I created this design to help me teach the concept of combining ornamental elements, such as acorns here with a traditional mandala.
I had so much fun working with my model! She was my inspiration and as you can see below, the design came out crisp and very gothic. Gosh, I just love it and can’t get enough of it!
I think dark colored nails and purple glittery background totally helps with all the gothic impression!
The acorns are so cute and lovely! I have the acorns element repeat itself three time throughout the sleeve design.
The fingers were a bit tricky. I used parallel thin lines which got filled in later and since we were two hours in already and it was a bit dark, the fingers took a bit more work. The leaves on the top had finished them nicely, don’t you think?