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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The Digit-al Dozen Does Nature: Day 2 Chinese Landscape

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Today is Day 2 of The Digit-al Dozen Nature week and I drew my inspiration for this one from a technique I've always been drawn to, Ancient Chinese Landscape Paintings!




I think what has always drawn me to the ancient Chinese landscapes is the "moodiness" of them. They used ink wash and generally monochromatic shades and they were sparse - to evoke an emotion or atmosphere (the moodiness I feel, I think) more than to reproduce a scene exactly, as you'd find in realism. Of course what I've created is also more a "suggestion of" rather than a recreation, but I do like the look.

For this I used a base of OPI My Vampire is Buff and black and white acrylic paints blended in to varying degrees of grey.

Check back every day this week for a new Nature mani and be sure to check the links below for all the other creations by the Digit-al Dozen gang!













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18 comments :

  1. I love this style on nails what a great inspiration and execution.

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  2. Wow wow wow! The dimension you get from the different greys is amazing!

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  3. Wow this is amazing! You're so talented :)

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  4. Oh my goodness; this is stunning!

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  5. So perfect; I knew exactly the type of Chinese paintings that drew your inspiration when I saw this!

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  6. What an art! This looks totally amazing!

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  7. wow, exquisite! The scene is just stunning!

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  8. I love the overall muted tone of this!

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  9. I love how subtle this is. But the artworks is amazing!

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  10. Wow! This is gorgeous! I can't get over the subtle beauty of the design!

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  11. Oh my gosh...this is pure ART! Great work Sheila...just amazing <3

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  12. Oh wow! Fabulous job Sheila! It really does have the feel of a Chinese landscape painting.

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  13. Oh wow! It's a work of art! This is stunning!

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  14. utterly incredible. I don't know how you do it, but seriously amazing xx

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