Thursday, December 22, 2011

Cute Christmas tutorial: Rudolph!

Hello lovely people! Can't believe I'm finally on holiday! I finally have time to get some rest after these crazy months. To see the other tutorials from this series go here and here. Today I'm posting the last tutorial from the series, the cutest, the funniest and the longest (sorry). This is however not very hard to do. Just follow the steps and you'll be done in no time. 

It's Rudolph the red nosed reindeer! And all his friends, because if you do the nose black instead of red you get Dancer, Prancer, Blitzen and so on. Let's get started! 

what you'll need for the Rudy design
Of course I've used my trusty thin nail art brush. You can also use a toothpick if you don't have a brush. Just remember that when you use a toothpick, you have to use a dotting motion instead of a dragging motion do do proper lines. The polishes I've used are Revlon Smoky Canvas (greige creme), S-he Stylezone 500 (taupe), Moyra 35 (black) and 3 (white) and Nailed by Sleek in Geisha's Seal (red).  You will also need a base and a top coat, as usual. 

Step 1: Paint your whole nail a nude color. It's not mandatory to use a base coat because this does not stain, but it's still recommended to use one to prevent chipping. 

Step 2: Make an oval shape on the bottom of the nail using taupe or brown polish and the nail art brush or just the regular polish brush. 

Step 3: Do another oval shape on top of the first one and two little triangles on the sides for the ears. 

Step 4: Now take the black polish and the thin brush. Draw the outline of the shapes previously drawn and draw the little antlers of the reindeer. Try to make as many branches as you can to make them look realistic. 

Step 5: Using red, make the nose. It can be made with the regular polish brush, with the nail art brush or a dotting tool. 

Step 6: Using white draw an oval white shape on top of the reindeer's snout and outline it with black. Do two black dots in the middle for the eyes.

Step 7: To add some final touches you can do some white lines on the eyes and the nose. These would go just where the light would hit the reindeer. Add top coat after all of this is dry. Make sure to wait 10-15 minutes so that your design doesn't get smudged. 

That's it! I know this design is pretty complicated, but you will get a lot of compliments for it. And of course, it's super cute! You can do it as an accent nail if you don't have enough time or patience to do it on every nail. I hope you liked these tutorials and you will try some of them yourself! Happy Holidays! 


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