Catching Fire – Procreate Painting Demo

Catching Fire - Procreate Painting Demo
Catching Fire - Procreate Painting Demo
Catching Fire – Procreate Painting Demo

Catching Fire. Heavily referenced by Katniss, however she is not supposed to look like her. Anyways, this post is all about using and manipulating fire in a digital painting. Painting was done on an iPad Pro, using Apple Pencil and procreate app, but the process can be applied in photoshop as well.

Since it starts as a simple portrait, I will explain rather quickly the first steps and go straight to the fire part.

Portrait painting steps
Portrait painting steps

So, I start off blocking in the shapes, adding details, adding color and blending everything together. When the portrait is pretty much ok, I add the flames. (You can get the brushes here)

Then I need to add the fire. Notice that when I firstly stamp the flame, it is monochromatic.

Using Fire Brushes 1
Using Fire Brushes 1

However, there is a blog post explaining in detail how I make flames look realistic. When I achieve the desired effect, I use the move tool to place them in the painting. I also adjust the colors, so that they look like they are part of the portrait.

Using Fire Brushes 2
Using Fire Brushes 2

Then using the smudge tool, i do some overpainting to blend the fire into the artwork. Some further color corrections too. 🙂

Using Fire Brushes 3
Using Fire Brushes 3

And it’s done! As always you can watch the time lapse video on YouTube. See you soon guys!

Did you like this article? Share it!

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on email

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Articles

For questions or business inquiries

Get In Touch

You can also follow me on my social media!