Tare panda nail art

Hey everyone! I thought I'd add some cuteness after the Halloween posts and do a San-x nail art. You might have heard of tare panda, if not here is some panda nail art :-D

Now here's the sad part. I took the photo above the day after I did these nails - after I realised I had my camera settings not quite right. I had the ISO pumped up (from when I was doing those glow in the dark shots in my last post) so the pictures below are horrible. I went from 0 to rage in about 2 seconds as soon as I saw these photos :-P Probably shouldn't do nail art at midnight when sleep deprived... Anyway, I hope you can still see what I was trying to do here!

So for the base I used MAC Ice Cream Cake, it's a lovely bright pink and I love painting my nails with this colour. Despite the crappy brush. I persist due to it's awesomeness.

Now for the thumb I went for the traditional lazy tare panda look where he's all flat and on the ground. I didn't have the space for the other nails so I decided to draw him standing up. He doesn't come out as 'tare panda' looking on the nails standing up like he does lying flat on the thumb nail, so I'm a little sad about that. But to start off with I figured out how I was going to paint them by drawing outlines on paper, which happened to also be a shopping list:

So with that top design in mind I started with an outline and filled:

Didn't fill the feet in totally as it was going to get filled in with black but I wanted an outline to 'colour in'. The white I used was OPI Alpine Snow.

Then I used a black polish to colour in the paws and ears (OPI I Only Date Werewolves).

Followed by the eyes and black around the neck.

Then instead of doing faint outlines of white for the eyes I dotted with white, and dotted smaller inside the white with black. I cleaned up the black a little and fixed some of the neck lines and voila! All done!

Weee my panda on the top of the panda pile! I have a few tare panda things, mostly letter sets and paper but I also have this plushie:

Cute! Well I hope you enjoyed the look and like tare panda as much as I do! I'm off to Brisbane *again* this weekend, so have an awesome weekend everyone and I'll see you next time!

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Write by: Dj Donk - Friday, November 4, 2011

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