Dragon Nails: Inspired by a Book for day 24 of the #31DC2014

Hi everyone!

Today’s theme in the 31 Day Challenge is inspired by a book. I decided to be inspired not just by one book but by an entire series – the Pern books by Anne McCaffrey. These are fantasy books filled with lots of wonderful dragons! Painted Fingertips | Nails inspired by a book for day 24 of the 31 Day Challenge - Pern books by Anne McCaffreyI took inspiration from this post by PiggieLuv to do these nails. I originally wanted to have the dragon in flight, but I just couldn’t figure out a way that would fit across my nails. I think Narmai’s original dragon looks a bit more imposing than mine, but I am very happy with mine – it’s still a dragon after all! The face could have gone better but I love it nonetheless. Painted Fingertips | Nails inspired by a book for day 24 of the 31 Day Challenge - Pern books by Anne McCaffreyI used Rimmel Cocktail Colour Cute Colada for the background and painted the dragon using acrylic paints. I added the crackle studs which are from the Born Pretty Store on my thumb and pinkie. I thought they were the perfect way to finish off this look – the green and black make them look a little like green dragon scales 🙂

Last year, I was inspired by Sabriel by Garth Nix and created some of the symbols of the magic used in that book on my nails:sabriel1What do you think of my dragon nails for today?Painted Fingertips | Nails inspired by a book for day 24 of the 31 Day Challenge - Pern books by Anne McCaffreyThere’s just a week left! I haven’t been able to do ANY of my nails for the last week yet though, so it’s going to be the toughest one! 31dc2014Take a look at some more nails inspired by a book at the link:

  • Annette

    I love your cute little dragon and I totally love the books by Anne McCaffrey! Very well done!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you! Lately I’ve been reading a different series by her, the Acorna one. It’s great as well!

  • http://miserylovesblue.wordpress.com queenmisery

    Amazing dragon *__* This Rimmel polish fits perfectly as a base. Love it <3

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thanks! Yeah I love the Rimmel Cocktail Colour collection, they’re all gorgeous and this one is perfect for the dragon 🙂

  • http://ksnailart.wordpress.com Kairi

    Loving these, the dragon looks amazing! <3

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you!

  • http://breakrulesnotnails.wordpress.com breakrulesnotnails

    Wow that’s awesome! Well done 🙂

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you! 🙂

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