Smurf Blue" polish only on areas on photo below. To make sure you don't go beyond the line, you can use a thin brush and draw an outline. L.A. Colors Color Craze Nail Colors in Static Electricity.
Using a dotting tool, create 2 dots for the eyes
With Prettynails' 2 Way Nail Art Pen in black, draw the outline of the eyes, the hat and the mouth!
With Prettynails' 2 Way Nail Art Pen in Red, create a dot in the middle for the tongue.
The only lady Smurf that I've known! With Caronia Frosted Polish in Sweet Surprise, I drew the bangs and the hair of Smurfette.
For the face, I've used the same "Smurf Blue" color from L.A. Colors.
Using L.A. Colors Art Deco in Black, or any thin art brush, draw the outline of the hair and more details.
With Prettynails' 2 Way Nail Art Pen in black, draw the rest of her face, lashes included!
I actually forgot to ask Mr. AMW to take a shot but I actually filled her eyes with white polish for the eyes. I also filled the mouth with red polish for a more distinct mouth!
The cutest Smurf of all! Narcissist, always have mirror in his hand and a flower on his hat!
I did the same method as those above. To guide you, its a trick to draw an outline just as seen on photo below.
With a dotting tool, create 5 dots to create flower petals and use a yellow polish to create flower bud! I find this the easiest step of all! :P
Using Prettynails' 2 Way Nail Art Pen in black, continue drawing his face (a trick is to print out the photo of the real Smurf character).
Here's to show you how I fill in the eyes. With Prettynails' 2 Way Nail Art Pen in white, gently fill in the space for the eyes.
Black for eyeballs and of course, this gives the character!
Same step to create the base of the face. It's very important to wait for the polish to dry up on each step so the nail polish shades won't mix!
The additional step and the most distinct detail of Nerd Smurf is the extra sunglasses!
Continue with the nose and mouth
Different color combination for Papa Smurf. Papa Smurf's hat is red so I used Revlon All Fired Up polish or any bright matte red polish on the lower thirds of your thumbnail.
Apply the Smurf Blue polish on the rest of the nails. The reason why I used white as base for all nails because the white acts as a base to make the polish shade appears more vibrant!
Slowly draw the eyes
Making sure the blue portion of the polish is completely dry, top it with another coat of white polish for Papa Smurf's beard.
Continue drawing with 2 way nail art pens or any thin art brushes
Dot Smurf blue polish to create ears and outline again with black art pen.
Rest for a bit, you can blowdry your nails with medium heat for it to dry up quickly. Top the nail art with ZOYA Armor Topcoat and UV Block.
Voila! Playful nails to celebrate the upcoming
Smurf the Movie :)
It was challenging to do the different expressions of Smurfs but thank God I did it! :)
Enjoy your Tuesday!
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