After doing my Big Hero 6 nail art the other week I finally built up the courage to attempt a realistic portrait. I made a bold move to attempt a really famous face, yes, Mr Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow!
I struggled with a base colour to accompany the one feature nail that would hold the portrait but I started off with Calvin Klein – Cabernet. It’s a really fish red with a lovely shimmer that is hard to capture in a photo.
The portrait was done completely in acrylic paint and took most of an evening and a few tweeks in the morning as I struggled to get his eyes right. I’m fairly happy with it as a first attempt, the main thing I need to work on is using the paint better to blend etc.