Thanks, honestly I think it was luck more than anything. I tried we blending from yellow through orange to red, which mostly ended up as an orange rather than a blend. I meant to lightly dry brush some black on the tips and didn’t take enough paint off .
The centre of the sword with the runes is a bazillion layers of white and yellow and mixes of white & yellow as I decided it didn’t look quite right so painted over it again. Can’t tell you how many times I picked out the runes in white decided it was too much, glazed then yellow, then picked them out in white again. Then went over the surrounding area again, which in turn would cause another cycle over the runes.
I think the final thing is something like pure yellow round the edge of the runes, pure white in the runes, a glaze of very light yellow (mix of the yellow and white) over the runes (cause I would catch the hard edges with the white & it looked wrong), then white in the runes again (being careful not to hit the vertical edges). Although this is over many other layers, so fuck knows if I’ll be able to pull it off again.
I was using Sorastro’s video as a rough guide, he does it in far fewer steps than me, and repeatable.