How to Draw a Fireplace

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Learn how to draw a great looking Fireplace with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial. You can now easily create a beautiful Fireplace drawing.

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Complete Fireplace drawing

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A fireplace is an architectural structure used to hold an open fire within a building. The primary purpose of a fireplace may be heating or cooking. Some are used for blacksmithing or smelting metal. Chimneys often accompany the fireplace to evacuate the smoke.

From early in human history, fireplaces and the mantles surrounding them have often been both decorated and decorative. Sometimes, the fireplace surround might be an elaborate artwork of tile mosaic. Others might feature detailed wood carvings. The guard bar of the andiron, a metal structure used to keep the burning logs from rolling, was often of ornate metalwork. Such decorative fireplaces can be viewed in many of the world's art museums.

Fireplaces were once vital to survival in cold climates. Today, other methods of heating have largely replaced the necessity of the fireplace. Yet, many homes, vacation accommodations, restaurants, or lobbies contain a fireplace for its nostalgia and appeal.

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Fireplaces are often used to create a comfortable, intimate environment. The Cracker Barrel restaurant chain pairs lit fireplaces with antique items in an attempt to capture the atmosphere of a bygone era. Fireplaces are desirable in cabin-style vacation rentals. Other establishments contain false fireplaces that use lights, videos, air-swept cloth, or other means of visually simulating a fire in the fireplace. They may symbolize home, warmth, family, and togetherness. Someone knitting in a rocking chair by a fireplace is a common visual.

Would you like to draw a warm and cozy cartoon fireplace? This easy, step-by-step cartoon drawing tutorial is here to show you how. All you will need is a pencil, pen, or marker and a sheet of paper. You may also wish to color your finished drawing.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Barn, Gingerbread House, and Cartoon Castle.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Fireplace

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How to Draw a Great Looking Fireplace for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1

How to Draw a Fireplace Step 01

1. Begin by drawing the mantle of the fireplace. First, draw a narrow, horizontal, inverted trapezoid, its longest line at the top. Within it, draw a smaller inverted trapezoid. Finally, draw another smaller trapezoid beneath the first, sharing one line.

Easy Fireplace Drawing - Step 2

How to Draw a Fireplace Step 02

2. Extend two long straight lines downward from the ends of the mantle. Connect them at the bottom by drawing another narrow inverted trapezoid. This forms the top of the hearth.

Easy Fireplace Drawing - Step 3

How to Draw a Fireplace Step 03

3. Draw two more narrow, inverted trapezoids to continue the hearth. Each trapezoid should be longer than the one above it.

Easy Fireplace Drawing - Step 4

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4. Next, draw the surround and the firebox opening. Extend two straight lines upward from the hearth, and connect them with a curved line. Inside this shape, extend two more straight lines upward from the hearth and connect them with a curved line. From the base of these lines, extend two straight lines slanted at opposite diagonal angles. Connect them with a straight line. Then, extend a straight line upward from each, and connect them at the top with a curved line.

Easy Fireplace Drawing - Step 5

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5. Draw firewood inside the fireplace. Use curved lines to outline the irregular shape of the wood. Connect the ends of each line with a jagged line. Then, draw another curved or jagged line to indicate the cut end of the wood.

Easy Fireplace Drawing - Step 6

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6. Erase as necessary, then texture the wood with straight lines to indicate the bark. Draw curved lines along the cut ends of each piece.

Easy Fireplace Drawing - Step 7

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7. Draw the flame. Use curved lines of various lengths that meet at sharp points to enclose the ephemeral shape.

Add More Details to Your Fireplace Picture - Step 8

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8. Texture the flames with curved lines and sets of lines that meet at points.

Complete the Outline of Your Fireplace Drawing - Step 9

How to Draw a Fireplace Step 09

9. Draw the bricks of the jambs, pilasters, or legs. Draw straight horizontal lines, and connect them with straight vertical lines.

Color Your Fireplace Drawing

How to Draw a Fireplace Step 10

Color your cartoon fireplace. Red brick, brown wood, and white marble are common fireplace attributes.

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