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Spacey Nails Tutorial by alexskyline Spacey Nails Tutorial by alexskyline
7 light years and one eternity later, I present you...

the tutorial. :bow:

Here's the deal: this is the first nail art tutorial I've ever done; I only figured my photo set-up out when I was done taking the pictures and was very unhappy with them and myself until I started editing (what is sequence of tenses, I don't know, it's late). Then I quite liked them. Aaaaaaanywho, if there's anything unclear, or there's a stupid typo (typed in 'shop, didn't proofread), do ask/tell. Please. Sorry. Okay.

NOTE: this technique can be used not only on nails, but basically anywhere: shoes, clothes, starships... Only keep in mind that the waterdrop halo trick won't work on porous surfaces.

WARNING: please, make sure your acrylic paint is non-toxic! 

Spacey-Wacey Nailey-Shmailey by alexskyline Miss Universe by alexskyline Miss Universe Sides by alexskyline 

Please, don't re-upload this stuff anywhere. And show me your manis if you decide to try it.
Peace :peace: 

That was for Stef.
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Critique by Purple-EGG Dec 27, 2013, 3:23:26 PM
I enjoy this tutorial, I'm not a nailpainter myself, but my mother is. I pulled her off of cleaning the dishes for her to see. She almost squealed with absolute delight!

This really looks like space, I also like how you decided to tell us we could make halos around the "stars".

I've seen a few space nailart tutorials around the web, 3.5 is the best you can get, pretty good though.

This is very amazing, you even say some suggested colors, you are detailed in the descriptions of each step. 5 stars to you!

I needed to see this as soon as I came across it. This held a big impact on me, and lots of others as shown in the comments!

All in all, you deserve a big round of applause! :clap:
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ImthenD Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Student General Artist
amazing xD
alexskyline Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
Thank you! ;D
frizuravarju Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the great tutorial! I finally did it, didn't turn out as great as yours, but I think it's not too bad for a first try.:) The acrylic paint was a good idea, it's so much easier to use than nail polish! Check out mine if you're interested:
alexskyline Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
I think you've done an amazing job, those are very pretty! And thank you for trying, it makes me so happy to know I could help someone with this tutorial. :huggle:
xXLukiraXx Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's really hard to find a good nailart tutorial on DeviantArt, but yours is so great! :heart: I've tried the galaxy design twice with nailpolish and it didn't look nearly as good as yours, maybe I should give your tutorial a try :D
I also visited your blog, but it's quite empty :( I've started mine last year, too :)
alexskyline Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Thank you very much, I'm so happy you liked it! :huggle:
I've tried this mani with polish, too (here it is!) - and acrylics win by miles for me. They're just much more opaque, blendable, and easier to work with and clean off. 

Yeah, I've totally neglected my poor little blog...hopefully, I kick myself into proper posting once I'm back home in February, as I have tons of various material and this situation is pretty shameful. :facepalm: What's your blog's address? I wanna take a look! :D

xXLukiraXx Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I bought a set of cheap acrylicpaint to try onestroke and for details, but I haven't used it yet :D
Thank you :meow: Few people actually ask if I tell them I have a blog xD It's in german, but I upload every design on dA in english + instructions :D And on my blog are just few more pictures. I also want to do more videogame related nailart.. Maybe it's not too late for my new years resolutions x'D
alexskyline Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
I'd like to try the one-stroke technique, too - I've seen a badass tutorial for 3D droplets somewhere. 
You have a nice blog! And, it's never too late, I believe. :D
pica-ae Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Great tutorial! Very well explained and easy to follow. Needless to say that the result is mind blowing :XD: :clap:
(I would have commented 30 minutes earlier, butI looked at my own hands and decided they needed to improve :P)
alexskyline Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
Aw, thank you so much! I'm really glad you liked it! :huggle: :heart:
Start improvement with moisturising! :la:
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