I modeled the unicorn after a drawing I found online made by Jennifer Wood. Click here to see her silly unicorn drawings. I wanted the unicorn to look really ridiculously over the top. Mission accomplished! It looks so much funnier next to that blob of sparkly vomit.
I started with this base of blue polish. I would have used another Cult Nails polish as a base, but I only have Unicorn Puke, Hypnotize Me (a sparkle topcoat), and Awakening (a dark blue-green). I needed this to look really cartoony.
I started the design with black acrylic paint. Yeah, it looks like a bunch of nothing right now. When I paint, I try to really pay attention to form and shape. My dad could look at any cartoon character and recreate it without tracing it. I think he used the same technique. What is the shape of the different parts, and where do those parts exist in relation to each other? It helps so much to think of an image in this way instead of thinking "What does a unicorn look like?" That kind of thinking will just will run me right off the tracks.
Next I filled in the white areas.
I got too into working on the unicorn, and this was the next photo I took. As you can see I have filled in almost all of the details of the unicorn. There is also a bit of shading with grey acrylic paint. I changed things a bit before topcoating, but this is pretty close to being done.
Here I added the "puke" on the black areas, the gold acrylic paint on the horn, and fixed the forelock and the eyes a bit.
Topcoated! Here is a side view so you can see the Unicorn Puke actually coming out of the mouth. Ewwwww! I got puke on my fingers!!! LOL
On my right hand I painted the letters "P U K E" in an Olde English style, to make it kind of fairy tale-ish. I think this turned out pretty well for my non-dominant hand!
Polishes used in this manicure: Cult Nails Get It On basecoat, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Pacific Blue (I used ONE COAT for this mani!!), Cult Nails Unicorn Puke, and Seche Vite topcoat.
Now Unicorn Puke is such an amazing polish, that I really had to do a video to show off its amazing sparkle. I give you: "Unicorn Puke: The Movie!"