One more installment of the Tokyo Nail Expo Art Tip Award 2013. The theme is “Fresh Flesh.” Click to enlarge.
These kind of remind me of a Victorian funeral, especially with the lilies and the x on the eyes in the lower right corner. I’m not sure where the cat fits in- maybe he’s the killer?
Pig parts, giant pearls..more porcine-flavored nightmare fuel! Nice job on the frame paintings but I’d have given these a gel topcoat to even out the texture.
That giant bow is a work of art if it’s handsculpted. It looks simple but is very hard to get right on a large scale. Then we’ve got a really happy deer head with bedazzled antlers, grapes, butterflies, and lots of flowers. Whoa. Very fine sculpting work, though if I wore that deer nail, I’d probably seriously wound myself.
These nails do not feature a geisha- it’s actually a rather busty “oiran,” or a courtesan-era high class prostitute, hence the “flesh.” Points for sticking the the theme and for the very nice detail work. Not sure how you’d wear these, but this contest is all about art and creativity, not about wearability.
Whoa! A celestial, magical set with incredible detailing. I just don’t know where the flesh is, though. Is the swan going to get roasted with some BBQ sauce? This is still a very skilled work, though, and must have taken a lot of time and effort. Love the black with pastel color detailing for a really fresh look.
An intricate series of nails with butterflies, pearls, fishing wire and white feathery floofalas. These have a kind of unique sculptural element to them that makes them stand out. I guess butterflies go in with the flesh theme?
Gingham, clocks, glasses, shoes, clovers, lace…these have a little bit of everything. It sort of reminds me of a Midwestern kitchen with all that gingham. Where’s the flesh? I do like the teeny scissors and the super tiny bikini bottom- is that what that is on the top of the second nail from the left?
A nice interpretation of flesh with Venus. Bold detailing and lots of iridescent sparkle- very good work.
Lovely detailing- the sculpting and painting on these are top notch. But what do roses and butterflies have to do with it? Wouldn’t some gazelles go better? Is there some nail art rule that says there must be at least one butterfly or flower present at all times?
An aquatic-themed set, complete with…undersea roses. Yes, roses. This may be proving the rule that all nail art must have flowers, even if it’s totally nonsensical. Nice job on the sculpting, though, and I love the dewdrops and the expression on the clownfish face. Very realistic.
The most dazzling, lovely, bejeweled….cockroach. AAARGHHH! There’s a tick-like bug and a spider, but the cockroach is distressing me greatly. Very well done, but now I need to take a break and grab the bug spray.
So what do you guys think? What’s your favorite?