Last Friday saw the release of Madagascar 3 in the UK, and I think it is safe to say that I was more excited about seeing it than any child in the cinema! So I decided to take the Polka Dot, Afro Circus trailer as inspiration for some nail art which I have been asked to share as a tutorial – let me know what you think! Enjoy!
Madagascar 3 – Afro Circus Remix From Dreamworks.
Penguins with afros on the thumb nail, based on this picture:
Photo credit: Dreamworks Animation.
And polka dots on the nails
So we will start with the penguins. You will need:
- Nail varnish – in colours white, black and orange for the penguin, then for the afro I have used blue, red, purple and yellow.
- Nail art dotting tool (or a tooth pick!).
- Base and top coats.
Apply a base coat so you have a smooth surface to work on and the start by using the white nail varnish and draw half an oval on your thumb nail.
Then using a dotting tool, or a tooth pick and the black nail varnish draw a line around the white oval.
Then add the wings on either side.
Put a large drop of white nail varnish on the dotting tool, or tooth pick and make two large dots next to each other near the top of the white oval, this is the start of the eyes. Then put small black dots in the centre of the white dots, to make the pupils.
To finish of the penguin’s face use the dotting tool and the orange nail varnish and draw a small triangle under the eyes, to make the beak.
Then using the dotting tool or tooth pick draw on the afro, by making short, wide lines sticking out of the penguin’s head, in the different colours you have decided to use.
Then when the nail varnish has completely dried, apply a top coat. On your fingernails paint a white coat and once dry, use the nail varnish brushes to carefully put on the polka dots randomly across the nails. I have used blue, red, orange, yellow, and purple to match the colours in the penguin’s afro and beak.
Apply a top coat to protect your work, and enjoy your afro, polka dot circus nails!