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1  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Geeky Video Game Nail Art on: July 13, 2010 09:38:20 PM
Thanks again for the feedback, everyone!

Here is my current manicure from Super Mario Bros. 3. They're a bit chipped but holding up rather well. (:

2  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Geeky Video Game Nail Art on: June 17, 2010 10:51:49 PM
Wow! Thanks for all of the feedback!

As far as materials and paintbrushes go, I usually use small liner brushes to paint the designs. Almost all of the outlines are done with fine-tipped Sharpie pens or a Micron pen. (Regular Sharpies bleed when I put the topcoat on, and tints things purple.) For the details in the Sonic manicure, I actually went in with colored pencils and drew the wall patterns over the acrylic paint.

If you want to tackle this kind of manicure, the best advice I can share is to be patient and work in layers. Take your time when working on the opposite hand and work in blocks. If you want, I can post a tutorial sometime. ( :

Side note:
Here are my current nails. Tried to do something simple and went with the Green Power Ranger. This was done with nail polish, except for the lines on the belt.

3  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Geeky Video Game Nail Art on: June 06, 2010 06:18:22 PM

Hi everyone! Long-time lurker, first-time poster. I figured that I would share some of the nail art I've done over the past few months. Interpreting video games into manicures has been really fun! These were all painted with a mixture of acrylic craft paint and a whole menagerie of nail polish. On to the pictures!

The first video game I tackled was Sonic the Hedgehog 2.


I later went in and added Sonic and Tails. (Totally forgot to take a picture of Tails- he was on the opposite hand.)


Super Mario 3 was requested, and was painted next. There weren't any characters on this manicure- just the backdrop.


The latest manicure is from Mortal Kombat. My left hand (pictured below) featured Scorpion spearing Baraka, and my right hand had Sub-Zero fighting Sektor.


I'm always looking for suggestions of different video games to do! I might tackle Tetris next... Let me know what you think!
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