Step 5: Painting
I started with some reds, pinks and purples to put basic colour into the mouth. i then used some cream, green and orange to put down some very basic colour shapes and patterns.
Then I switched to straight paint and ink, adding very thin layers of colour and building them up. Browns, reds and black were added to enhance the shapes. Finally i used the airbrush, and very fine brushes to add in the major colour areas.
The mask will need final retouching once all the dreads are in place.