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This class is designed to teach you how to find a photo and recreate the picture on to a nail.

Gel Art Painting – Recreating a Fox from a picture

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114.95 (incl. VAT)

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What You Get

HD video class with anytime, anywhere access
Close-up instruction
Answers to student questions from instructor
Student gallery submission for feedback
Earn a certificate!

Class Description

I will walk you through step by step on recreating this fox from the picture. The class is all hand painted using Gel Art Paint. I will cover the tips and tricks to breaking down an image to be able to easy transfer it to a nail size and maintain proportions. This class is more a specialised technique which will teach you blending, shadowing & shading, use of various brushes for different effects, detail work and more. The benefit of learning this technique is that it can be incorporated into other designs eg. flowers, faces.

Class Breakdown

Step 1. Using the photo image to break it down into sections to be able to recreate it on the nail.
Step 2. Sketching out the design
Step 3. Applying the base coloring
Step 4. Applying a touch of detail
Step 5. Painting the eyes
Step 6 onwards – filling in all the rest of the shading and details

Student Objectives

Students will learn to use various brushes for different effects throughout the course along with various painting techniques – shading, blending, detail etc. The student will also be able to look at a picture and know how to break it down to transfer it to another canvas – being a nail or anything else.

Supplies Needed

Brushes - No.000 or 00, Akzentz No.1, Akzentz No.2, Akzentz No.6
Akzentz Gel Art Paint- Raw Sienna, Brown, Nude, Black & Titanium White - Various Browns, Black & White
Akzentz Matte On Top Coat
Lamp, very good lighting, gel cleanser, wipes etc - products & equipment used to create gel nails
Grey led pencil with a very fine point
A tip and something to hold it with

How to Earn a Certificate

Join my Beauty2trs Facebook Group and upload a picture of your finished piece in order to obtain a certificate.
taught by
Viv Simmonds VIVid Nails

Viv Simmonds - Director of VIVid Nails and VIVid Nails Academy.

With over 29 years of industry experience, Viv has achieved International status & recognition through her accomplishments. Winning Nail Competitions including, the title of ‘Australian Champion’ for 5 consecutive years, the Australian ‘Champion of Champions’ title, EzFlow Educator of the Year Award and many more awards and titles in Australia.

In her career, Viv has taken 1st, 2nd & 3rd place trophies in Asia, America and Europe. With this success, Viv has had the opportunity to become a judge for Nail Competitions Internationally.

Viv has created 7 front covers for leading International Nail Magazines and Trade Books and has been listed in the Who’s Who of Australian Women 2010 and 2011. She has also been featured on television, in industry and commercial magazines in Australia and Internationally.

Viv’s accomplishments have taken her all over the world, conducting training events in Advanced Nail Technology & Design.

One of Viv’s greatest achievements in her career is her Australian & New Zealand Team of ACE Educators that she mentored and trained. Viv is constantly rewarded with watching them grow and develop into Multi Award Winning Nail Artists and Educators.

How It Works
  • Once you've enrolled, find your class in your class library
  • Watch on any device, any time, for a period of 1 year
  • Recreate and post your work in your Facebook Beauty Tutor Educator Group
Instructor Review
Viv Simmonds
I found Viv really clear in her description of the tasks in hand. The pace of the course was good and I was able to pause when she put nail into lamp to review my own work.
Class Review
Gel Art Painting – Recreating a Fox from a picture
I loved the image and printed it out so I didn’t have to keep phone on. I found the use of layers really interesting. The hardest part for me was mixing my gel paints to match the colours, but I am happy with my outcome. I would definitely use these courses again.
5 lynda.driver
August 24, 2020 | GB