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How to Draw Fire

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Just follow the basic steps and you will be on your way to drawing awesome flames!


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Now let's get started with the fire
step by step drawing tutorial.

Fire Drawing Tutorial Part 1:
Begin by lightly sketching a teardrop shapes "U" to give the general shape of your overall fire.

Fire Drawing Tutorial Part 2:
Draw the first flame by making a fish hook shape.

Fire Drawing Tutorial Part 3:
Sketch the flame's edge curves to the right and left of your fish hook shape. The curves should connect to the top of the fish hook shape.

Fire Drawing Tutorial Part 4:
Attach more of the same type of flames to the right and left. Make these flames smaller.

Fire Drawing Tutorial Part 5:
Shape the bottom of your fire as shown.

Fire Drawing Tutorial Part 6:
Erase your sketch lines and refine your fire.

Fire Drawing Tutorial Part 7:
Add some leaping flames using the same basic technique of sketching a "U" or fish hook shape and connecting curves to the sides.

Fire Drawing Tutorial Part 8:

Add some smaller leaping flames.

Fire Drawing Tutorial Part 9:

Coloring your flames: Depending on the type of art materials you are using, you may be able to start with the red and work towards the lighter orange and yellow, or you may need to start with the yellow and then orange and then red.


Lightly color your flames red with colored pencil, crayon or marker.

Fire Drawing Tutorial Part 10:

Blend in orange to your flames with colored pencil, crayon or marker.

Fire Drawing Tutorial Part 11:

Add yellow to the tips of your flames.

Fire Drawing Tutorial Part 12:
Or color your flames blue and purple with colored pencil, crayon or marker.

Fire Drawing Tutorial Part 13:
Or color your flames green and blue with colored pencil, crayon or marker.

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"How to Draw Fire!"

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