There're many anime and manga lovers out there who want to try out Ita-Nail art, but just not sure where to begin.... Indeed, it's tricky to capture a character in the limited space the canvas of your nails offer.
To solve this problem, we made our way to professional nail artist, Mr. Miyamoto, who offers Ita-Nail services! We introduced a 1 minute video to you in our previous article, but we'll bring to you the detailed instructions, from the base layer, to the lining, coloring, shadowing, and final details!
We tried drawing Touken Ranbu's Kiyomitsu Kashu!
Here are the tools we'll be using!
Well then, let's go!
1. Base Layer
In digital art, you may often start by doing up the line art, but in the case of Ita-Nails, it's harder to make a mistake if you start with the skin color before drawing the lines in.
Mr. Miyamoto has 2 tips for us to complete our lining successfully.
Point 1: Have a 'map' for the balance of the face
Point 2: Make your lines as thin and fine first
We've finished drawing in the parts of the face. You don't have to draw in the hair here. He looks a little pitiful without hair.....lol
Firstly, let's make the paint used in his eyes and scarf by mixing black and red.
Paint in the eyes and the scarf. We'll draw in the folds of the scarf last, so just boldly go across it here.
4. Highlighting and Shadowing
You will be able to bring out a more 3D effect with the hair if you add in shadows and highlights. Use black for the shadows on the dark grey hair, or grey highlights by adding a little black to white.
Along with the Kiyomitsu Kashuu (Touken Ranbu) tutorial, we've also released a tutorial video for Yamatonokami Yasusada and Munechika Mikazuki.
Find their tutorial video here:
Next up, we'll be introducing Ita-Nail art of characters from Jojo's Bizarre Adventure! How are we going to conquer these characters, famous for their minute details...? Don't miss it!