I posted a sneak peek of this post to one of my FB groups and TOTALLY forgot to mention spoiler alert and my friend Kim from The Ides Of Polish hasn't completed the season of OUAT yet and well... now she has to erase this from her brain until she gets to the finale! OOPS!
Here goes.... DAY 2- Favorite Protagonist... THE STRANGER AKA PINOCCHIO! See why I say spoiler alert?! Heres another spoiler alert... HE TURNS TO WOOD in the finale before Emma can break the curse. So I decided to do August "The Stranger" Pinocchio (played by actor Eion Bailey... hot hot hot!) when he turned to wood. I have a feeling he will be fine come season 2 but you never know... magic in storybrooke is unpredictable...
I started out with 1 coat of SinfulColors - Mercury Rising (a perfect mahogany red/brown), while that was still slightly wet/tacky I used a nail art brush about the width of a Q-Tip stick and applied in uneven streaks down the nail a mixture of China Glaze - Fast Track (a frothy champagne/beige flecked shimmer) and clear coat (i used my own clear lacquer base from my frankens) so that it was see through enough that you could see Mercury Rising muted underneath and when I did the streaks i pressed pretty hard so that it left textured stripes much like a wood grain look (a-ha! see! bc he is wooden!). Once the textured nails dried I used Zoya - Charla to make his bright blue eyes and I used thin lines of Mercury Rising for his eyebrows.
These first two pictures are with flash to show you the texture on the base colors.
Damn and now I noticed I smudged on my little finger... OOPS! heh
I really love the August/Pinocchio character and I think he was a fantastic addition to the show! I can't wait to see what is in store for him and the rest of the characters in season 2 of OUAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Who is your favorite OUAT protagonist?!