A penny for your thoughts (huge pics!)



I was in a slump last night, couldn't decide what to do after drawing my babies on my nails. I chose an old Colorama color called A penny for your thoughts. It was pretty, but I didn't have any ideas for nail art but I showed Alex the color like I always do and he said why don't you draw Lincoln on there? Ding ding ding!


First of all, this is the scratch paper I used to try some profile drawings. I am not an artist I have no idea how to draw these things so for this I had to try on paper first. Wow, after 7 attempts I gave up! They looked like poo. I went for it anyway since I had nothing to lose, and I forgot to take a picture of the profile outlines but they looked worse than my scratch paper ones. Then Alex said, well why dont you draw some details in? Lol #3.5 got Elvis hair...


After drawing in some hair, his beard, eye/eyebrow, bowtie and his collar, he looked good! I was so happy I didn't have to take this off lol. I left all my pictures full size (or close to it) so you can see the details I realized my cuticles are gross and dry after, sorry.


I decided to try to make it a realistic penny by writing "In God We Trust" across the top and the year on the right, and on the left of Lincoln it is supposed to say "Liberty" I actually tried to fit in there but the TY didn't fit =x. Click to enlarge!


Here is my super ghetto paint setup: I use old laserjet paper as my scratch paper, holds polish on it better. I think Alex's old homework is printed on the other side. I throw down a few strips of painters tape for my acrylic paint, and here is the brush I use to paint the super tiny detail work my trusty $.50 Wal-Mart brush.

Iphone firmware 3.0 out! You can download it from iTunes, and itouch users have to pay $9.99 for the upgrade =x. Yeah how nerdy am I looking forward to phone software updates. Iphone GS is coming Friday too aaaaaah.

17 comments:

  1. :o !!!!

    That is amazing, so unique too!

    Hope to hear from you,
    Monika ♥

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  2. Well, you sure made me laugh ...lol...!! Lincoln on your nails..lol....but I have to say that you did a pretty good job drawing all that :-)

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  3. Kae, that is amazing - I am in awe of your art skills!

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  4. Hi Monika: Thank you, my husband gets all the credit for the idea tho!

    Tuli: Thank you! lol I thought it looked goofy when I was done.

    Helen: Hello hello! You're gonna be on tv?! I'm about to read your post right now, and thank you :)

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  5. That is great! I like your sketch of Elvis Lincoln. Seriously, you can do such detailed work, it's amazing :)

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  6. You could do a Duad mani for Father's Day...no idea what that would be.... XD;

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  7. Oh oh, missed your question about Sunday plans. He told Eric what he wants for Father's Day is for us to plan where we're going to eat, etc, so think we're going to drag everyone to Priya ^_~

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  8. Kae, you rule !!! Seriously, this mani is amazing !

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  9. That is just too cool! You go girl! How creative is that!

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  10. Olivia: yeah I have no idea what I would do for father's day lol. I haven't had indian in forever!

    Céline: (woo I finally made your 'e' correctly thanks to Mary!)
    Thank you! :D

    Velvet: Thank you, husband gets the creative credit tho ha.

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  11. You could paint koi? That would be cool...

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  12. Whatcha want to do for your birthday, btw?? Coming up!

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  13. Koi would be cute! Hmm how to pull that off...

    You mean where am I picking for dinner?! I was thinking Kampai Sushi but 2 minor problems with that: 6 people would require putting a tiny 2 person table up to a round 5 person table (always hated that setup) and NO DESSERT WAAAAH

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  14. Hehe we have to go somewhere else for dessert afterwards then! :D Coldstone, then Eric can pass out on the living room floor from fullness...

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  15. I've said this before and I say it again; you're so talented! I really can't believe how you can make this look so alike!

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  16. Alexlyndra, thank you so much! I really lucked out with this one it looked quite terrible til the hair and stuff went in.

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  17. Kae you are amazing. You are an artist. I wouldn't even attempt it! Elvis Lincoln is amazing. Love the color also.

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