Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Day 23: Inspired by a Movie

Wow, this is one I've definitely been waiting for! Today's theme: inspired by a movie. So what movie did I use for my inspiration? Take a guess!

My inspiration was Monty Python and the Holy Grail! I absolutely love this movie. I think it's actually my favorite, and it's right up there with other movies like Star Wars and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

My inspiration came from several aspects of the film. My thumb is King Arthur's crown, my index is the killer rabbit, my middle is the Black Knight, my ring is the Holy Grail, and my pinky is the flag of England.

None of these images are mine and belong to their respective owners 

Here are some better reference photos of each thing. If you haven't seen the movie, I'm pretty sure these all look obscure to you. It's a 1975 British comedy movie, and it is hilarious. If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it! It is sort of a cult film, and even though I'm not super into British humor or anything, it's great.

My technique was pretty straightforward here. I didn't stamp, tape, or do anything special - everything was freehanded (granted, I did plan it out a bit with paper and pen first).

Colors used (from left to right):
  • KleanColor - Red Alert
  • Pure Ice - Silver Mercedes
  • Ulta - Snow White
  • Cherimoya - Gold Rush
  • Cherimoya - Red
  • Cherimoya - White
  • Cherimoya - Black


  1. Awesome! One of my favorite movies too :-)

    1. Thanks! I love how everybody quotes something different when they see it haha, I've been getting "Ni!" and several other things!

  2. I haven't seen the movie but that rabbit is just too cute!

    1. Oh my! It's hilarious. It's a little weird in all honesty, but I guess that's part of what makes it a cult film and a British comedy! But thanks! The rabbit has fangs and blood around his mouth LOL, but he's a killer rabbit in the movie!

  3. Another success!! :D Very cute! I gave you some awards on my blog. Click on my name for the link. :D Congrats!

    1. Aww thank you for the award :) And yes, another success! The white on my ring finger has been killing me to look at haha. I accidentally hit it with the acetone Q-tip, but ah well, I still love it :D

  4. Oh. My. God.

    Seriously, this is the greatest thing ever. I didn't even have to read what they represented, I already knew lol!!! So creative! Love!!!!

    1. LOL I knew you would love it! I was looking forward to movie day just for this. I sort of planned out what I was going to put on each nail on paper first, but it was fun to do :D I kept it pretty simple, but I guess it works.


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