How To Draw Fire - Draw Central

How To Draw Fire

Today we’ll be learning how to draw fire. This tutorial has been requested a few times by several of you, and it has just taken me a while to be able to get to it. I’ve taken a slightly cartoonish approach to drawing fire, so this tutorial should be easily done by artists of every skill level.

Let’s get going!

The first step in drawing fire is to draw the base of the fire where the flames will emanate from. In this case, we’ll be drawing a simple circle.

Using this circle as a sort of foundation, draw a couple curved lines extending upward is a very flowing fashion.

Next, repeat the same process on the other side of the circle. Don’t mirror the first side though. Change up the pattern of your lines to give your fire a more organic look.

Fill in the empty space between the two sides of the flame with a few more flowing lines, and erase the outline of the circle.

To give your fire a little depth, draw a few more small flames peeking out from behind the main drawing.

Next, draw smaller versions of the flames inside the larger one. Do this about two or three times, making each one smaller than the last.

Finally, color your fire with a few warm, bright shades.

Usually, fire gets lighter as it moves toward the center, so make each smaller version of the flame a little brighter than the last. The center of the flame should be nearly white.

And that’s that. I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial!