This is another nail design that I personally painted by hand.
Smurfs Nail Art Design by Simply Rins
I had a difficult time deciding on the background color. I was deliberating on using white, light blue, and light gray. But something happened while I was trying to choose my base color. A package arrived, containing 3 nail polishes that I recently ordered online from Digital Traincase! It included a bottle of Essie Mink Muffs and immediately (really!) decided to use that in 2 coats for base color. I think the neutral shade of Mink Muffs made the Smurfs or the design pop.
All the characters were painted using acrylic paint.
I also thought of just having an accent nail for both hands for this nail design. However, I found myself amused after doing one nail that I decided that these cute blue cartoon characters deserves more. So I decided to paint a character on all 10 fingernails! I know that it would take time for me to finish, but I also know that I would enjoy the challenge.
Gargamel (left) and Papa Smurf (right)
Papa Smurf belongs to my left thumb and I painted the Smurfs' most famous enemy -- Gargamel, on my right thumb. After I finished Papa Smurf, I realized that I got disoriented. I honestly him and Gargamel face to face when I put my 2 thumbs side by side. I already sealed my Papa Smurf with top coat so I really didn't want to repeat it for the sake of position.
I remember my sister and I used to collect small Smurfs figurines when we were kids. I wonder where they are now. This also made me realize that the Smurfs have been around for quite a long ... long time! And I really do find them adorable.
To make the nail design more interesting, I painted the different Smurfs with different facial expressions. I even painted a Smurf at my left hand pinky in sideview angle. I found it really cute when I was done painting him. I added 2 mushroom houses too, one on each hand. I just can't let this Smurfs' nail art pass by without those colorful cottages. And since I included Gargamel, his vicious cat Azrael should be there! He's on my right pointer finger.
No, I haven't forgotten to mention Smurfette. She's one of the 3 females in the Smurfs' village, but I think she's most famous one. I actually painted her first as I almost always start with my index finger on my left hand when I create nail designs.
I was able to take photos of how I painted Smurfette and Papa Smurf. I will be publishing a Smurf nail art tutorial on a separate post. Hopefully, it would inspire you to try freehand nail painting. The tutorial would also showcase how I paint cartoon characters. I will be including personal tips. Don't forget to subscribe so as not to miss on future posts.
I hope you enjoyed this Smurfs nail art design as much as I enjoyed doing it. What do you think?