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Published: April 11, 2013
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Hercules!



Okay, so they're not exactly based on the literal translation of the guy, but the Disney movie from 1997. So sue me... I'm a Disney kid!!!

I'm so old I remember seeing this in movie theaters when it came out in 1997. I really liked it and it introduced me to the greeks gods and made me interested in the legends. Plus, what's not to like? Herc is darn cute!!! I also loved Hercules: The Animated Series, which is about young Hercules learning/training to become a god. That show was HILARIOUS!!!

What each nails means:
* Pinky: Hades, the God of the Underworld. In the movie he had flames for hair and they happened to be blue. You can check out a reference here if you wish.
* Ring: Thunder Bolts are big in this movie. Zues uses them as weapons. Enough said.
* Middle: This nail represents Mount Olympus, home of the gods. Here is the reference picture I used. It's very colorful and made up of lots and lots of clouds. Everything has a glow and seems so magical.
* Index: The architecture of the movie. Yeah, sort of a cheat, but I feel like the architecture is a big part of the movie and needed to be represented. Plus, it's a big part of the greek culture.
* Thumb: The medal that Zues gives baby Herc at the beginning of the movie. It proves that he was, indeed, born from the gods. I'm surprised that I did this so well, btw. REFERENCE

Well, I hope this makes you want to whip out your old VHS and watch the movie. And I hope you enjoy!!!

Image and Design (c) Samantha Rae
Hercules (c) Disney Co.
April 2013
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Pinky:
Base: Smoke and Ashes by China Glaze
Light Blue Flames: Bahamian Escape by China Glaze
Holo Blue Flames: Over the Moon by Color Club
Shimmer Blue Flames: Freeze! by Sally Hansen Insta-Dry

Ring:
Base: Bahamian Escape by China Glaze
Gold: Passion by China Glaze

Middle:
Base: Snow me White by Sinful colors
Blue: Bahamian Escape by China Glaze
Pink: Dance Baby by China Glaze
Yellow: Mellow Yellow by Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear
Shimmer: White Cap by China Glaze
Gold: Passion by China Glaze

Index:
Base: Mellow Yellow by Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear
Darker Yellow: The 'It' Color by OPI
Gold: Passion by China Glaze

Thumb:
Base: Bahamian Escape by China Glaze
Red: Cherry Red by Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear
Red Outline: Mix of Cherry Red and Pacific Blue (Both Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear)
Yellow: Mellow Yellow by Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear
Gold: Passion by China Glaze


Stamping Plates:
lightening: BM-305
Clouds: BM-312
Flames: Mash-48
Image size
766x555px 252.52 KB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
NIKON
Model
COOLPIX P5100
Shutter Speed
10/635 second
Aperture
F/2.7
Focal Length
8 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Apr 11, 2013, 12:00:32 AM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows
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Rachel1987Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is prefect! Very nicely done. =3

I'm looking forward to more Disney themed nails from you.
Cowboy-Slightly's avatar
Tehe Thanks. ^_^ You and Liza helped. And I'd love to do more Disney nails. Any ideas for 'I'? lol
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anacarolinaafHobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
Cowboy-Slightly's avatar
Thanks. ^_^ I'm glad you like them.