So, along with stars and anything involving the human form, I absolutely, positively cannot draw flames. You’d think flames would be so easy, too, all abstract and diffuse and imprecise. But NO, my flames always come out looking more like the lumpy ass end of a turkey, and for the love of all that’s good and frosting-covered, I DON’T KNOW WHY.
But these flames seem to be burning pretty brightly, a look I achieved with no more effort than dragging the fine point of a dotting tool through small, overlapping blobs of red, orange and yellow polish dotted at the very bottom of my nails. It was a ridiculously simple technique, and one that can be easily adapted to all sorts of different designs. I’m making no grand promises, but I hope to have my first video tutorial on these nails up for you tomorrow – really one of those designs that’s a show, don’t tell. Of course, I say that now at three in the afternoon when I’ve yet to even delve into the video editing software. Get back to me tonight around, say, nine and we’ll see what kind of mood I’m in then!