The 31 Day Challenge 2014 - Day 6: Sleepy Purple Octo

by - Saturday, September 06, 2014

Day 6 of The 31 Day Challenge! Let's do this! Today I was inspired by Hey, Darling Polish! and her kick-ass freehanded pattern abilities. I really want to get better with my freehand art and honestly this challenge is the perfect opportunity. I spent some time on pinterest and eventually decided to copy the general design from this pattern - who can resist a sleepy octopus!

Let's take a better look!

The base purple for this design is one of my favourite polishes from my favourite collection - OPI Planks a Lot from the 2011 Pirates of the Caribbean Collection. I did my art with white acrylic paint and then added my octo details with a teeny tiny brush, a toothpick and OPI Dutch 'Ya Just Love OPI? The whole thing was finished off with a matte top coat because I always think illustration-style designs look better in matte - but maybe that's just me! 

I seriously love this look. The wee tentacle on my pinky is my absolute favourite! Such a sleepy little sweetheart. :)

Take a look at the other designs for today below:

Let me know what you think of my little octo! Thanks for visiting! :)

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  1. Awww you're so sweet! I love this, your octopus turned out incredible! He's so adorable (:

  2. What cute octopus nails! I like how the design connects onto the other nails too.

  3. OMG this is totally adorable!! <3 <3 <3

  4. He is so freaking adorable, oh my gosh, I love him!

  5. I agree, the pinky is perfect! You are rocking this challenge :-)

  6. All of you ladies are really good at free hand painting! I love this, so cute! I tried to paint an octopus once, he looked like he had a black eye lol.

  7. I have nothing but love for these adorable tentacles!


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