- Step 1: Create framework Draw an ellipse the size you’ve determined for your finished flame drawing.
- Step 2: Add primary flame Draw a tear-shape from the top of the ellipse to the base, centering it within the shape.
- Step 3: Add flame spikes Create three or more flame spikes toward the top of the tear shape, making sure the center spike is tallest.
- TIP: Flames are a dynamic force. Try to capture the feel of action by elongating the spikes.
- Step 4: Add flame layers Duplicate the spikes just inside the original spike lines to add inner flames. Repeat the step to create three flame layers.
- TIP: Stand-alone sparks coming off flame tips create a flicker effect.
- Step 5: Erase guidelines and add shading Erase your guidelines and shade the flames near the bottom. Now, use your imagination to create some super hot images and designs.
- FACT: Did you know? President John F. Kennedy's grave at Arlington National Cemetery is marked by an eternal flame.
You Will Need
- A graphite pencil
- An erase