I think everybody has seen the stop motion animation movie Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Rankin/Bassis from the 60s. What you might not know is that the movie scares the the pejeepers out of me. I swear if I close my eyes I can hear the whistle of Rudolph’s nose like he was in the room with me. So I had to laugh when Mely asked me to take part in her 12 Days of Christmas challenge and my theme was ‘Rudolph’.
After much sketching, I decided to do some candy cane French tips to start. I was originally going to do the tips on all my nails and Rudolph on my accent finger. BUT … as I was painting the tips I decided it would be cute to have Rudolph peeking over one of the tips. I had seen a cute Christmas card that had an image similar so I knew what I wanted to do it was just a matter of executing the idea.
In retrospecct, I should have made the French tips a little shorter so I would have had more room for Rudolph, but I really liked the look of the deep tips. For all of you with long fingernails you are set!
I hope you all liked this one (even if he does look a bit like Fozzie Bear dressed up as a reindeer). I have to admit it was fun to paint this one, even if I did have a panic attack at the idea of Rudolph lol! I filmed this one too so if you are interested in the tutorial for this design, please visit: http://youtu.be/hBzpNY-DGn4
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