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Geek Nail Art Feature

Thu May 2, 2013, 10:03 AM
It's May, so it's time for something great! May is all about Performance Arts on ArtHistoryProject, Performance Arts are one of those things that hit you like a shipwreck and leave your mind buzzing with inspiration. For this feature I chose two things that are very close to my heart: Nail Art, and Geek culture.

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Nail art goes far beyond applying  a nice shade of nail polish, it is a piece of art that you get to parade around and show to the world. People will always notice a nice piece of nail art and commend you for it. After a few days you get a fresh canvas a new chance to explore your creativity!

nyan cat nails by Ninails

Nail art involves a lot of precision and planning to make the best out of a space as tiny as a nail. Some people have created complete masterpieces on this tiny canvas, used it for miniature sculpture, or as statement pieces. Some nail art is good for everyday wear and so much fun to plan for special ocassions, some other is too delicate or bulky to wear outside of a photo session. Whatever the case, it's all beautiful!

ghibli tribute nails by xtheungodx

Some people feel that nail art is a waste of time since it doesn't last long and is destined to meet the nail polish remover sooner or later. There's a few ways around it, like using fake nails or special acrylic polish finishes that last for weeks... but in the end, part of its beauty is that you have to enjoy it for as long as you can, and take its end as a new beginning, a chance to do something even better next time.

What makes Nail Art and Geek culture so perfect together? I have no idea, but here's a few of the best examples I could find around DA, I hope you will enjoy them and maybe feel inspired to try it too!

Invader Zim-Gir nail Art by MadamLucktransformers nails by NinailsMeme Faces nail art by MadamLuckAngry Birds Nail Art by MadamLuckFreddie (Take Two) by KayleighOCHobbit-Hole (Nail Art) by KayleighOCWall e nails by NinailsMad Hatter Nail Art by KayleighOCMonsters, Inc. 3D Nail Art by KayleighOCThe Doctor, The Widow, And The Wardrobe | Nail Art by jeealeeToy story nails by NinailsSailor Moon Nail Art by Classikelly<da:thumb id="299103981"/>Gandalf The Grey Nail Art by KayleighOCMeme Nails :D by AnnaGartzPokemon Nail Art! by NamiiChanNail Art Mario by Angelik23Harry Potter Nails by MissNails

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MayEbony Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I used to do nail art on my nails, but they're real (the nails) so doing my right hand was really hard. I guess I'm overdue for more nail fun...
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Talty Featured By Owner May 3, 2013   Artisan Crafter
That's great! You can try again for the contest! :love: [link]

Oh I know just what you mean, for complicated designs I used to ask my boyfriend to help me do my right hand :(
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MayEbony Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I hadn't seen that contest, thank you so much! I know what I'm going to do - it's always been my favourite design. I'm amazed how many polymer art tutorials show crafters with beautifully decorated nails. I guess when art is in your blood it spills out everywhere LOL
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner May 3, 2013   Artisan Crafter
No problem dear :huggle:

:nod: besides, when doing tutorials a lot of focus will be on your nails... it's a good chance to do something pretty :lol:
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MayEbony Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are certainly right there :icondragonnod1:
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MoonlightMoth Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Diggin' the Freddie Mercury. o/
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Talty Featured By Owner May 2, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Me too! I :heart: Freddie!
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Brookette Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesomes! I :heart: the ghibli one...going to go :+fav: it!
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Talty Featured By Owner May 2, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Great! :la: I loved them all :D
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Tokosha Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol! It's so cute! Great article!
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Talty Featured By Owner May 2, 2013   Artisan Crafter
I'm glad that you liked it ^^
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner May 2, 2013   Writer
I've rarely seen nail art like that (unless it got a DD) but I did see a dA troll sticker on the back of a car I was following.
This is great to look at. Thanks.
(Are painted nails like this removable to use again?)
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner May 2, 2013   Artisan Crafter
I'm glad I could show you something a bit different, and that you saw the troll sticker awesome!

Some people paint on natural nails, some others paint on fake nails and glue them lightly to use several times :)
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner May 2, 2013   Writer
Yes on both counts.

I'd paint on fake nails, especially if a teapot was involved. :)
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner May 2, 2013   Artisan Crafter
A teapot? Why? :confused:
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner May 2, 2013   Writer
I guess it's a yellow coffee pot on one of the thumbs in your thumbnails. (Punny, eh?)
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Talty Featured By Owner May 6, 2013   Artisan Crafter
lol I had to read that twice to get it :slow:
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner May 6, 2013   Writer
:lmao:
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maytel Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
Most awesome nail work ever! that furry one from monsters inc. must be horrible to avoid when you want to wash your hands.
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Talty Featured By Owner May 2, 2013   Artisan Crafter
If you make the furry nail with some sort of scrubby fabric it could help wash your hands!
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PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
I read that as "Greek" instead of "Geek" and was confused.
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Talty Featured By Owner May 2, 2013   Artisan Crafter
I was curious and searched greek nail art :lol: [link]
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PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
Haha!
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maytel Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
ME TOO :dummy:
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Talty Featured By Owner May 2, 2013   Artisan Crafter
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maytel Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
ohh! hahahaha!
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Talty Featured By Owner May 3, 2013   Artisan Crafter
:giggle:
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