Monday, 6 August 2012

Despicable Me - Minions

I re-watched Despicable Me a week or two ago - and oh man, I had forgotten how fantastic is was. 
Cutest. Movie. Ever. When the little yellow minions came on I remembered seeing photos of them painted on people's nails and decided to do it. I had to wait for a day where I had enough time and patience to though, as it's not a simple manicure! Here's how it turned out...


I took photos as I went, so you can see how it's done. 
First I chose my colours and brushes. I did a base coat, then used a MIKI yellow polish for the skin. I have two other yellows but they weren't quite right - one too bright, the other has a shimmer. I needed to do three coats of the MIKI yellow to make it completely opaque which was a bit of a pain, but at least it was the right colour.

I then did a coat of clear, as I've found it helps stop the colours running into themselves when I apply the top coat. Next I started with the eyes, I used cheapie nail art pens/polish for the white and silver bits, and the black with a 'brush' that is really more like a dotting tool or toothpick at the end. This gave me a lot of control.


Next I had to do the mouths and hair. The hair was simple enough but the mouth I was a bit nervous about, as if I accidentally moved the brush it'd ruin the whole look. It ended up pretty good though!


I then used another MIKI colour - blue, for the overalls, painting it on with a small brush. Again with the black, I added in the little details.
And there you go!

Left hand

Right hand
Hope you like my little minions, and if you do, don't forget to push the 'like' button!


4 comments:

  1. awesome *.*
    you're so good at nail art :D

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  2. Aaahhhhhhhhhhh! I love them! I adore that film!
    I'm nowhere near good enough to do these yet, but maybe someday I will attempt them, coz they're AWESOME.

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    1. They are awesome indeed! I want to do them again now and get better pictures, lol. Thanks!

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