Digital Dozen: Big Bad Wolf and Little Red Riding Hood

Monday, January 12, 2015

I am so excited. This is my very first post for the Digit-al Dozen. I am ecstatic to be joining these very talented ladies. The Digit-al Dozen is a small group of diverse nail art bloggers that post nail art inspired by a new monthly theme for five days in a row. You can find us blogging away the second week of each month!

The theme for this month is Fairy Tales. Why couldn't it have been floral? Well, it did push me to try different things. My first Digital Dozen post is The Big Bad Wolf and Little Red Riding Hood.

I decided to make the wolf the primary focus. Little Red Riding Hood is there, but as a secondary feature.


Little Red Riding Hood is a fairy tale that is common in many cultures.
The story revolves around a girl called Little Red Riding Hood, after the red hooded cape she wears. The girl walks through the woods to deliver food to her sickly grandmother. In most versions of the story, she had the order from her mother to stay strictly on the path.

A mean wolf wants to eat the girl and the food in the basket. He secretly stalks her behind trees, bushes, shrubs, and patches of little and tall grass.


The Big Bad Wolf and Little Red Riding Hood Nail Art with a glossy top coat
The Big Bad Wolf and Little Red Riding Hood Nail Art with a glossy top coat

I used Darling Diva Alchemist as the red for this mani. It's the perfect holographic red. Then I used Colors by llarowe Vincent for the black on the ring finger. Now for the nail art.

I lightly sponged on some gray acrylic paint for the background of the wolf. Then using white paint I added some definition for the eyes. I added some varying shades of gray for the area around the eyes. I used white paint for the whites of the eyes and then a black dot. The glowing eyes were created by using polishes from the Esmaltes Da Kelly Soap Bubbles Collection.


The Big Bad Wolf and Little Red Riding Hood Nail Art with a matte top coat
The Big Bad Wolf and Little Red Riding Hood Nail Art with a matte top coat
The red in Little Red Riding Hoods cape is Alchemist and Fancy Gloss A Sailor's Love. Then I used acrylic paints for the detail in the hood and in her face.

I love the way the wolf is towering over her. And his eyes just glow!


What do you think? Check out the other fairy tale manis created by the talented ladies in the Digital Dozen below.



Some of the polishes in the nail art created above were sent to me for an honest review.

20 comments

  1. Excellent interpretation of the story recreated on your nails. Great first post for the DD! I love how the wolfs eye's glow menacingly. You can almost hear him breathe and feel the hot breath on your neck. Creepers.

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  2. Snap for Red Riding Hood! She looks like she'd give the wolf a run for its money!

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  3. Love this! The shimmery background really makes it pop!

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  4. These are awesome! Your wolf looks so cool!

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  5. Looks great AND one of my fave DD's ever!

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  6. I love how you are rocking this accent nail with the theme!

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  7. so clever! I love the perspective. And great day 1!!

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  8. What a perfect mani to kick off your first DD week! LOVE IT! And those wolf eyes! GAH!

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  9. Those wolf eyes are so scary! Absolutely beautiful!

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  10. This is so freaking creepy and fantastic!

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  11. His eyes do all the work...so creepy!

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  12. Welcome to the DD! :) I love your wolf eyes! They're so spooky. and I totally need that Darling Diva red now

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  13. Oooh! I love this! I think the mattified version is my favorite..though, I have a love of all things matte so I'm probably biased ;) and yay! another floral lover! :D

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  14. This is so perfect! Matte is my favorite!

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  15. the detail on Little Red is fabulous. Well done on finding an excuse to use The Alchemist! xx

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