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Title: Geeky Video Game Nail Art
Post by: HolyPunsBatman 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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Post by: MareMare on June 07, 2010 02:56:36 AM
Oh my freakin goodness these are amazing!


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Post by: donnevita on June 07, 2010 05:25:31 AM
Omg can you do my nails!!! Hehe


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Post by: RavingRosemary on June 07, 2010 06:24:14 AM
Oh my heavens!  Those are incredible!  Great detail work.  You've got a steady hand (or two)!


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Post by: 80sgirl on June 07, 2010 09:48:39 AM
Those are absolutely amazing! Great work :)


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Post by: sorbetsurprise on June 07, 2010 10:36:21 AM
Amazingly detailed!  How about Pac Man?


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Post by: Lewre on June 07, 2010 01:35:21 PM
Oh! Love these! Tetris would be a great one! As would PacMan and perhaps Frogger?


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Post by: HardLuckGal on June 07, 2010 02:35:36 PM
how in the world did you manage to paint both of your own hands?!?!  you are truly amazing!


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Post by: YumJello01 on June 07, 2010 05:10:14 PM
Holy wow!  This is awesome!


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Post by: LimeRiot on June 08, 2010 05:18:34 PM
Wow! I was just struggling trying to paint my nails with clear coat!! This is amazing. I especially love the Mario version :).


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Post by: VampAracely on June 09, 2010 09:16:22 PM
Great job!!


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Post by: sweetpetunia on June 10, 2010 01:35:03 PM
You're amazing!!!!! That is super talented!!!


I would cry though if any of it got scraped off.

How do you go about painting both hands? I'm right handed, so painting me left hand is no problem, but my right hand always looks awful. -- If anyone has an answer, PLZ PM ME!! :D


Title: Re: Geeky Video Game Nail Art
Post by: toque on June 16, 2010 04:23:18 PM
squeeeeee! THIS ROCKS! I especially love the Mario one :) Beautiful, awesome, amazing, INCREDIBLE work! <3


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Post by: ralfkitty on June 16, 2010 05:33:55 PM
Ooo a Tetris one would rock! I love the Mario nails... awesome job!!


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Post by: ilovethekevins on June 16, 2010 06:40:36 PM
Clicked "This Rocks" because it does! Awesome job!


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Post by: HQLove on June 16, 2010 07:27:21 PM
For the record.
I will never see another manicure so amazing.
You are awesome.


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Post by: raeraethejetplane on June 16, 2010 07:29:11 PM
I agree with HQ. I love it! Never thought to use acrylic over nail polish. I see all the nail art and wonder how they can do that with a nail brush. This rocks!!


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Post by: Tygermane on June 16, 2010 09:19:02 PM
wow!!!  that is amazing!  I love it!  they look like they would take forever to do!!


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Post by: Fontiua on June 16, 2010 11:12:44 PM
there are no words for the awesomeness contained upon these nails. You are very talented.


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Post by: Crafty-Kat on June 17, 2010 04:38:34 AM
OMG these are amazing!! I really cant paint my left hand as I'm right handed... I am in awe!
I've also hit this rocks....because it does!

Cant wait to see the Tetris ones and any other ones you do!  ;D


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Post by: Tadiera on June 17, 2010 01:39:54 PM
Wow. I can barely do basic designs on my nails. O.O

I'd have a manicure all the time if I could get these! :D


Title: Re: Geeky Video Game Nail Art
Post by: ariadani on June 17, 2010 08:15:38 PM
 :D These are incredible! Amazing work!

Any tips on how to do something similar for those of us who'd like to be able to that ourselves? Did you use special brushes, or other tools? Or (just) a lot of practice?


Title: Re: Geeky Video Game Nail Art
Post by: HolyPunsBatman 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.



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Post by: SoCraftyTal on June 18, 2010 09:54:28 AM
Love your style. very talented. thanks for posting!!!  ;D


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Post by: CreativeMommaNolana on June 18, 2010 04:29:04 PM
Simply amazing!!! I love them. Have you tried Pac-Man? How did you learn that?! I am truly amazed and hope to see more of your work! :o


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Post by: KMOM13 on June 19, 2010 08:39:33 PM
Totally awesome nail art!

I would love to see Ms. Pac Man nails.


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Post by: swansong on June 20, 2010 09:28:55 AM
This is crazy! I have issues painting my nails in solid colors, I can't even imagine doing this.


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Post by: LoverlyMadhatter on June 20, 2010 03:02:50 PM
YOU ARE GOD.





JUST RIGHTEOUS.


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Post by: Child of Venus on June 22, 2010 10:47:12 AM
I LOVE the sonic one. He's my favorite game character ever. I hope you open a  salon because I would be the first one there!


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Post by: FriendlyNeighbourPsycho on June 26, 2010 09:38:32 PM
Good god you are amazing! I LOVE the mortal kombat and Mario ones! SO AMAZING!
As for suggestions how about Donkey Kong? You could go old school with the barrels! Or Legend of Zelda? PLEASE POST MORE NAILS!!  ;D


Title: Re: Geeky Video Game Nail Art
Post by: Muria on June 28, 2010 09:50:40 AM
Depending on how long it takes you to do these, it might be a good way to make money at craft shows. Rent a table, make a sign with examples of what you can put on nails (with prices according to how intricate they are), and all you'd need is a cash box, a towel (to rest the hands on), and your usual nail stuff. I bet you could get something like $5-10 for a thumbnail, and price a whole hand around $50-75. You might not get a whole lot of full sets, but I wouldn't be surprised if people would "splurge" for a thumbnail.  :)  You could also do something similar to your Power Ranger nails and paint one nail intricately, and do the rest in a coordinating color for a regular manicure price + $5-10 (no idea what a regular manicure price would be though, since I haven't had my nails done since 1990).  :)

That is, if you'd actually like to sit and do this for an entire day. 


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Post by: Britters25 on July 08, 2010 10:50:20 AM
  :o
My jaw literally dropped when I saw this! GREAT JOB!


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Post by: Kiwiseeds on July 08, 2010 10:55:36 AM
that is so intricately done..wauw


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Post by: beckashell on July 09, 2010 06:16:06 AM
Depending on how long it takes you to do these, it might be a good way to make money at craft shows. Rent a table, make a sign with examples of what you can put on nails (with prices according to how intricate they are), and all you'd need is a cash box, a towel (to rest the hands on), and your usual nail stuff. I bet you could get something like $5-10 for a thumbnail, and price a whole hand around $50-75. You might not get a whole lot of full sets, but I wouldn't be surprised if people would "splurge" for a thumbnail.  :)  You could also do something similar to your Power Ranger nails and paint one nail intricately, and do the rest in a coordinating color for a regular manicure price + $5-10 (no idea what a regular manicure price would be though, since I haven't had my nails done since 1990).  :)

That is, if you'd actually like to sit and do this for an entire day. 

I'd splurge for a thumb nail!  :D :D


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Post by: girlbyjuly on July 10, 2010 12:51:42 AM
holy crap this is the coolest! i just love how the ground almost makes it look like a variation on a french manicure. the details are insane!


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Post by: coocoosnest on July 10, 2010 07:16:52 AM
This is amazing and you are very talented. I've never ever had my nails professionally done but would definitely pay to have Zuma's Revenge.  This is my favorite game and I love the artwork.  Thanks for sharing. - Bobbie


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Post by: DeSade13 on July 10, 2010 08:02:51 AM
That is amazing. Zelda nails for me plz :)


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Post by: glambastard on July 12, 2010 02:36:56 PM
wow. there is a lot of detail in those! you are patient!! amazing!!


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Post by: Skeith on July 13, 2010 02:44:23 PM
You should do Zelda nails! Or Pokemon.


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Post by: monsterkookies on July 13, 2010 03:23:27 PM
VERY freakin' awesome! How about Kirby's Adventure?


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Post by: Brookie5686 on July 13, 2010 07:44:30 PM
Keep these up and soon men will be getting their nails done!  I love it!   :o


Title: Re: Geeky Video Game Nail Art
Post by: HolyPunsBatman 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. (:



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Post by: brookeincraftland on July 14, 2010 11:05:11 PM
how fab is that! to paint that much detail on such a small surface! I just love them. tetris will be very cool.


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Post by: 7nica on July 15, 2010 02:36:37 PM
OH.....MY.....GOSH!!!!!! THESE R EPIC!!!! YOU CAN SOOOO~~~ PAINT MY NAILS ANYTIME!!!! :)


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Post by: ToasterDestroyer on July 16, 2010 03:55:52 PM
AWESOME! You should do a Megaman one while fighting Launch Octopus or something


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Post by: MizzKodak on July 17, 2010 03:10:42 PM
this is so effin super awesome!!!!!!!!!!! why don;t you try doing Katamari Damacy, any one of the 5 game versions would be soooo rad, you have some amazing talent girl


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Post by: pookiemccool on July 18, 2010 12:43:17 AM
great job and very impressed that you did them on yourself! The most I ever did was write stuff on my nails, lol.


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Post by: mangomerle on July 18, 2010 08:45:26 AM
I did not realize this was nail art initially when I clicked through; not sure why but thumbnail pics are difficult for me to decipher. This totally rocks! I'm so glad I clicked through. Not only is there Mario (which is what I had thought I had seen in the thumbnail) but Sonic, too. Squeee!  I love Sonic and I don't think I've seen nearly enough craftily-devoted Sonic related items. And the Mortal Kombat, too? These were a pleasure to look at. So much detail!  I'm lucky if I can manage to get a heart shape that actually looks like a heart painted on my nails when I do it.


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Post by: smithnikki on July 18, 2010 02:43:37 PM
Holy...
this is absolutely amazing.
How 'bout:
Zelda
Marble Madness
Duck Hunt
RC Pro Am
Contra


Title: Re: Geeky Video Game Nail Art
Post by: KraftsterBoOgie on July 18, 2010 06:25:20 PM
SikK nail art! I do my own nails too but i posted a few on YouTube I don't much have time to do sumthin this intricate but I will definitely try now! I am so inspired and I am an AVID gamer! Gamer Chix kick azZ!


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Post by: Emeraldcutie on July 20, 2010 07:39:14 AM
I am lucky if I can get a solid color on my nails evenly. These are awesome. Might have to experiment on my daughter  :)
I love how you were able to get everything to scale.


Title: Re: Geeky Video Game Nail Art
Post by: Algol on July 25, 2010 03:23:53 PM
how in the world did you manage to paint both of your own hands?!?!  you are truly amazing!

I was thinking the same thing! :o :o :o


Title: Re: Geeky Video Game Nail Art
Post by: shutupspanish on October 14, 2010 01:08:13 PM
LOVE this! The best I can do with my nails is leopard print and even that is pretty wobbly when I paint with my left hand!


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Post by: Sadi27 on November 05, 2010 08:25:10 PM
AWESOME! Your nails totally rock! Wish I had steady enough hands to do stuff like this :)


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Post by: HisTechnoAngel on November 28, 2010 11:12:38 AM
I hate doing my nails.... I am absolutely horrible at it, plus I bite them *a lot*, so I'm embarrassed to go get my nails professionally done..... that said- these are EPIC and I wish you could do my nails!!! The only time I really dress up is for my orchestra concerts every few months or so, and it would be SO fun to sport a different game or level each concert :D. You have some uber talent!!!


Title: Re: Geeky Video Game Nail Art
Post by: Split Needles on November 28, 2010 06:37:08 PM
You did an absolutely awesome job on these! I don't think I could ever master a job like this. I love painting my nails, but my hands are so shaky I have a hard time painting them a solid color!


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Post by: SiakelA on November 29, 2010 08:33:32 PM
How could I not save the mario nails to my profile? I love them! <3


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Post by: Linkage4890 on December 07, 2010 06:35:43 PM
I AM a guy and I would totally rock out these nails!... I wouldn't even care! I'd love to have my nails done like that these are amazing... I agree with the Marble Madness... as well as maybe Asteroids or Ninja Turtles


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Post by: Miss Smith on December 16, 2010 10:39:56 PM
Those are spectacular. The detail just blowsme away. I struggle to paint my nails in one color without getting nail polish all over the place.


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Post by: barbanel on January 08, 2011 01:53:49 AM
dyooood....hahaha so crazy and cool!


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Post by: dawn0684 on January 21, 2011 07:41:52 PM
That looks really cool. :)


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Post by: janearthur11 on February 09, 2011 05:54:14 PM
awesome your a great artist... 8)


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Post by: Holliehood on February 13, 2011 08:38:51 AM
Holy hell, these are insaneeee. So detailed! I don't know how on earth you could mange both hands - you're quite talented! The mario is my fave :)


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Post by: LupitaS on March 28, 2011 08:42:23 AM
This is simply amazing!!!!  :o


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Post by: nytelightning on August 25, 2011 08:38:22 PM
I did some really cool pac man nails and searched for "video game nails" and saw this thread. Here's my nails!



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Post by: MareMare on August 26, 2011 02:05:40 PM
Super cute pacman and ghosts!