Thursday, May 2, 2013

Challenge - Inspired by Art - John Avon's Unhinged Forest

Hello, My name is Teyie and I'm a super-mega-(awesome)-nerd!
Hi, Teyie.

When this challenge came up I wasn't sure what I was going to do. I love classic art and have a handful of favorites, but translating them into nail art was impossible (I'm looking at you, Bernini).  Then, Mr. Husband reminded me that we have over 10,000 unique little pieces of art in our Magic The Gathering collection.

For years I have coveted the cards John Avon illustrated.  His use of color and depth to create a magical representation of something as simple as terrain is breathtaking.  In fact, I loved them so much that I purchased the lithograph set of his Unhinged Lands and have them hanging in my living room. I chose my favorite of the 5 for this week's inspiration.

This was my first attempt at painting with acrylics.  I just picked up a big ol' set of them and will probably use them for my more complex designs again.  I had a blast doing this mani and I'm pretty proud of the result, so I took extra pictures!