So when I was deciding what to do for my blogiversary I tossed around a few ideas back in May. The first was a contest, which seems to be becoming the standard for blogiversary celebrations. This was appealing, but I've been so immersed in the art side ofthe community lately that I wanted to do something a little different. I sat down and made myself a list of my top ten detail artists that I follow. I then reached out to only my top three and crossed my fingers!!
My idea was this, my 'fine art' artists would choose a piece they see as fine art and inspiring and recreate it as a mani. My job then, was to try and keep up! Below, I'm very proud to finally show you the results.
First up to respond with a yes is Narmai of the Piggieluv.com blog linked here and her Instagram page linked here. Narmai has gotten notorious lately for her 'story series' manis and her insane detail work. If you haven't seen her Instagram page it's an absolute must and one of my tops for a reason.
Narmai's selection was this surreal image called Dreams of Elysium by Ann Marie Bone linked here, who is an amazing artist and you need to go see her work!
Now I kept track of my art steps as I went along for those of you interested in how these detail manis go down. In the larger picture you'll see an image Narmai sent me of her final and I used it for reference as well.