Kintsugi or kintsukuroi is the Japanese art of fixing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum, a method similar to the maki-e technique As a philosophy it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.”

I don’t think I’ve mentioned this on my blog before, but in my non-nail-art life I am a psychiatric nurse, and I work with children and adolescents struggling with severe mental illness.  Some of the kids dig my nail art, so lately I’ve been trying to paint designs that I think they’ll enjoy.  This is one of those, because it embodies the hope I have for all of them (and for myself as well): that we can find a way to live with our broken bits that makes our lives more beautiful, not less.

I recently went thru a portfolio check up and my teachers told me that i needed to practice more anatomy.

So in order to not make it boring i’m using my favorite characters! and here is the first one, male torsos with the beautiful Victor Nikiforov as my main model.

3 of them are from my favorite fanfics and the other 2 are from my personal aus.

Money Shot Victor - @captain-erwinmerica

Kintsugi Victor - @witchsbane

Siren au Victor - @crimson-chains and @lucycamui