This is a very simple drawing design for those of us who are unwilling to invest in nail art brushes. It’s not anything breathtaking, but it is cute, and very easy.
- Pick your color scheme. You’ll need three colors: a very light color to be the background of the flower, and two colors to be the petals and center of the flower. I used, respectively, Sinful Colors “Sail la Vie” (which is not flattering on my skin tone, I know), Sally Hansen “Petal Pusher” and Nina Ultra Pro “Ahoy Matey.”
- After putting on your background color, use a sharp but not toooo sharp pencil to take a drop of your center color. Make a small dot on your nail.
- Wipe off the pencil and make a small pool of your petal color of a piece of paper. Dip the pencil in the pool and draw the petals slowly, one at a time. There need be no artistry to this, just slightly curved lines. This is a *stylized* design, remember that. Re-dip as necessary and be sure not to put too much polish on the pencil at a time to ensure your lines are delicate and defined (as much as possible with this technique).
- Optionally, you can take another drop of your center color, or another color, and draw a stem and/or leaf. When you’re satisfied with your design, apply topcoat.