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Latex Mask - How to Make Your Own Face into a Latex Monster Mask? Section 7

Learn from the professional Arnold Goldman of The Monster Makers.

Latex Monster Mask Tutorial Section 7: Steps 33-37
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Step 33:
I start with a jaundiced-looking flesh tone using mask paint. As with the previous demos, I am using a Paasche H to apply the base colour. Since it is all set up I will stick with it for the entire demo and use a new technique that I learned for some of the detailing.
Step 34:
For the diseased areas I spray a brownish colour to act as a background for layering. I turn down the spray to about 50 PSI. For the base colour I usually set it a bit higher at up to 80 PSI. It is hard on the hose but mask paint sometimes needs the extra push since it is a thicker medium than acrylics and inks.
Step 35:
Over the brown I use a sponge to stipple a lightened version of the base colour. This is lightly applied to the high areas of the diseased spots to create a secondary background to accentuate the additional colours that will be overlaid.
Step 36:
Next I start to add some bits of colour to break up the skin tone. These little flecks of colour are splashed on using a chip brush, which is cut in half with your finger running through the brush near the mask. Mask maker extraordinaire Jordu Schell demonstrated this very effective technique at our June seminar. All kinds of subtle colour variations can be easily added this way.
Step 37:
I then go back to the diseased area and begin to stipple additional colours over the highlighted base. Green, red, and yellow are all added to the boils and affected areas. I am starting to really like my Ronnie mask, now! As I think back to all of that valuable latex he poured down the drain, I start to ratchet it up a notch. More puss!
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