Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Tiger Face

I've been wanting to try a tiger face accent nail for a long time, but wasn't sure I could pull it off. Emma is the artist at Dahlia Nails, I usually just stick to patterns. This design was inspired by a mixture of things. Tigers are coming up in jewellery and clothes all over the place these days, plus Cara Delevigne's finger tattoo of course!

I started with a white base and drew on the main features using a black nail art pen. I used a photo of a tiger's face for reference, but as they all have different markings I improvised a little when it came to the details. To add a colour pop I used Barry M - Greenberry for the eyes.



To complete the design I added two nails of black and white tiger print, and two plain Greenberry nails. The black and white makes the tiger face look a little more like a snow leopard, and the tiger print more like zebra, I didn't think that through very well!

I love how the green eyes pop out, he looks like he's pondering whether or not to attack! For my first attempt I'm quite pleased, now I have to hope Emma doesn't decide to give it a go and show me up!

Have you got on to the tiger trend?

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  1. The tiger looks awesome! I think he looks kind of cute, staring at me with those big green eyes :) I must try tiger print sometime, I'm always sticking to that other cat related animal - leopard - when it comes to animal print, but your tiger print looks pretty good!

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    1. We nearly always go for leopard print too so it was nice to experiment. Think we'll try and find some other animal prints to try as well - maybe giraffe! E&J.xx

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