A little tribute to the land in which i live. If you travel enough you can actually figure out which stations are on my nails. : ) And anyone who lives in or travel to London enough can tell you the lines with a glance. : )
So, the colours i used to create this are: ‘Matt White’ by Barry M, ‘Pattie’ by Andrea Fulerton ‘Spring Green’ by Barry M, ‘Go go’ by 17 ‘Heartbeat’ by 17, ‘Gloria’ by Andrea Fulerton, ‘Double decker red’ by Rimmel, ‘Strawberry Fizz’ by Rimmel, ‘indigo’ by Barry M and ‘Grey Matter’ by Rimmel.
So i started with putting white down as the background. On the little nail there are actually two background colours, the other is a light blue. If you look at the tube map, it’s split into zones, 1 to 9 in total but most of london that’s well known is within the middle 3 zones. Back each one is from white to blue. But most of the stations i picked or areas of crossing tube lines were in the white coloured zones. With the white i need between 3 and 4 coats to make it smooth without lines in it.
After this it’s all pretty simple. I matched my nail colours as best i could to the lines. Pattie (Black) – northern line, Spring green (green) – District line, Go go (yellow) – circle line, Gloria (light blue) – victoria line, double decker red (red) – central line, strawberry fizz (pink) – Hammersmith and city line, indigo (dark blue) – Piccadilly line and Grey matter (grey) – jubilee line. Then looking at the tube map, i chose busy areas of the map where a lot of lines crossed over. Then just matched up the lines!!
Stations are marked with a little line coming off the main line, unless it’s a station where you can change to other lines then you get a big dot. I just placed a large dot of white on the line after i had drawn them in, i made sure it was as wide as the line, then once dry, using Pattie i outlined the dot. Apart from the dots, nothing else had an outline.
I hope you have fun recreating this look.