Thursday, 15 December 2011

Christmas Challenge - Day 15 - Snowman


Day 15 – Snooooooowmen!

Hi Goddesses

Well guess who got shat on again by the great Nail Art God in the sky!

I was sooooo looking forward to today’s challenge.  Ever since I was little, snowmen was one of the few things I could be reliably asked to draw successfully, and my snow globe Snowman was a definite success – remember ?

And then what happens when I do a whole hand of them ?  Wonkyrama!!!  It’s not that this is AWFUL, it’s that I know it could and should have been soooo much better, and for this I blame the middle finger!

So, to trawl through the artistry with bitter eyes:  all the nails are on a base of OPI Ogre The Top Blue, fast becoming a favourite, and again take different perspectives on the same scene.

Thumb – full snowman, relative success, quite happy, wish the nose was better

Index finger – not happy.  The eyes are wrong, too big.  I didn’t stress about it when I was doing it and actually deliberately picked up my large dotting tool because children pick up big pieces of coal for eyes but …. Well, it just doesn’t look right, does it ?

Middle finger, really disappointed, and it’s all because of the hat.  The brim of the hat is wrong.  Oh yes, and I seem to have made the head as wide as the body …. Ho hum.

Ring finger – like, and everybody else picked this as their favourite.  I wanted to do a zoom out and show the snowman in a snowstorm.

Little finger – super zoom on the next and top chest of the snowman – hhhhm, not sure it really works.

Oh well – there’s always next year!!

Enjoy xx J


Top Tip – if you’re ever unsure what a nail colour looks like, go to Google images, which will give you plenty of contrasts and compares.

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