Nail Art: Garfield

After doing a Snoopy nail art, I thought it is most apt to do a nail art of the most famous cat in the world next. And so, I share with you another colorful nail design with my Garfield nail art! Yes, it seems like I'm into a cartoon mood this past few weeks.

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Garfield nail art by Simply Rins

I have three (3) accent nails again for this design. I painted Garfield, Jon, and Odie on 3 nails and left the others in plain colors. I also went a little crazy by painting different colors on each hand. I really like how this mani turned out.

This is how the base colors look bare:

Nail Art Garfield 01
This is 2 coats each. Essie Splash of Grenadine on my thumb, pointer, and pinky fingernails, OPI The It Color on my middle finger, and OPI Suzi Says Feng Shui.

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My right hand is dominantly painted with OPI The It Color with only the ring finger in OPI Do You Lilac. These were polished with 2 coats each.

I intended this Garfield nail design to look dainty so I chose pastel colors. Anyway, Garfield is the second cartoon character that I memorized to draw when I was still a kid. Snoopy was the first.

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No, there is no meaning why I painted Garfield on my middle finger. *grin* But I made sure that Garfield would appear fat on this nail art. Look! his face can't fit into my nail! I saw it fit that Jon be as close to Garfield as possible. He needs to keep an eye on our famous chubby cat.

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Odie monopolizes my right hand. He needs all the space for him to run around like a crazy dog.

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Odie on top!

Here's a little something to look forward to. Starting next month, I'll be featuring at least 2 Christmas nail art every week. I will try to post 1 more nail art design before November ends. I've also received a few nail art requests that I'll probably be able to do by next year. I promise! :)

I hope you liked my Garfield nail art! Tutorial will be featured on a separate post.


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  1. ooooh this is amazing! you're so talented =)))

  2. Those are great! How do you get them so neat? Do you use nail art pens or polish on a brush?

  3. Wow.. I'm flabbergasted.. It looks exactly like the dude himself (is it Jim Davis or am I remembering wrong?) made it! It doesn't show any signs of a shaking hand or anything.. I really have to learn to do nail art like this! So I'm looking forward to your tutorial :D

  4. awesome!! you're the best!! ilove garfield :)

  5. wow! So detailed and what a great theme! I love them :)

  6. Amazing, I could not do it in a million years :-)

  7. This is amazing! You're so great with free-hand!

  8. another wonderful creation... I love Odie!!!!!! can't wait for your christmas designs!

  9. you're really good at your craft. I like your taste.

  10. wow, this is really amazing. I think that somebody's gonna steal your nails, because they really are a peace of art =)

  11. very funny! :)) love them

  12. Thanks a lot for your lovely comments girls! :)

    To Sammersaurus, I use a brush for everything because I don't have a nail art pen. All outlines were painted using acrylic paint.

    I've received a few requests already on how I do these nail art designs. You may refer to my previous tutorials that actually have personal tips.

    I'm currently out of town for the weekend but I promise to do a tutorial post for the Garfield nail art that would include how I do the outlines. :)

  13. Love it love it love it!! I was fully inspired by you and tried out a lil' Simpson's Nail art.. Its nowhere as great as your work, but kinda cute :) and i cant draw with my left hand so my right hand is sorta bare :( But, I am practicing.. Thank you so much!! You've given me something so great to try out.. I always loved doing my nails but never thought of doing something like this! :)

  14. OOoh Every time I come here I'm like "That's my FAVORITE!"
    <3 Great base colours too!

  15. I LOVE YOU GARFIELD!!! I read your comics strip everyday!!!! wah thanks for doing garfield Rins! you're the best!

  16. You are soo good at nail art! Just followed your blog since I want to keep updated with all your latest designs! Keep it up Rina! :)

  17. Thank you! :) Watch out for my Christmas nail designs for the whole month of December.

  18. theyre soooooooooooooooooo amazing!!!!!!!!!!! i wanna do em on my nails but im not quite that good yet i dont think :):)

  19. I love Garfield and this mani makes me crazy! love it <3