Thursday, July 18, 2013

Comic-Con Geek Week - Inspired by a Comic Book

One more day left in this challenge! Today's theme is "inspired by a comic book." I haven't really been reading any comics recently. I read some of The Walking Dead and used to read some of the Sonic comic books when I was younger, but I haven't ever really gotten too heavily into comics.

At least I haven't been too into mainstream American comics like Batman or Iron Man. I used to read some graphic novels and manga books when I was in middle and high school. One of my favorites is Gundam Wing.

Gundam Wing was also made into an anime cartoon series, which became very popular. I think it helped make all Gundam series more popular in America! But Gundam Wing is still one of my favorite anime shows. It has interesting characters, kickass Gundams, and a pretty intense story.

Source: Photobucket

There are five main Gundams that I chose to portray (from left to right) Shenlong, Sandrock, Wing Gundam, Deathscythe, and Heavyarms. I decided to keep them in that order on my nails as well. Deathscythe is my favorite of the bunch, followed by Wing Gundam and Sandrock. Since I'm not a huge fan of Heavyarms or Shenlong, they got the tiny pinkie and the difficult-to-photograph thumb!

To paint the Gundams, I freehanded the designs like usual. I started off by painting each nail with China Glaze White on White. I then started to construct each Gundam's face with yellow, silver, red, green, and black nail art polishes. It was just a lot of tedious trial and error until I got them to look how I wanted. 

They probably all look the same to anybody that's not really into the series, but that's understandable since the Gundams as a whole are very different but the faces tend to be very similar. The main differences are what I call the "Gundam boomerang" on their foreheads.

They're far from perfect, but I like how they turned out! Once again, I got some smears when I applied the topcoat, but I can live with it. Don't forget to check out the other bloggers who are participating in this challenge! 
Dipped in Lacquer
Rachos Nail Love
Kate Kreatez
Seriously Swatched
Makeup and Nails not War
Glitter Me This


  1. I. Love. This. ^_^

    Gundam Wing is still one of my all time favorite anime shows ever! I was always a Duo fan, long live Deathscythe!

    Very cute, I wouldn't have thought to put the faces on nails!

  2. Very cute. I didn't notice at first that all the faces were different characters. I am not familiar with the story, as the comics I read were The Archies and Bugs Bunny and that sort. I was never into hero comics but my son was in to anime and manga like DragonBallZ and Yu Gi Oh so I have seen familiar images even if I do not know the characters. I'm pretty sure he watched Gundam Wing as well. It looks familiar. You are very talented to have freehanded that.

  3. these are insanely amazing! I watched this as a kid it was amazing and its just brought back so many happy childhood geeky memories <3


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