Step 8: Paint It Up!
I started day 2 by working out the eyes. I've seen several other Majora's Masks with eyes that were either too red or too yellow so I spent extra time on these to make sure I got it right. I used "Cadmium Red Light" to blend from a dark orange into the pale yellow that I had applied the day before. After that had a few hours to dry, I freehanded the eyes with a small brush. I actually used a black marker for the outside black ring around the eyes.
After this point, the rest of the mask was all freehand. I VERY CAREFULLY painted the pink and light blue lines first. Then, I used the same light blue paint to make the first of the four color "rings" on the symmetrical areas on the bottom part of the mask.
I spent a good three hours blending paint and drybrushing color onto the eight lower horns. The top two horns were painted with a darker yellow, then a thin layer of brown and finally a layer of black to give them a weathered look. I gave the bottom eight horns a drybrushing with yellow to blend them together completely.
The last thing I did was the two orange sections at the top near the horns, which was simply orange with straight black sections. I gave the entire orange sections a black wash to help them match the dark hue of the mask.
And finally, I have the mask three layers of acrylic lacquer to make it nice and shiny, while making the entire thing scratch and water proof