How To Paint Fire

10 Amazing (and Easy!) Tutorials

Introduction

Painting fire or flames is quite difficult. Every time I tried painting fire, I’d always make a huge mess out of it. The main issue with my paintings was the coloring. I was not able to bring in the proper shades and lighting effects. Of course, that all changed once I went through a few tutorials on how to paint fire. If you’ve been facing similar problems with your fire paintings, you too should consider going through the tutorials I’ve tried. They’re really helpful, and might even teach you a thing or two about proper use of shades and lighting.

The best way to paint fire, is by starting from the bottom, and making your way to the top of the fire. Each layer of the fire has a separate color, and that’s why it’s important to divide these layers and proceed accordingly. Once you’re done with the initial painting, you’ll need to add lighting effects on the surrounding areas caused by the fire. This way, you’ll be able to make your fire painting look more realistic.

Tutorial Number 1 Drawing Wars

Sizzling Campfire on the Beach

Sizzling Campfire on the Beach

Watch as Ryan paints a sizzling hot fire on his canvas using acrylics. This beachside camp fire painting of his is one of the hottest artworks you’ll ever see, both figuratively, and literally. If you look carefully at the finished painting below, you’ll notice how the elegant use of shades and lighting effects makes this painting look so realistic. Ryan also does an amazing job in describing his entire painting process throughout the tutorial, which will be very helpful for learners of all levels.

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Painting Fire with Water

Painting Fire with Water

Water has the ability to conquer fire, both in real life, as well as when it comes to art. In this video tutorial, you’ll get too see how to use amazing watercolor painting techniques and blends to create a beautiful image of a bonfire. The painting starts off with a lot of rough color application. This is then transformed into the amazing painting you see below after adding in the details and necessary color shades.

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A Roaring Bonfire across the Lake

A Roaring Bonfire across the Lake

This is another one of Ryan’s stunning fire paintings, where this time, he ditches the campsite across the beach, and takes his bonfire near a lakeside with a stunning view of the mountains. Although the bonfire is the primary focus of the painting, the surrounding scenery makes it look even more magnificent. This particular tutorial is for intermediate and advanced level artists, who are somewhat skilled with the brush, and have a good understanding of how color blends, and lighting effects work.

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Easy Fire Painting Tutorial using Acrylics

Easy Fire Painting Tutorial using Acrylics

Bring out the flare in your fire painting with this easy to follow, yet amazing acrylic painting tutorial. This painting has all the elements you’d want to see in a fire. Starting from the variation in color at different levels of the flame, to the lighting effect used to highlight different areas of the painting, this artwork has got it all. For a beginner’s level painting tutorial, you can be sure that you’re going to learn a lot from it.

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Breathtaking Fluid Painting of a Raging Fire

Breathtaking Fluid Painting of a Raging Fire

Molly’s fire painting done using the acrylic fluid method is one of the most satisfying things you’ll ever see. The painting itself is an artistic masterpiece that’s been done with utmost precision, and reflects the artist’s creative mindset. Using such pouring methods to paint flames is truly a brilliant idea. The way this method work is ideal for creating the patterns you see in actual flames, making the painting look almost lifelike.

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Gorgeous Landscape with a Golden Campfire

Gorgeous Landscape with a Golden Campfire

This painting tutorial shows you how to create a stunning landscape painting, with a golden campfire as the center focus. The artist, Chuck, uses acrylic paints to create this visually magnificent masterpiece. His approach is subtle, but quite advanced in my opinion. You’ll notice how detailed the entire scenery is, leaving people to wonder what’s the main focus of this painting. But his detailed touch is what makes this artwork so gorgeous.

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Realistic Campfire Painting

Realistic Campfire Painting

If you want to paint a realistic image of a campfire, there are a few things you need to ensure. First and foremost, you need to create a detailed painting of the fire itself, using proper color and shading. Next, you add depth to the painting by ensure lighting effects. Finally, you turn to your background scenery, and work out the areas where your fire might cast its light or shadow. This way, you’ll be able to create a perfect lifelike image of a campfire.

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Simple Technique to Paint Fire

Simple Technique to Paint Fire

In this tutorial for absolute beginners, Cinnamon takes us through her easy process to paint fire. Her painting of a fireplace is somewhere between abstract and semi-realistic. It doesn’t necessarily look that detailed or stunning, but it sure is a decent artwork, one that anyone can create. Although she does show shades in her colors, they’re not that difficult to do. There’s also a lack of detail in her work. But nevertheless, the tutorial is aimed at beginners, and is perfect for them in every way.

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Raging Forest Fire

Raging Forest Fire

This painting does a good job in depicting the horrors of a forest fire. The sky turns orange, the leaves turn to dust, and a reddish-yellow fire rages on, engulfing everything that’s in its path. This artwork is quite remarkable in the sense that although it lacks details, it’s still able to reflect an almost life like scene of an actual forest fire. If you look at the painting below, you’ll notice how much effort has been given in the coloring, which makes this artwork so amazing.

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Vivid Painting of Fire Logs using Oil Pastels

Vivid Painting of Fire Logs using Oil Pastels

This beginner’s guide to drawing a basic bonfire has all the elements you could think of in a painting. From color shades to amazing light effects, this artwork has got it all. Although the use of oil pastels makes the drawing look a bit rough, it’s still a wonderful piece of art. This tutorial is perfect for beginners, especially those who’re not that eager to try working with acrylics or watercolors just yet.

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My husband and I are learning how to draw and paint. We wanted to share this learning process with the world and have fun! That's why we created this blog. We'll have drawing contests every week and you'll decide who won that week! Follow along and learn with us!

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Jimena & Iñigo

The Navarro-Rubios

My husband and I are learning how to draw and paint. We wanted to share this learning process with the world and have fun! That's why we created this blog. We'll have drawing contests every week and you'll decide who won that week! Follow along and learn with us!

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