When I set out to do my nails, I got out this nice shade of red that I don’t think I’d ever used before, and a black nail pen, and figured I’d do some nice red & black thing that I hadn’t decided on. I painted on the red, and realized why I’d never used it: it looked horrible against my skin tone. Get out the nail polish remover, start over. Look at color options. Frown. Decide to do red on black instead of black on red, despite doing a black base several times recently.
After the first coat of black on one hand, I drop the nail brush on the floor. Do not want to paint cat hair onto nails. Wash it off.
Things went more or less smoothly after that, fortunately. Eventually I came to the stage where the black was dry and it was time to decide what to do with the red.
Look around for inspiration. Spot my GothBook. Inspired! The computer’s name is Black Widow.
I actually did both thumbs like this, and the one I drew with my off-hand even came out pretty well. Just did stripes on the other nails, though.