Back to the base! After establishing all the lighter colors, I had one last thing to do before the darks were added. That is, a bit of yellow white mixed with the fluorescent yellow for the base of the hot coals.
I used the fluorescent orange as a transparent glaze over that light color.
I mixed in a bit of red with that orange, and did more glazes. Then I used a reddish brown to re-work the coals, and tighten up the reflected light on the anvil.
Now some black is mixed in with the red/brown, and the coals are darkened further.
Time to start glazing the whole thing! Darks are spread around everywhere, but the forge is the most important, in order to set up the big time contrast...
This shows some of the washes and glazes on the rest of the base.
To me, the best way to show soot and ash was to break out the weathering powders! I did a light grey ash color on the base and on the anvil, but a tan mix on the light part of the bricks.
I saved the black soot for last, and tried to be smart with it. Too much would ruin everything I had tried to set up until that point.
I tried to make a bit of a 'path' from the forge to the anvil with the black soot.
Then it was time to finish off the miniature! Stay tuned for a step by step on that!