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on: June 06, 2010 06:18:22 PM 
Started by HolyPunsBatman, Message by HolyPunsBatman
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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!
on: June 17, 2010 10:51:49 PM 
Started by HolyPunsBatman, Message by HolyPunsBatman
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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.

on: July 13, 2010 09:38:20 PM 
Started by HolyPunsBatman, Message by HolyPunsBatman
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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. (:

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

on: January 21, 2011 03:58:29 PM 
Started by HolyPunsBatman, Message by jungrrl
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