Don't worry, He's Friendly! Freehand Octopus Nails

Ahoy there, polish Pals!
How are you today? I hope the weather is beautiful and sunny where you are? It's been quite wet and miserable here. I have another Pinterest inspired manicure today, I had wanted to do a freehand octopus for absolutely ages but I just hadn't felt brave enough. Initially I planned a more realistic version, perhaps even a little creepy but this guy came out super cute instead. Here is the pin I was inspired by – You'll see a lot was changed but I loved the idea. Don't worry sailors, He's perfectly friendly if you toss him a sandwich or two!..
 For this manicure I began with two coats of Rimmel's 'Bestival Blue' and created a gradient with Dorothy L's '#207'. Everything else was done with my Oumaxi acrylics and my bamboo brush. I really enjoyed painting this, I love those type of freehand manicures that just feel so relaxing to do!

I think completely failed to add any kind of shading detail with this manicure but I don't think I mind too much this time.. Or at least.. I guess the pink to orange could have been blended better but shh.

What do you think of this big squishy octopus? Have you done any sea/ocean nail art?

Have a fantastic day!
Love
Ithi
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23 comments

  1. I love this octopus mani, it's cool!

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  2. OMG! This manicure is gorgeous! Your octopus is too cute! He can have my lunch... 😍
    I also love the little boat you added. Perfect!
    xo, Pia

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    1. Thank you so much, Pia! I'm glad you like it :) I'm sure he is really grateful for the sandwich, I wonder how many he ate to get so big?! xx

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  3. Ithi, you are surprising me every time. I love this design, it is awesome!

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    1. Thank you so much, Fife! You are always too kind! xx

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  4. The weather is cold and rainy here, no summer atm - cute octopus :)))

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    1. I'm sorry about your weather, A.notacopyacat! I hope you get some nice summer weather soon! Thank you so much :) xx

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  5. free hand ? mamma mia ... so artistic look , i like it ! have a nice day dear Ithi !

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    1. Thank you so much, Bubica! Yes it was a freehand effort, took quite a while to complete! I hope you have a wonderful day too :) xx

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  6. I love the octopus, he's adorable! Great mani again! <3

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    1. Thank you so much Ann-Sofie, I am glad you like him :D <3

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  7. I love your cute and friendly looking octopus! I like the way you added a little bit of shine to the waves, that gives a depth to the whole mani! Great art work!

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    1. Thank you so much, Andrea! I decided to begin with the shimmery blue instead of adding it on top, I think it worked alright! :) xx

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  8. This is soooo adorable! Sadly the weather in Germany is just as bad as in Holland ... :(

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    1. Thank you so much, Stadwaldvogel! Oh no I am sorry to hear about your weather. Luckily Holland has warmed up today, I hope it has in Germany too :) xx

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  9. You did an amazing job! Your octo is so cute, amazing details and beautiful as always :)

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    1. Thank you so much, LittleMonster, you are so kind :) <3

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  10. That is so cute! Your freehand work is amazing as always Ithi :)

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  11. Oh my gosh, that octupus is so cute, I love it <3

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  12. What a lovely octopus! I want to hug him!!

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  13. Oww another super cute nail art of yours! :3
    The octopus is adorable! <3

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