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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Twin Dragon Nails - with Narmai Piggieluv!

Happiest of Sunday's to you all!  Today I've got a super duper, very special, and very AWESOME post for you!!

A week or so ago I contacted Narmai Piggieluv about doing a twin nail design - of a dragon!  To my absolute delight, she agreed! ^_^  This was our reference image that she suggested:

Here is a sketch Narmai found - NOT an image I own

And...here is a collage of our designs together!


When she revealed her design to me, I was absolutely blown away!!  She has always had such an incredible talent for fitting all that detail onto such tiny canvases - and let's face it, that is one darn adorable dragon!!!  I want to take it home ^_^

I decided to do a zoomed-in version for my design, because I'm not so good with putting in detail THAT tiny, and it also didn't help that my cat took off with my teeny tiny paintbrush that I use for teeny tiny details :(  I also decided not to put too much detail into color, because I really liked the grayscale look.  The only color I added was a light blue to the wings, light touches of it to the scales on the neck, and to the face.  For the background color I used "Auriga" by Different Dimension.  Here are a few more photos of my design:


Of course I posed with one of my dragon eggs! ^_^

Doing this twin design was a big deal for me, not just because it was a fun design, but because it was with Narmai.  Gonna gush here for a minute - Narmai's actually the one that got me into freehand nail art to begin with, and it ironically all started with an old dragon design of hers that she showed me last year ahead of everyone else simply because she was excited, and saw that I was excited to see what she'd be posting the next day.  That was really cool, to me, that she shared her art with me before everyone else :)  She also gave me some tips on using acrylic, and assured me regular topcoat would NOT smudge the paint :P  I owe so much of what I do with my art to Narmai giving me that nudge!!  I don't think she'll ever understand how much I really appreciate her as an artist, and as a friend ^_^  So his was most definitely a huge honor for me <3

Hope you all enjoyed our art!!!  What do you think of our dragons? :D

18 comments:

  1. This is fantastic! I like both if your designs and I think it is interesting how you both interpreted the original picture.

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  2. Wow so awesome! I love them both, each is so different yet similar. very very nice job! :D

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  3. Wow, you guys both did such an amazing job and I love your rounded nail shapes!

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  4. Both of you did a beautiful job. I wish I was this talented!

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  5. They are both gorgeous!! I am sooo impressed with the freehand art!

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  6. Two of my favorite ladies <3 Great job!

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  7. Dude. Just, Wow. These are both amazing and fit for a Kaleesi!

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  8. This is absolutely fantastic Shawna! You did an amazing job!

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  9. Awesome! you guys are such amazing nail artists!

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  10. You're such an amazingly talented artist! I'm a big fan of Narmai and you both did an super amazing job.

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  12. Awesome job both of you..That is so incredible!!! I love Narmai's manis and have recreated few times too :-)
    I do nail art blogs too, it would be great if we can follow each other.. xoxo
    http://dendiva.com/

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  13. EEEeeeepppp these are both amazing! Both of you are so talented is makes my head spin :D

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