Beware of nail artists that make you feel bad because you can't paint your nails
If you ever feel bad because you can’t do nail art, remember that most of these artists:
1. They only show you their non dominant hand.
2. They don’t tell you how many tries they needed.
3. They don’t show you all their footage of their failed attempts
4. A holo topcoat fixes everything
5. They will never ever show you all the footage of their nail fails.
6. No but seriously, holo.
Fortunately, there’s a nail artist that actually tells you the real struggles of painting your nails as a human being. So thanks simplynailogical for giving the confidence I needed to paint my nails, even if I needed to retry it like 17 times and fix it with some holo.
Summary: You were deciding on what nail art you should do when he came in.
You were doing your nails on the living room. You were thinking on doing a Christmas themed nail art. You were still dwelling on what kind looks better on you when Yoongi came out of the bathroom.
“What are you doing?” He asked you while ruffling his hair dry with a towel.
“Nails. But I can’t decide on which design.”
He sat down on the couch next to you. “Just do any kind. They look the same to me. No one’s going to notice your nails.” He grumbled.
“But I will notice it.” You continued to imagine how different design will look on you.
“This is boring.” He turned on the television. “You can’t do anything while waiting them to dry. It’s ridiculous.”
“It’s really fun actually. You just never tried it.” You said. “Maybe you should try it now.” You eyes beamed when you thought of this brilliant idea.
“Nope.” He balled up his hands and hide his nails.
“Aw. Come on.” You begged with your puppy eyes and hands clasped together.
“No.” Yoongi refused to look at you.
“One time. Just this once.” You held up your finger and continued to bed him. “You can take it off immediately too.”
Yoongi squinted his eyes. “No.”
“Please.” You hugged his arm and gently shook his arm. You felt his hand relaxes and he turned his head to look at you.
“Fine.” He gently replied. “But just this time. Plus you have to help me take it off.”
“Yeah!” You leaned over and gave him a kiss on his cheek. “Thank you.”
“Yeah yeah. Let’s just get this over with.” He gave his hand to you.
You studied his delicate hand with long and slender fingers. You put your hand against his and compared the size. His hands were much bigger than yours. His hands suddenly clasped with yours. You looked up and saw him staring at you.
“Are you going to paint or what? ‘Cause I’m going to leave if you don’t start soon.” Your boyfriend raised an eyebrow at you.
“I’ll start now so sit down.” You said with a blush on your face.
He smirked and looked at you endearingly.
“Done.” You took a nice look of his newly painted black nails. The color black is a great contrast with his pale skin.
“Finally.” Young let out a sign of relief. He had tried to use his phone but you took it away from him. You told him not to mess up his nails. And he couldn’t do anything about it.
“I think I know which nailers I should do.” You said to yourself.
“Help me get rid of these things first.” Your boyfriend nudged you with a scrunched nose.
“I’ll help you with that the I’m done.” You said it softly.
“Ugh!” He slouched back to the couch, defeated.
You painted your nail with a blue-mint green radiant and with snowflakes stickers. You looked at your nails proudly. The nails were nicely painted.
“Can you help me now?” Yoongi murmured against your shoulder.
He had rested his head on your shoulder while you were painting your own nails because he was tired and bored. He had been looking at you the whole time. You took out your phone and took Yoongi’s hand to put it aside with yours. You took a picture and smiled contently.
“Don’t post that. And can you please get it off me?” He asked, annoyed.
You grabbed the cotton pads and rubbed on his nails.
“All gone.” You looked at his now stained nails.
“The things I do for you.” He shook his head.
“Thank you.” You kissed his nose.
He was shock at first but then he pulled you to his chest. And the two of you spend the whole evening cuddling on the couch.
Thank you for reading. Sorry for any mistakes made.
If you’re like me, you thought “Gee golly willikers! I’d sure like to draw some Scarlet Vision art!”; but when you sat down to actually do the deed and you pulled up a reference of Vision, you thought to yourself:
HOW DAH HELL DO I… WHA… GAH… THIS IS IMPOSSIBE! FAQ!!!!!!!!! *flips table*
It’s intimidating, right? There are layers to his form that make drawing him take for freaking ever: he’s got those lines on his “fleshy” skin (with textured patches of flesh that would probably make a “vip vip” kinda noise if you took your finger nail back and forth over it, not that I’ve wondered about that or anything… *writes down some notes for a future lemony SV ficlet*), then he’s got these plates of silvery vibranium that frame the naughtiest parts of his body (that do about as much cover-up as Leeloo’s bandage medical outfit from Fifth Element), and then he has this textured body suit that looks armored/knitted/and lined- F*CK YOU MARVEL AND YOUR RIDICULOUSLY INTRICATE HERO SUIT DESIGNS!- with a cape that is elaborate with computery circuitry patterns that everyone is too lazy to elaborate on in their artist interpretation. Again, FU MARVEL.
So let’s just break it down to the bare skin layer with this post.
Again, or maybe this is the first time I’m mentioning it, THIS IS NOT A TUTORIAL. I’m not a professional artist, I don’t know what I’m talking about, but the Scarlet Vision tag needs more art and I know the new Vision is a beast to draw. So I thought I would give some clear artist picture references so that this tag can teem with naked Scarlet Vision fan art!
lol, I’m not out to pressure the talented artists out there to draw Scarlet Vision Nudes! Buuuuuuuuuuuut… I won’t stop you if that was already your intentions. Go wild, responsible adults.
Tie dye nail art inspired by these nails I did a while back. I had a LOT of trouble doing those nails the first time and in my attempts I arrived at a pretty different series of steps that for me, made it a bit easier. I hope the same can be true for you with this tutorial!
1. Paint the nail with a white base. 2. Using your pink polish, make a swirl across the nail. You do not need to use a lot of polish or ensure full coverage with the polish. These first few steps (2-4) are for the purpose of mapping out where the colors will go. This helps make sure that all of the colored swirls fit on the nail and prevents a lot of struggles later on. 3. Behind the pink swirl, make an orange one up against it. Again, this doesn’t need to use a lot of polish. 4. Repeat steps 2-3 with the rest of your colors until all are used and all of the nail is filled. 5. Take your green polish (or whatever color is second to closest to the bottom edge) and cover the green swirl with a lot of polish. You will really want to glob it on here so you can drag it later (but not TOO much or else it will be a mess!). Note: for the remaining steps, you will not want to wait for each coat to dry! This works better when working swiftly so the colors don’t have time to dry up. 6-7. Using a needle, drag the green polish outwards to make the spikes. I sometimes added a bit of the polish to the tip of my needle to make this motion work better and to fill in some of the color gaps that will be created. 8. Repeat steps 5-7 with your yellow polish. You will want to make these next lines in the same place as the green ones so they fit into each other. 9. Repeat with orange polish. 10. Repeat with pink polish. 11. Repeat with blue polish. 12. Paint a layer of clear coat. Doing this will not only seal in your great work, but will also make some of your polish smudge into any gaps you may have created when doing the needle dragging. You can always go back and fill in those gaps with their respective colors if it is a big issue.
If you are looking for an easier alternative that still gets you that fun tie dye look, you can do steps 1-5 after painting straight lines with your polish. The result will look something like these.
I hope this tutorial was helpful and I can’t wait to see all of your nails!
I’ve gotten a lot of questions lately about whether or not I make non-nail art. The answer is complicated: I’ve always loved art and I will never stop thinking of myself as an artist, but for various reasons I don’t make a lot of hang-on-your-wall-type art these days. Right now I’m a lot happier and freer doing more ephemeral stuff, like painting my nails and doodling in the margins of things.
But since people are interested, I thought I’d post some pictures of an old piece of mine. This is a really big painting/collage/self-portrait thing, which I made on my 17th birthday (a good, holy shit, 12 years ago now). I put a whole lot of myself into it, and I’m still amazed at how it holds up as an artistic snapshot of a point in my life. And it still hangs above my living room couch.