Friday, February 23, 2018

The Digit-al Dozen Mythical Creatures Day 5: A Mani of Dragons and Zombies

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I have to admit, I'm a little sad this is the last day of this month's Digit-al Dozen theme. I had sooo many mythical creatures I wanted to do, it was hard to narrow it down...maybe I'll do a few extras later in the month. ;-)

First of all--if you aren't caught up on Game of Thrones, here's your warning: MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD! Stop reading if you don't want to be spoiled. 

To end the theme, I decided to go out with a bang. Here's my logic. Dragons are epic. Zombies are epic. So a zombie dragon = epic x epic = VISERION!

If you're a Game of Thrones fan, this needs no explanation. If you're not, here's a quickie. In the Game of Thrones world, there's a Queen (Daenerys) who is also the mother of dragons--she 'birthed' three dragons from fire. There are also these things called White Walkers, which are pretty much albino zombies, with the power to resurrect dead corpses as more White Walkers. White Walkers and Dragons are both super powerful, and they're enemies.  In the second most heart-wrenching moment of Game of Thrones, the White Walkers killed one of Daenerys' dragons, Viserion. In the absolute most heart-wrenching and dramatic moment of Game of Thrones, Viserion was resurrected as a White Walker dragon zombe--and that was revealed when Viserion opened his eye--and it was blue, like those of the White Walkers. Here's what I did to recreate that moment: 

Viserion! Pueen 10 and BM-224 over Zoya Hadley, with freehand

Viserion! Pueen 10 and BM-224 over Zoya Hadley, with freehand

For this mani, I used a combination of stamping and freehand. I started with a base of Zoya Hadley, a smokey navy blue. I used Pueen 10 and Bundle Monster BM-224 to stamp some subtle scales with Sally Hansen Slick Slate. I used acrylic paints to freehand the eye and some spiky areas, and I stamped a chain with Marianne Nails n. 20 to represent the chains that the White Walkers used to pull Viserion out of the frozen lake (how handy that they happened to have a crap-ton of chain and suddenly got over their fear of water enough to go down into the lake and attach it to him--ahem--don't get me started!). 

I didn't quite capture the emotion in the eye I wanted to capture, and the index nail looks more like a rhino than a dragon's face ridge, but otherwise, I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. :)

So what do you think? Are there any mystical creatures that you hoped to see that we forgot? Let me know and I might try to make a mani of it for you...;-)

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M. xoxo

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  1. These are great!! I love the eye!!!!

  2. The background color you chose is great.

  3. I think you guys did a great job interpreting the theme overall.

  4. I think this post is dark and full of spoilers!!!
    Awesome mani though!

    1. Oh no! I figured six months out it wasn't spoilers anymore...but maybe I should go in and put an alert! I hope it didn't ruin anything for you...:(

  5. Great mani and love the eye is so mesmerising x

  6. I love how the blue pops against the grey

  7. So spooky! I love the colors and how the eye stands out well.

  8. Gorgeous mani and when Viserion was turned, I cried. Such a great show!

  9. WHOAAAA epic for sure! It's the only thing missing in TWD ;-) Excellent mani :D

  10. It was a great theme...continue it on your own?


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