Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Nail Art Tutorial: Smurfs!

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.  


Baby Smurf

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.
Smurfette
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!


Vanity Smurf
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!


Nerd Smurf
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
 
Papa Smurf
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!

Want to see more Nail Art Tutorials done in the past? 
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Keep smilin'
Stay happy!

52 comments:

  1. CUUUTTTEE! LOL I play that game on my Ipod :)

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  2. look at all those pictures! how on earth did you manage to stay UNMOVED? every single nail is painted layers upon layers of colours with precise application.


    way too talented!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. they are soooo cute~~~~ i luv the smurffs~~~~~

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  4. naloka ako dito! :) your talent and back-breaking techniques amaze me!

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  5. nikki ang tyaga mo hahahaha!

    sulit naman coz ang cute nila!!!

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  6. super cute!!!! my sisters are obsessed with smurfs game, too! :)

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  7. LOVE LOVE LOVE! you never fail to surprise us sis!

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  8. Oh! I love your nails Ms. Nikki, and I love smurfs too . . . my fav cartoon program then! Where are they now?

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  9. i play this game too! great artwork!

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  10. how about plants vs zombies? :D

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  11. Smurfs!!! SO cute naman your nails! :P

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  12. I LOVE these nails so much! Smurfs was my favorite show as a kid :)

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  13. I am addicted to the game! Arrrr. Soooo cuuuute! And you're sooooo good! :)

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  14. @Jacenda ♥ Me too, I take care of my "field" too :)

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  15. @jojoba (My Makeup Reviews) Thanks for liking this tutorial, it's not that precise once you see them in person :D

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  16. @Mom-Friday backbreaking talaga! Sinabi mo pa! Full of pillows sa back ko when I was doing this nail art!

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  17. @lelila hihihi, the first question I asked Mr. AMW after this "Kamukha naman nila si Smurf no?" hahahhahha

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  18. @Catmare I'm glad there's comeback! But I find the old cartoon drawings cuter compared to the 3D they will show for the movie!

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  19. @xin Hahahha, I hope no more surprises coming to me (the requests) hahahaha!

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  20. @giay I guess they're coming back with games and movie!!!

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  21. @* rochelle * DONE! Already shared to you the link! :)

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  22. @Pammy So crazy naman my nails is what you should say! hahahahha napapatingin mga tao! May pagka KSP the colors! :)

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  23. @Neeyuh I don't seem to remember myself watching Smurf when I was younger, I have more memories with Woody Woodpecker!

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  24. @Noelle V. Dotillos I'm not that addicted to the game pero Mr. AMW is! He sleeps late at night just to "harvest" and create his "empire" ! hehehhe

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  25. ang galing! I am amazed! :)

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  26. Niks, ang galing!!!!!!! Di ako maka get over!!!! =P

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  27. So cute! I love smurfs! I'm amazed at how talented and creative you are. :)

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  28. This is really cool! The faces came out great, and I love the detail!

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  29. Wow! I envy your skills! Great Job Nikki! :)

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  30. envy your steady hands and creativity!! how do u find time to blog, take pictures and paint ur nails? tell me! u're super woman! XD

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  31. So cute! At ang galing galing mo! you got all the detail right. Amazing!!!

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  32. @earthlingorgeous Thanks, and we were just talking about it right? :D

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  33. @Ronabeth Dear! I get over mo na! hahahahha ang cute mo! How are you?

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  34. @gio Thanks for always giving me compliments, glad you find this nice! I wasn't that happy at first but after reading the comments, I feel good :)

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  35. @Carla Gumin nah, don't envy! I'm sure you can do it! Practice lang talaga!

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  36. @Bun Bun Makeup Tips I think I just sleep late so I have more hours in a day compared to others? hahahha

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  37. @OSeñorita Actually, I cheated on a lot of details! hahahahha their noses aren't right and their mouths too! hahahha but thanks for appreciating my attempt :D

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  38. hi i just wanna ask if anung font po yung nsa picture..
    yung www.askmewhats.com mismo

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  39. So cute, i want fingers just like you made.

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  40. this is really cutee :) I'm gonna try this one day :D

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  41. Hi :) Great design you have! I just want to ask where to buy the nail art pens? Thanks :)

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  42. @nail art Thanks! :) With practice you may do the same -- even better!

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  43. @tharanii :) Do not forget to show me yours once you've done it!

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  44. @Jenelle Hi there! I used to sell them at prettynails.multiply.com but I stopped for now due to busy schedule. You can find them at Ebay.

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  45. *speechless* it's beautiful! are you ambidextrous?

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