Tiger Tutorial

7:00:00 PM

I have always wanted to create tutorials for my nail designs.  When I first started this blog, I wanted to not only share my nail art but inspire others to attempt some as well!  As my blog is growing and I'm gaining more followers, I thought now would be a great time to start.  So here goes nothing!

Here is how I am going to lay out the posts: first will be the manicure I'm doing the tutorial for, then the tutorial picture, with directions following.

For my first tutorial, I decided to do my  tiger manicure.  The tiger mani I feel is one that everyone knows me for since it is my TwitterFacebook, and Google Friend Connect picture.  If you don't know which manicure I'm talking about, here is the picture from the mani when I first posted it back in February.  In total, this manicure took me about 45 minutes for both hands.

And now for my little photoshopped clip arted tutorial!

Free Hand Tiger Design:
  1. Start with a base coat of your favorite orange polish.  For mine, I used Zoya Lianne.
  2. With a toothpick, start stippling on black wavy lines with a black polish.  I start at the base of the nail and work my way towards the tip.  I also start from the outer edge and move my way in.
  3. Add little connecting lines from the other lines to fill in the gaps and create more of a animal look.
  4. Let dry and finish with a top coat.
Free Hand Tiger Faces:
  1. Start with a base coat of your favorite orange polish.
  2. With your favorite white polish, paint on the circular head.  If you do not feel comfortable paiting on the head, you can use the dotting tool to outline and fill the rest in.  The head goes at the tip of the nail.
  3. With a dotting tool, add the eyes with a white polish.  If you do not have a dotting tool, a tooth pick will work the same.
  4. With the dotting tool (or tooth pick), add the black on the eyes, nose, and whiskers.  With a tooth pick, stipple on the mouth.
  5. With a tooth pick, add tiger lines as you did for the tiger design on the other nails.
  6. Let dry, and finish with a top coat.

Alright, I want your opinions. Should I do more tutorials like this? Was I clear? Are there more things I should include direction wise?? What other tutorials would you like to see?


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  1. Aww. Awesome tutorial! These are some of the most adorable tigers!

  2. SO cute!! And the tutorial is awesome! I think anyone could follow that, no problem. Even if they can't read!! Haha. Great job all around! Those tigers are just too cute. I'm gonna think about them for daysssssss.

  3. Omg I love that. I know I already commented but now that I'm seeing it again I am almost MORE impressed w it. These are just so cute!!! Oh how I love them! :)


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