Friday, 27 September 2013

31DC2013: Day 23 - Inspired by a movie

Oh hi there guys!! The long week is over, and it was rather long for me with hints of extreme excitement. But I don't think everyone is feeling the same as me. When it came to inspired by a movie I knew right away. I was so in love with this movie when I saw it this summer and seriously it sky-rocketed to the top of my favourite PIXAR films list (and I LOVE Pixar films). Obviously it's Monsters University.

Eeeeeeee!!! I chose to paint the members of Oozma Kappa, I was originally going to just paint Mike and Sulley, but I thought that was rather Monsters Inc (which I also love) and I wanted to challenge myself. So all the Oozma Kappa members it was. I actually love them all, they are such a fun bunch and as the movie portrays for monsters, they really aren't all that scary. 
This definitely was a challenge, just getting everything looking right, and I used the actual animation pictures for reference so I had to cartoon them myself. Also there are 6 members of Oozma Kappa and I have 5 nails for this design so some liberties had to be made, I think I compromised well though. So we've got Sulley, Terri and Terry, Art, Don Carlton, Mike and Squishy. I really don't think I can pick a favourite character out of them as they were all fantastic. 
At first I wasn't so impressed with my painting, but as I've worn this just the rag-tag group of them make me so HAPPY!! The film gave me ultimate happy vibes in general. 

I want this film on DVD so bad so I can watch it ALL. THE. TIME. Clearly I'm not the only one who feels this way as these nails went down a storm at school. I've been thinking of making a Monsters University nail art series, as so many scenes from the movie inspired me (and as you know I LOVED the film) and more excuses to declare my love for this film are never bad things.
Painting wise I did the colours of the characters then did the black and white. That white pen smudges so badly but I covered it up as you do.

White: Barry M - Matt White and Lovely Me:Ex - White (for details)
Black: Lovely Me:Ex - Black
Purple: Illamasqua - Jo'Mina
Light Brown: Ciate - Cookies & Cream
Green: Illasmaqua - Nomad
Dark Green: OPI - Jade Is The New Black
Dark Brown: w7 - Brownie
Pink: Essie - Your Hut Or Mine?
Additional Colours
Sulley: Blue: Barry M - Blueberry Ice Cream 
Terri and Terry: Orange: Models Own - Beach Party
Art: Dark Purple: OPI - Plum & Get It
Ron Carlton: Pink: Essie - Your Hut Or Mine? 
Mike: Blue: Nails Inc - Baker Street 
Squishy: Peach: w7 - Linen 

Thank you so very very much for reading (watch Monsters University, just do it, even if you're seen it before, watch it again. I'm intending to watch it another load of times) and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!! :D


  1. So cool (: You did awesome job. I am love with all the characters :')

    1. Thank you!!! As you can tell I'm in love with all the characters too haha :D

  2. Hahaha!! Nothing like a good film to get you in a happy mood! Love these nails! I love the teamwork they portray during the library scene. Sooo cool and so much laughter, XD hahahahaha!! Go ahead with the series! Would love to see what other funky fun ideas you have for them! :D Great job on this one!

    1. Films can make anyone feel amazing. Thank you!! :D Oh my goodness the library scene is my absolute favourite, I told all my friends that, it's just the best!! ^_^ Hehe the Monsters University series would also give me an excuse to watch the film more... ;)