Thanks everyone you make a gal feel real good. They are all freehand, the first one all I did was paint a thick diagonal line in black then framed it with the thin gold lines. I then painted the leaves, then the flowers and then put in some flower buds, tiny strokes, and dots here and there. When I painting the flowers I double loaded my brush to give the petals and the buds more detail. The brushes I used where a filbert, small round and a liner brush. I found that I would get lines that were too thick so I cut my liner brush till I had about 5 or 6 hairs left in it and now it works just great to get the really small details.
Must say you're very very talented - don't think I could do those designs in a million years Out of curiosity how long does it take you to do a full set like that - without the amount of detail in some of those designs I'd expect it to take longer than the enhancements themselves
For the detailed one at the top of the page it takes approximately 3 to 4 minutes per nail. I do them in steps, so by the time I am finished the first step on the last nail (if doing a full set of art) the first one is dry and I can start the next color right away. My times do vary on some of the art because I find the more I do a certain design the faster I get at it. That design is fairly new so it might not take as long as I stated after I am able to do it more of it.
Thank you so much. The first one is one of my favorites as well. I am wanting to do more, but right now I only have single tips to do my art on and I am wanting to get some of the nail tip design wheels. I think that way they will be easier for my clients to view, and easier for me to handle.
If you can do a simple 5 petal flower, all you need to do to add a bit more detail to it is to double load your brush. Dip one side of the brush into one color and the other side in another, for example white and a pale blue. I use a filbert brush for this and I use the side of the brush to paint the petals. If you want a white flower with blue accents place the white edge of the brush to the nail first or vice versa. You can also do the same for the leaves using a dark and a lighter green. Then add veins to the leaves for detail. I usually use a silver or gold for the center of the flower to give it a bit of sparkle.
Hope this helps and good luck and have fun :flower:
Thanks Trina, I don`t do nearly enough practising with nail art because I`m not a confident artist. Maybe you should all do step by steps of all your great work all you artists out there, that way we could all have a go