Drawing Flames with Colored Pencils

Drawing Flames with Colored Pencils

Drawing Flames with Colored Pencils Tutorial

Drawing Flames with Colored Pencils

Experimentation is part of the learning process with colored pencils and all other art forms. You can take all the classes you can find and do all the tutorials you can buy, but the absolute best way to learn how to draw something is to just jump in and draw it.

More about Drawing Flames with Colored Pencils

Carrie has been drawing and painting for over 50 years. She knows from personal experience the value of trying new things. But in over 50 years of creating portraits and landscapes, she’s never drawn a campfire.

Until now.

“I had no idea how the process would work, or how the artwork would turn out, but it sounded like fun,” Carrie says. “I jumped in with both feet.”

And you can, too, with the Drawing Flames with Colored Pencils tutorial.

In this tutorial, Carrie introduces you to a combination of things you may not have tried before. Things you may not have realized you can do with colored pencils.

Pastelmat, Powder Blender, and Titanium White mixture may be familiar to you. But when is the last time you used them to duplicate an oil painting process? Oil painters have been using the three-step method for years. Does it work with colored pencils? Carrie says, “Yes! Absolutely!”

She shows you how with this bright and lively new tutorial.

Learn How to:

Make stunning colored pencil paintings using the same three-step method many oil painters use

Create a rich, black background

Draw open flames

Develop soft color and value transitions

Use Powder Blender and ACP Textured Fixatives

Skill Level

This is an Advanced Level tutorial

Any artist at any level can successfully complete this tutorial if they already have a good understanding of layering and blending, and how to use different levels of pressure to create different affects.

But there is no line drawing with this tutorial, which is one of the reasons it’s listed as an advanced tutorial. It does contain a full color chart (including color names) so you can match colors if you don’t use Faber-Castell Polychromos.

Sanded art paper is required. White Pastelmat is preferred, but you can complete this project successfully on any sanded art paper. However, your results may vary.

All tutorials are available as digital downloads only.

About Carrie L. Lewis: Carrie has been painting and drawing for over 50 years. She sold her first horse portrait at the age of seventeen and has been creating beautifully detailed portraits of horses for clients all over the United States ever since. In the late 1990s, Carrie began doing more colored pencil work, which is now her primary medium. Her favorite subjects are still horses, but she now also draws landscapes. She is a current member of the Colored Pencil Society of America, and publishes the monthly e-zine for colored pencil artists, CP Magic!