How To Draw Flames

Yes, I admit. To draw flames may not be so easy. But after you see and learn some simple techniques I am showing here, you will draw whatever flames you like.

We are going to draw 2 simple pictures of flames.

First drawing is a small campfire that I made only by pencil and the second is a symbolic fire or symbolic flame drawing in color.

Actually the second one is quite popular.

You can find similar paintings on cars and motorbikes.

It may symbolize heat and speed. It’s a kind of cartoon expression anyway. You are going to love this!



How To Draw Flames
Step By Step

click the image to enlarge

Let’s take a closer look at this picture. Maybe someone told you that to draw flames of a campfire is difficult. Today, you are going to make your own perfect campfire drawing!

Drawing flames with pencil

click the image to enlarge

Draw an ellipse. Ellipse represents the size of the flames or fire. Into the same ellipse, draw a couple of flames.

Yes, I know, now these “flames” look rather like seaweeds but just keep on drawing and follow my instructions.

Drawing flames with pencil

click the image to enlarge

Hold your pencil tilted and draw some shade into the flames.

Drawing flames with pencil

click the image to enlarge

Here you can add - draw more flames into the picture so it will look more realistic.

Drawing flames with pencil

click the image to enlarge

Draw again more flames especially on the bottom the fire. Do this by holding your pencil tilted.

When you draw flames by pencil, it is good to draw the fire darker in the bottom and lighter towards the top.

I encourage you to use your fantasy and add as many flames as you feel necessary.

Now make some sharper rough pencil contours of each flame. Draw it like a quick sketch.

Drawing flames with pencil

click the image to enlarge

Let’s sketch - outline some firewood under the flames. The shapes and size of the wood doesn’t really matter much, play with it, and use your fantasy.

Drawing flames with pencil

click the image to enlarge

Work out the firewood so that it looks like a wood. Erase the ellipse remaining from initial drawing.

Now you are ready to add this fire a little realistic look. A campfire is supposed to be enjoyed at night, so the surroundings are also supposed to be dark.

By slightly tilted pencil, draw a circle of light around the flames, first only by very weak pencil strokes.

Direction of pencil strokes should be oriented out of the fire.

Drawing flames with pencil

click the image to enlarge

Now just draw more pencil strokes over the previous layer and gradually darken the outer part of the picture. Good! Now, you have not only learned ho to draw flames but also how to draw a campfire at night.





Draw Flames for Decoration

click the image to enlarge

These types of flames are quite trendy among car and motorbike lovers. Actually these flames are much easier to draw than the previous campfire flames.

How to draw decoration flames step by step

click the image to enlarge

Again, draw an ellipse. This ellipse is a guideline or guide-ellipse into which you are going to draw the flames.

Hold your pencil tilted and begin to draw simple wider lines as you see on the picture.

How to draw decoration flames step by step

click the image to enlarge

Just draw flames - draw more branches on the main flame legs that would fit into the ellipse. You don't need to exactly copy my drawing, but rather try to draw your own fantasy.

How to draw decoration flames step by step

click the image to enlarge

Here you are going to decide the final shape and width of each flame. Simply draw the outline contours in similar fashion as on this picture.

Experiment also with your own creativity if possible.

How to draw decoration flames step by step

click the image to enlarge

Gently erase the whole drawing, but not completely. Leave very weak outlines of the flames.

How to draw decoration flames step by step

click the image to enlarge

Now, take a red pencil and draw flames again over the formerly erased contours. After you are done, erase all the rest of the pencil lines.

How to draw decoration flames step by step

click the image to enlarge

Draw the lower half of flames in yellow.

How to draw decoration flames step by step

click the image to enlarge

The tip of the flames will be in red. Enlarge the picture to see how the red gradually fades into the yellow.

How to draw decoration flames step by step

click the image to enlarge

Now your drawing looks like real hot flames! You can finish your flames drawing at this point or…

click the image to enlarge

….draw a black pencil contour accent around the flames.



Visitors Personal Gallery Pages

Please see and enjoy the following collection of personal galleries. We all believe you will have a lot of fun. Observing other’s art work is always, always very inspirational. You may get some new ideas for your own drawings.

Portraits of Dogs by Lynn

Realistic Portraits by Andy Leslie

Portrait Drawings by Lela Stankovic

Various Drawings by Betty Chavis

Original sketches by Nadia Velasquez

Beautiful Artwork by Bill Richards

Cute Drawings by Christie

Manga Drawings by Chi

Portrait Drawings by Evan

Various Drawings by Sabariah

Various Drawings by Sunnu Golwalla

Various Drawings by Amberlynn

Various Drawings by Anne Burgoyne

Various Drawings by Carly

Portrait Drawings by Bud Norris

Portrait Drawings by Mahendran

Scenery Drawings by Phil Edmondson

Portrait Drawings by Stacey

Manga and Fantasy by Lee Henrik

Manga Sketches by Paul Rowan

Various Drawings by D. Fox

Original Pokemons by Johan

Original Manga by Grace

Cute Little Sketches by Gwen

Creative Anime by Celia

Various Drawings by Taylor Sligowski

Various Sketches by Amanda

Fantasy Drawings by Melissa

Various Drawings by Steven Chesley

Various Drawings by Maciej Michalak

Various Drawings by Aiswariya Pramod

Manga Drawings by Andrea

Original Artwork by Richa Kotriwala

Various Drawings by Sandy Lange

Cartoon Drawings by Dipanjan Dey

Cartoon Drawings by Dhrubo2002

Ballpen Drawings by Shehbaaz Baurtally

Emma Adams Cartoon Sketches Gallery

Sonali Ghosh Illustrations Gallery

Rupshya Dilipraj Artwork Gallery


Theme Based Visitors Galleries

The following Theme Based Galleries are a collection of selected drawings from various authors based on a certain theme. I would like you to get as much inspiration as possible for your own drawings.


  And Now It's Your Turn
SHARE YOUR DRAWINGS

Select The Category and Follow The Uploading Instructions

Share your own drawings, sketches or doodles by choosing a suitable category below. You will be guided to the uploading process step by step.


  1. Home
  2. Draw Flames

Latest Visitor's Drawings

  1. Imaginary art: a place of tranquillity

    Apr 19, 21 03:08 AM

    Here it is not direct pen art since I made plans especially for the buildings. Sometimes Am confused as to whether I will share here or in nature section..Because

    see the drawings

  2. Theatrical masks

    Apr 18, 21 10:13 PM

    Nothing is permanent..neither happiness nor sadness..!!

    see the drawings

  3. Imaginary art: abandoned house

    Apr 18, 21 10:08 PM

    This type of scene is common in Mauritius, especially where sugar factories have been closed. So there are many small houses resembling each other. And

    see the drawings

  4. Coloring Pages for Kids

    Apr 17, 21 08:41 AM

    Downloadcoloring pages for kids and have a good time. Adding new content every week, so check it regularly.

    see the drawings

  5. Imaginary art: near a small hill

    Apr 16, 21 03:54 AM

    Ballpoint pen art. This type of place exist not far from my village. But here it is different. As you see, it has a sense of realism. I like that my

    see the drawings

  6. cute puppy

    Apr 14, 21 09:22 PM

    this dog reminds me of the dog from a movie, so i drew it in cartoon.

    see the drawings

  7. Drawing of Ganesh

    Apr 14, 21 09:21 PM

    Ganesh is most worshiped deity in Hindu pantheon. He is the god of beginning. That’s why I draw his image to symbolize start of the new year 2078 in Nepal

    see the drawings

  8. Angel island

    Apr 14, 21 01:25 AM

    This art piece has a combination of all possible art like I. Unicorns 2. Black shadow drawing of a park 3. An imaginary house on a tree 4.Flowing river

    see the drawings

  9. Imaginary art: Far from crowded cities

    Apr 13, 21 07:48 AM

    Art is like an ocean where we never see its bottom. I always feel that am still a beginner because the more I practice, the more I learn new things...Even

    see the drawings

  10. Imaginary art: peaceful place

    Apr 13, 21 02:16 AM

    Imaginary art with a ballpoint pen. The same pen is below the art. It is a black Nataraj 1.0mm pen. So as usual, with most of my imaginary art, I go

    see the drawings

  11. Shiv-Shakti

    Apr 12, 21 09:23 PM

    both God Mahadev and Goddess Durga together...

    see the drawings

  12. Prince Philip

    Apr 12, 21 09:19 PM

    This is my method of drawing Prince Philip (who died yesterday at the age of 99 2 months before his 100th birthday) on Microsoft Paint. He was born on

    see the drawings

  13. Imaginary art: colourful nature

    Apr 12, 21 08:41 PM

    With ballpoint pens.

    see the drawings

  14. Imaginary art: An old administrative building

    Apr 10, 21 06:45 AM

    As usual, it's a direct pen art.

    see the drawings

  15. Imaginary art: waterfall

    Apr 09, 21 04:00 AM

    So here is a small imaginary art depicting a waterfall in a forest. A scene which we all love.

    see the drawings