Congrats! I'm so happy and proud of you for taking this step and investing in yourself and your craft! You and I got a very exciting time ahead of us and I am super excited to share all my deepest secrets on how to paint realistic wood designs!
Before jumping into the video, let's hook you up with some new friends! Go to Facebook and join our official group "My Nail Academy - Students". There you can share your nail work, get inspired by others, chat and find new friends all over the world. Also make sure to follow the official Facebook page "My Nail Academy" and the official Instagram account @mynailacademy to stay updated and get information about new classes.
The first thing you want to do is to download and print the compendium that you can find here:
In this course I'll teach you the fundamentals for how to create realistic wood. Once you know these you can then start to experiment and come up with your own techniques and designs! You'll also notice that just by looking at different types of wood references, you'll know which techniques and steps to take to create that exact look.
After each class you'll find corresponding exercises and quizzes to complete before moving on to the next class. Make sure to take your time and go through all the steps to get the most out of this course.
If you are unsure of how the quizzes work, you can find a tutorial in the FAQ section.
As you go through the videos you'll watch me create a specific wood look. I know what they look like because I have been studying them for years. But remember, this is my perception of these looks. If you look at drift wood for example you might find even more details to translate into your design. That's why it is so important to keep a reference picture next to you. This is by far the fastest way to up your nail game in seconds.
So for the exercises I want you to keep a reference picture next to you and really look at the design that you're about to do.
Also remember to never search for "wood nails" if you are unsure of what a wood designs on nail looks like. Go straight to the original source - search for "natural wood" and I promise you that it will help you so much more, especially after this class when you know which technique to use when and where.
Here's a list of some of my favourite products to use:
So without further ado, let's jump into the first quiz and then start with the first step by step!
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