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Award-winning Jacqueline McClement, certified nail technician and owner of private nail studio, Lux Nail Art Studio Inc in Estevan, Saskatchewan in Canada is also a successful published children’s book illustrator. “I’ve created many different types of art throughout my life, from large outdoor wall murals and backdrops, to children’s books and wall paintings. However, I never found my true niche until I discovered nail art. This is where I really found my passion and I’ve never been so happy as when I’m creating mini masterpieces on nails.”
Continue to add details and softly blend in facial shadowing. Start with the eyes because you then begin to ‘feel’ the characters as they come to life. Begin to add a light background shade to the scene.
Start to lightly add in color, carefully & thinly at first. Take your time to build this intricate design.
Now it’s time to start adding in bolder color across the design. Make sure to consider the color placement. Bold colors must flow around the image to keep consistency & balance across the whole image.
Now darken the colors, add shadowing & defining details.
Decide on the finish you require such as whether to top coat or not. Take several photos at this stage to see how it looks without top coat. Depending on the type of gel paints used, you may not need to top coat at all.