How to Draw Fire in Procreate

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Learn how to draw fire in Procreate!

In this live tutorial, I’ll be teaching you how to draw fire in Procreate! I’ll show you two ways to draw flames: a super simple method using a built-in Procreate brush and a more painterly flame effect. I’ll also show you how to create a glowing effect using gaussian blur and blend modes. Then learn even more about adding a background and shading as I walk you through how to draw this complete campfire illustration. 

Canvas Size Used: 3800×2800 Pixels

BRUSHES USED

All brushes used to draw the campfire illustration are from Gouache Paintbox, unless otherwise noted below.
  • Sketch: Sketching Pencil from Pencil Box
  • Fire style 1: Flames from the Elements set (built-in Procreate brush)
  • Fire style 2: Painty Round
  • Logs & rock shapes: Painty Round
  • Rock texture: Dotty Gouache Grain
  • Dirt & sky texture: Soft Gouache Grain
  • Stars: Detail Liner

I created this set of gouache brushes to replicate the unique style of midcentury-era illustrators such as Mary Blair. These illustration brushes feature loads of randomized texture to give the effect of real gouache paint on a brush. Brushes have built-in inconsistencies, resulting in a very natural, hand-painted look.

Artwork made in this Tutorial

Join me for more livestream drawing

Stay tuned for more live draw videos where we can hang and draw together, I can answer your questions, and show you some cool Procreate tips and tricks!  

Where to Watch

Watch on Instagram: @bardotbrush
Watch on Facebook in the Procreate Community and Making Art Everyday // Bardot Brush Groups.

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