Painting flames is actually pretty easy once you have a clear understanding of directional light sources and how to achieve the effect! Read on to get your realistic flame game on!
Before you begin here are the colours you need:
- Emerald 1
- Turquoise 5
- Emerald 5
- Transparent Black
To begin , have your flame area based in white.
Work up the gradients from Emerald 1 - Emerald 5 + Turquoise 5 Mix - Emerald 5 + Turquoise 5 + Transparent Black mix - Black.
This should be done in a flat way with no regard for the contours and volumes of the flame. Think of it as hitting the colours on a flat piece of paper.
When you reach black, spray black downwards in a zenithal spray. Hitting all the raised areas.
The final step is to use Turquoise 1 to spray at an angle from where the flames originate to give the illusion of light being emitted from the area. Finish off with a pure white spray from the origin of the flame if desired.