What You Get
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.
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
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.
How to Earn a Certificate
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
Viv SimmondsI 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.
Gel Art Painting – Recreating a Fox from a pictureI 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.
August 24, 2020 | GB