How to Draw a Forest Fire

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Learn how to draw a great looking Forest Fire with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.

By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a perfect Forest Fire.

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Complete Forest Fire drawing
Complete Forest Fire drawing

A wildfire can tear through miles of forest and even reach suburban and city areas. This forest fire drawing uses yellow, orange and dark red to showcase the wildfire's power.

While some forest fires are accidental, people sometimes start controlled burns to help new plants and trees grow. You could draw a cartoon firefighter in the landscape to help put out the blaze. Make sure they're wearing their safety gear!

This guide shows you how to use contrasting colors, such as yellow and dark red, to create a dramatic atmosphere.

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You can sketch grass on the forest floor for added detail. You won't be able to see the sun or moon in the sky because the wildfire's smoke blocks out the light.

For more easy and fun guides, see the How to Draw a Tsunami or Drought Drawing tutorials.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Forest Fire

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

Forest Fire step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 1

1. Draw the ground with a straight line, then sketch a tall, spindly shape that ends in a point. Use more straight, blocky lines to draw branches jutting out from the tree.

Easy Forest Fire Drawing - Step 2

Forest Fire step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 2

2. Draw a wider and taller tree with more uneven lines that meet in a narrow triangle. Sketch more straight and loosely curved lines for the branches similar to a cartoon heart tree drawing. The branches should look jagged like lightning bolts.

Easy Forest Fire Drawing - Step 3

Forest Fire step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 3

3. Sketch a tall, narrow triangle with no branches to the left. Repeat the previous step for another scrawny tree. Make the branches end in sharp points.

Easy Forest Fire Drawing - Step 4

Forest Fire step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 4

4. Outline the flames behind the trees with loose, curvy triangles. Don't try to make the flames perfect--they should be wild and expressive.

Easy Forest Fire Drawing - Step 5

Forest Fire step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 5

5. Repeat the previous step with taller triangles on the left.

Easy Forest Fire Drawing - Step 6

Forest Fire step-by-step drawing t6utorial: step

6. Repeat the prior step for more flames on the right.

Easy Forest Fire Drawing - Step 7

Forest Fire step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 7

7. Draw the smoke in the background with small loops like the edges of clouds.

Add More Details to Your Forest Fire Picture - Step 8

Forest Fire step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 8

8. Use small triangles and teardrop shapes for the flames on the tree branches.

Complete the Outline of Your Forest Fire Drawing - Step 9

9. Draw specks throughout the drawing to represent sparks.

Outline your cartoon forest fire with black, then use orange and yellow for the flames. Use dark red for the ground, sky and tree trunks and lighter red for the smoke. Make the sparks orange so that they stand out.

Color Your Forest Fire Drawing

Forest Fire step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 11

For a challenge, try coloring your drawing with a gradient. Start with dark red at the bottom of the tree trunks. Add brown at the top, then slowly bring the colors together so that they meet in the middle and blend them in.

Similarly, use dark red for the top of the sky and gradually make it lighter as it approaches the horizon.

For more great landscape drawing tutorials, see the collection of Easy How to Draw Landscape Tutorials.

Easy, step by step Forest Fire drawing tutorial
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