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Valentine Gradient Nails
By KatieAlves   |   Watch
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Published: February 15, 2012
© 2012 - 2019 KatieAlves
So I finally tried to do gradient nails. Man is it ever time consuming! The picture doesn't exactly show it properly, but I thought I would share it with you guys none the less.

I started with a really white-pink colour and then slowly added darker and darker pinks until I hit black. Then I added pink sparkles on top. (Yes, sadly deviant art makes the pink purple. ugh)

Hope everyone had a lovely Valentines Day!
Image size
1651x1039px 1.1 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
SONY
Model
DSLR-A350
Shutter Speed
1/60 second
Aperture
F/6.3
Focal Length
35 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Feb 11, 2012, 5:58:58 AM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Macintosh
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natural-nails's avatar
I want to try this one soon!
BlueBirdBlackBird's avatar
The nails look amazing there so pretty you should be nail designer
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sayonmi-chaStudent General Artist
how many polished do u need for this?
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KatieAlvesHobbyist Artist
I think I ended up using 5? Light pink, medium pink, darker pink, black and then sparkles.
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sayonmi-chaStudent General Artist
black nail polish? ... also, is the sparkles nail polish or just... "sparkle dust"?
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KatieAlvesHobbyist Artist
Yup everything I used was nail polish!
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sayonmi-chaStudent General Artist
uuuwow~!!!
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vampyrpryncessHobbyist General Artist
awesome
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Rhythm86Hobbyist General Artist
Looks amazing, but yes it does seem time consuming. =P Great result nevertheless!
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DaintyNailsHobbyist Artist
This is beautiful. You did the best job. Did you use different shades of pink, of did you use more polish as you went further down. Please explain this to me, as gradiet nail always confuse me
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KatieAlvesHobbyist Artist
I used a bunch of shades of pink until I reached to black at the tip! :)
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DaintyNailsHobbyist Artist
Do you move downwards as you go? (sry for all my questions)
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KatieAlvesHobbyist Artist
I start with the lightest colour and continue up, adding colour until I reach the black. :)
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DaintyNailsHobbyist Artist
ok thank you
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BellaF-OLiverHobbyist
I've always wanted to do that
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art-and-ineffabilityStudent Digital Artist
Have you ever thought of trying gradient nails using eye shadow?

You paint a layer of clear nail varnish, let it dry for a few seconds so it's not still sloppy, brush on some eye shadow, and then if you want to make it a gradient do another layer of clear and then darker eye shadow, and then a top coat of clear
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KatieAlvesHobbyist Artist
Holy crap I never thought of that! I will definitely try that! Thank you! :D
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art-and-ineffabilityStudent Digital Artist
No problem xD I just thought it's probably easier than using a million shades of nail varnish!
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I-rE-nA-216Student Traditional Artist
wow how did you do it to make it non-blocky looking?
did you put layer by layer? (which i think is just impossible..) gahh.. either way there nice! :)
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KatieAlvesHobbyist Artist
Yup, layer by layer. It took waaaay too long! haha
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I-rE-nA-216Student Traditional Artist
wow the transitions look smooth too. you did great then!! congrats :clap:
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Hey! I have that nailpolish!
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I WANT THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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moonaaaHobbyist Traditional Artist
Could you make a video of this on YouTube? Please <3 It's lovely!
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