Nail Art // The Digit-al Dozen Does Rainforest: Freehanded Red Eyed Tree Frog

by - Monday, May 15, 2017

The Digit-al Dozen Does Rainforest: Freehanded Red Eyed Tree Frog Nail Art

Hello and welcome to another glorious Digit-al Dozen week! This week our theme is 'Rainforest' which can be used in a bunch of different ways. I have decided to work on my freehand this month by doing a series of freehanded animals. Today we have the Red Eyed Tree Frog!

The Digit-al Dozen Does Rainforest: Freehanded Red Eyed Tree Frog Nail Art

So to make this googly-eyed little treasure I started by finding some pictures for reference, gathering my polishes and paints, and then just going at it!

Once my base of Essie Turquoise & Caicos (swatch here) was dry I started with outlining my little frog friend. I used a number of green polishes for this (including MoYou London Fresh Basil, MoYou London Winter Green and OPI Christmas Gone Plaid) and then mixed some white acrylic to that in certain places for some dimension and to add details to the mouth.

The eyes are really the center-piece to this look, so I used a bold red (OPI Over & Over A-Gwen) with a bit of sheer orange for depth (OPI Chromatic Orange) and then added detail with white acrylic and black polish (OPI Queen of the Road).

When my  froggy was done I did my side nails by stamping on some simple tropical leaves with MoYou London Tropical Plate 23, MoYou London Fresh Basil and MoYou London Winter Green.

The whole thing is covered with a layer of top coat for glossy goodness. (Though looking back I realize I had meant to make it matte - oops!)

The Digit-al Dozen Does Rainforest: Freehanded Red Eyed Tree Frog Nail Art

The Digit-al Dozen Does Rainforest: Freehanded Red Eyed Tree Frog Nail Art

The Digit-al Dozen Does Rainforest: Freehanded Red Eyed Tree Frog Nail Art

I think this little bugger is just the cutest, and even though it's not perfect it's perfect to me! Froggy froggy!




Let me know what you think, and thanks for visiting! xx

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7 comments

  1. This came out awesome!! Love it!

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  2. Your frog is amazing! Those eyes are so detailed, along with the coloring on his face!

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  3. Oh my, those red eyes are watching meeee!

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  4. Gahh, he's so stinking cute!! His eyes turned out amazing!

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  5. I love the little eyes! They look so real life! :)

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  6. First of all: WOW! Stunning freehanding!

    Second: I'm gonna kiss it and it will be my prince!

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