Thursday, September 5, 2013

Jane Porter from Tarzan nail art (with tutorial, sort of)

After my mermaid nails, I didn't think I could ever do nails that I love more. I was wrong, at least partially. Today I delved fearlessly into the messy world of painting to draw Jane Porter from Tarzan on my nail.

Jane is a total sweetheart. Who could hate her? She's a little bit careless, adventurous, compassionate and she likes to read. Oh, and she's got gorgeous hair! A Disney girl after my own heart.
Image from Google
I totally meant to do Lego nails and I already knew what I was going to paint but at the last minute I changed my mind and did this instead. I have always loved Tarzan and I feel that nobody ever gets too old for Disney. Here's a little tidbit about me: there are usually always scenes in Disney movies that make me bawl like a baby and Tarzan is no exception haha!

Anyway on to the nails (this is a picture heavy post but that depends on what you call picture heavy). To make it easier to understand, this is how it's going to be - I'm going to show you the first design then tell you how I did it then move on to the other nails and talk about how I did them.

Taken indoors (Brush 1)
Taken indoors (Brush 2)
These are the two brushes that I used for all the designs. I didn't use any other brushes. Let's name them Brush 1 and Brush 2 accordingly.

Taken indoors

Taken indoors

Taken indoors

Taken indoors
The finished product:
Taken indoors under yellow lighting
 How I drew Jane:
  1. I painted one coat of Love & Beauty - pale blue (it is a one-coater and I didn't want the base to be too thick) and waited for it to dry.
  2. I used Brush 1 and Love & Beauty - milky white to do a basic outline of Jane's face. You can see that it was a patchy shape and I didn't bother to cover up the holes. That's because...
  3. I mixed China Glaze - Kalahari Kiss and Love & Beauty - milky white to get a close-enough skin tone for Jane. After mixing, I used Brush 1 again to go over the face shape, this time making sure to cover any blank patches.
  4. Next, I used Brush 2 to create the outline of Jane's hair and filled it in with The Face Shop - BR802.
  5. Using Brush 2, I used The Face Shop - BR802 to draw the eyebrows.
  6. Then I used Orly - Liquid Vinyl, China Glaze - White on White, and a mixture of The Face Shop - BL602 and China Glaze - First Mate to draw the eyes. I used a random pale pink polish for her eyeshadow.
  7. As you can see in the picture above, Jane's mouth turned out okay but I messed up her nose a little. It wasn't as near left as it should have been and it was too dark. What I did to correct this was cover it up with the skin tone color.
  8. After I covered the mistake, I used China Glaze - Kalahari Kiss to draw the nose again. It still wasn't quite right but I couldn't afford to redo it because my eyes were getting tired.
  9. I used The Face Shop - (I'll fill this in when I have time to check the polish's code) to outline the lips and China Glaze - White on White to draw the teeth (well, if you can see them).
  10. I totally forgot about the neck (the blank blue space in the picture above) so I had to remix the colors to paint the neck and used Love & Beauty - milky white to draw the collar of her dress.
  11. Sealed the design with Seche Vite and I was good to go... Yeaaah, the process took an hour... ~_~
I hope you got all that. I'm still trying to perfect the art of writing nail tutorials but I hope the pictures help. :S If you didn't get any part, you can always ask me to rephrase my explanation. And if you have any tips on how to improve my tutorial, please tell me. I don't want you to read this and be like, pshhh that was rubbish and never come back because you think I'm rubbish. :(


Taken indoors (index finger)

Taken indoors (middle finger)

Taken indoors (ring finger)

Taken with flash
From left to right: The top half of Jane's dress, bamboo shoots, the bouquet of flowers Tarzan handed to Jane, and the hem of her dress.

How I did the rest of my nails:
  • Index finger:
  1. I used The Face Shop - YL702 to draw the V-shape starting 1/4 inch from the top of my nail.
  2. I used a white nail art pen to draw the collar.
  3. Using Brush 1 and Orly - Charged Up, I drew the little tie.
  • Middle finger:
  1. I used Sally Hansen - Lickety Split Lime as my base.
  2. Using Brush 2 and Sally Hansen - Mint Sprint, I drew the lines of the bamboo shoots.
  • Ring finger:
  1.  2 coats of China Glaze - White on White as the base.
  2. Using Brush 2 and Sally Hansen - Mint Sprint, I drew the stems of the flowers.
  3. I used Orly - Charged Up, The Face Shop - PP401 and The Face Shop - YL702 to draw the flowers.
  • Little finger: 
  1. I used 2 coats of The Face Shop - YL702 as the base.
  2. Then I used a white nail art pen to draw on the hem.
Sealed everything off with Sally Hansen - Insta Dri Top Coat (surprisingly there wasn't any bubbling!)

Taken with flash

Taken indoors under yellow lighting

Taken in natural sunlight

Taken in natural sunlight
Collage

Image from disneyyandmore.tumblr.com

This is the picture that I used as reference. Hmm, my Jane looks a little sadder (the eyebrows I think) and the hair is a bit messier but other than that I think my one hour of work was worth it!

Sorry for the super lengthy post. Shortening sentences is not my forte. ~_~

What do you think? Do you like these nails? Do you think I'm nuts for spending so much time doing just one nail? Have you ever tried doing nails like this before? I'd love to see them. I also look forward to any constructive criticism that you might have for me.

If you made it to the end of the post without skipping any paragraphs, THANK YOU for reading! Love you guys!

Image from Tumblr

P.S: Should I make an Instagram account??

38 comments:

  1. These are super cute! I'm in awe that you painted a face on your nail!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

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    1. Hi! Thank you!! I have to say I was surprised I went through with it.

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  2. Wow!! This is an amazing tutorial! Unfortunately, I am so untalented when it comes to Nail Art :( - I might bring this to a professional though :D!
    xx Belinda

    www.fringe-buttercup.blogspot.de

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    1. Hi Belinda! Thanks so much! <3 Haha, come on over, I'll do your nails for you ;)

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  3. These are so cute! Jane from Tarzan is one of my favorite Disney characters :)

    Hunter
    www.preponabudget.com

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    1. Thank you so much!! <3 Yay for Jane!

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  4. They look amazing! You make it look so simple - I wouldn't have a clue where to start without a tutorial

    Kayspray.blogspot.co.uk xx

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    1. Hi! Thank you for your sweet comment! There was a little bit of planning involved before I did this but I would say the best way to start is make an outline. xx

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  5. This looks amazing!!!! You're so talented!!

    Bailey
    http://akabailey.blogspot.com

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    1. Hey Bailey! :) Thank youuu! Hugs! xx

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  6. Omg... thank you so much for this tutorial!!! I love how you've showed how you did her face. You've got quite some talent! :D

    Btw thanks for joining the Blog Hop! Hope you're having fun! :D
    -Your Co-host, Lynn @ MakeupWithTea

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    1. Hi Lynn! Thank you and you're welcome! I'm glad you think my tutorial is okay haha. The hop is great - I love meeting new people! xx

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  7. Oh my gosh! So creative! thanks for sharing on Create.Simplify.Inspire!

    Melissa Kaylene

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    1. Hey Melissa :D Thanks so much - your comment means a lot to me - and thanks for hosting. xx

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  8. That looks so great! I have never even attempted nail art that detailed.

    New follower from the Let's Be Friends Hop. Looking forward to reading :D I have a hop on Mondays as well if you're interested in joining up.

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    1. Hi Bailey, thanks for stopping by and thank you for your lovely comment! <3 It was my first time doing so much detail tbh. I'd love to link up. See you there on Monday! xx

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  9. Wow you've got some amazing skills! These nails are adorable :)

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    1. Thanks so much!! You totally made my day :D xx

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  10. Those are spectacular, and like the person above me said, you've got mad skills!

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    1. Hi Rosey! Thanks for your sweet comment! It means a lot to me! xx

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  11. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! Your blog is so fun - You're so creative!

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    1. You're welcome! You have a lovely blog. Thanks for dropping by and leaving such a sweet comment! xx

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  12. This is cute!! Her face looks amazing!!!

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    1. Thanks Marisa! Your comment means a lot to me! xx

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  13. I am going to show my daughter this blog, you are so creative and what great designs. This is something to do while the tv is going on and on about football! Thanks for stopping by our NFL Season Blog Hop Blitz.
    Easy Life Meal and Party Planning-Co Host

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    1. Oh wow, I'm so flattered!! Thank you so much, Shawna! I truly appreciate your comment.
      And yes, it is a great way to pass time while watching football. xx

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    2. My daughter and I love the movie Tarzan! Currently, she is obsessed about painting her nails, she's 7. Will add this to our things to do during the football season list. Thanks for sharing at our Blog Hop Blitz!

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    3. Hi Tiffany, thanks for stopping by! Isn't Tarzan the best? I'd love to see your daughter's nails.

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  14. WOW!! That's all I can say!

    Your newest follower in Bloglovin!

    Glory
    anythingonmymindpr.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much! I'll be sure to follow you back on BL :D xx

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  15. OMG! These are AWESOME!!! I love them. You are so talented. I wish I was this good at doing my nails. Thanks so much for sharing this at "That's My Style" Link Party!!! You made my day. I do hope you'll join in again. I can't wait to see what you have to share this week. :)

    Karla @ www.MySerendipitousLife.com

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    1. Hi Karla! Thanks for your enthusiastic comment - it made my day! I'll be back for the link party :) xx

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  16. This is a nice post! I would like to invite you to SHARE this cool post at my link up party if you haven’t already, hope you stop by every week! I really appreciate your support and encouragement .
    http://sweethaute.blogspot.com/2013/09/thursday-sweet-haute-share.html

    Be Sweet~
    Christina at
    SWEET HAUTE

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    1. hi Christina! Thanks for stopping by and inviting me to your linkup. I'll be sure to stop by next week. :)

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