Step 4: Painting

Picture of Painting
Painting a latex mask is pretty rewarding.  You can paint over and over until you get what you want.  I don't know how to use an airbrush, but if I did, the texture on this thing would have been even better! 

You need special paints or at least a latex base to mix with your paints for latex masks.  Again, Monster Makers has a great selection of supplies to get you going.

I had a hard time getting a nice balance between a warm flesh tone, and an old wizard pallor.  You can see I started with a slick coating of flesh tone, and painted in some dark shadows.  Next I added veins and liver spots to really add some aging.  I didn't get too detailed, but tried to hit it just enough for some realism.