The tentacles are finished on the demon so last night I sat down and had a painting party. I wanted to have a mottled skin look so I used three washes: "Blush" which is the same color as the clay. "Adobe Red", and "Plum" which is purple. Each used a formula of 2 parts retarder to 1 part acrylic paint. They were applied with a mop brush.
1. The entire figure was wet-down with the blush wash.
2. The Red wash was stippled into the first wash.
3. I kept going back and forth with these stippling them until I had a mottled surface.
4. The plum color was stippled into the surface sparingly.
5. More layers of the blush wash were then added as needed to tone down the plumb.
6. Spots were added to the back, tentacles, and face using plum and blush.
Once the paint dried, the entire figure was covered with Translucent Liquid Sculpy and cured with the heat gun so the skin has a see-through layer on top of the painting. The final step is to cover the tentacles with Sculpy Glaze which is allowed to puddle and will harden as drips on the tentacles.
The child is done with an Adobe Red and retarder wash, drybrush accents of Adode Red on the cheeks, nose, etc., and some shadowing around the eyes.
They will dry the rest of the day then on to costuming.
I would be happy to recreate the paint job with pictures if anyone out there asks.
Have a great day!