Dodo Island - Freehand Nail Art Design

Allo polish Pals!

How are you all doing today? I hope your week is going well. Today I'm back to work this afternoon which means I can have a pretty chilled morning, have a nice bubble bath and get ready in leisure. Although I really enjoy the longer work shifts, the day feels like it goes faster and there's a longer break. I really can't manage to make a cup of tea, eat and do anything else in fifteen minutes. Do you always get the same amount of time on your breaks if you work? I'm not complaining though, I love working!

Now... I'm going to share something really special with you but you have to promise to keep it a secret, ok? You've all been lead to believe that the beautiful dodo is extinct but that's not quite true. Here is a cave on Dodo Island where you can see with your own eyes that dodo's are all good and well!

Why must it remain a secret? If you look closely at the cave walls you'll see speckles of gold. Dodo island is literally crammed with gold everywhere. If we spread the word before long the miners, gold collectors, criminals will come to the island and destroy the peaceful habitat of the dodo's..

So we let them keep this island the way it is, they live in families and tend to prefer caves although if you walk along the beach you'll see so many of the youngsters playing together.







 

You may be wondering why there is only one dodo on this design, well, Mother to be is here keeping her eggs nice and warm with her feathered tushy. Farther to be is out collecting a delicious assortment of bugs and berries... Mmm, bugs and berries.

For this design I used my OPI Nail Envy base coat (always!) and followed on with one coat of ORLY's 'White Tips' for a nice blank canvas. I then used a thin coat of Pro-FX top coat and allowed to dry. I then used my acrylic paints to create all the details, starting with the sky with which I used different shades of blues and purples to create a pretty acrylic-gradient.

I sealed the whole design in with two more layers of top coat and finally, added my Barry M matte top coat, just because.

What do you think of this design? Would you like to visit Dodo Island?

Thank you so much for visiting today, I hope you have a wonderful day – if there's something you'd like to see me paint soon don't hesitate to make a suggestion. I'll catch you again on Friday!


Love,
Ithi
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20 comments

  1. You are such the gifted artist. I enjoyed your creative backstory as well. Do you have an IG account with your nail designs?

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  2. Oh, she looks so content, taking care of her to-be-babies :)
    I especially love the sky above her head, the little traces of metallics in it make it look even better.
    I don't get scheduled breaks so no time limits either. I just get a fresh mug of tea about every hour or two and head back to my computer to continue working.

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  3. Hello Ithfifi mam, you are a great talented person. I loved your blog .it’s amazing to see your nail work and post .The way you writing your blog is very nice. I tried to do nail art on my nails but it didn’t come good. I failed in it. But I won’t lose hope I am going to try this dodo island today itself. I loved the way you explained this art. You are truly blessed with lots of talent. All the best for your future work. I am a big fan of yours 

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  4. Wow! That nail art is absolutely incredible. That’s such a talent to have. I’ve seen some great designs on social media for nails but I’d love to see more of yours

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  5. Your designs are so cute and so well painted! You must have a lot of patience!

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  6. OK, I will keep it a secret :) Love the sky a lot and everything looks fantastic in matte!

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  7. I love dodos! they are so cute and your image of this bird is even more cute (I didnt think it was possible)

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  8. Dodo birds are one of my favorites, fable/legend or not. This sweet beautiful design makes me want to have my own set for my nails and for the kids too. ORLY is such a perfect compliment for nail art!

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  9. Oh my goodness, this is such a cute design! I love the metallics that you used to create the images on your nails here. :)

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  10. You have such a gift. I really love all your nail designs you have done. I'm always looking out for the next post and you wow me everytime.

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  11. Now this is another masterpiece from your bucket! Your dodo island looks divine and loved the metallic finish!

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  12. I would absolutely LOVE to visit Dodo Island! Your story telling and creativity is nothing like I’ve seen before. Always look forward to your art!!

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  13. Angela Ricardo Bethea13 April 2018 at 11:32

    You really did a great job on doing this dodo island nail art. You really impressed me. Youa re so creative girl.

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  14. Dodo island looks like the best kept secret! All that gold :) - Another stunning nail art, your talent astounds me!

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  15. Oh my! That is such pretty and intricate work! You are really talented and I loved that cute dodo :)

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  16. This is so cute and adorable design, I like how the whole scene is depicted. The details of how she is taking care of her eggs is amazing. Nice colors and details, and as always love your creativity.

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  17. Love the design of your nails. I like the blue background where your dodo is. Too bad dod is extinct now. :(

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  18. I'm not familiar with nails, but the design is gorgeous. It's not easy to paint something so detailed in such a small area. Respect!

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  19. This is sooo cute! I love it! Your nails are always full of art.

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  20. Oh my this is so cute. My two year old would love this so much

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