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How to Paint Realistic Flames

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Hello, my name is Jacklyn Laflamme, and I'm a professional artist with JacklynLaflamme.com. In this clip, I'm going to show you how to paint realistic flames. You will need canvas. You will need paint. You will need paintbrushes. You will need a paint palette. We're going to start off by dipping our brush into some orange, and we're just going to take the brush, and start at the bottom of the canvas, and just bring our brush up like this. We're just going to kind of do like a little swirl. You want to try to picture in your head like how a flame comes up. They're very free-formed, and they just kind of come up, and you can almost like wisp the paint. You don't want to put too much pressure on the brush as you're coming up, and then you get that little wispy feel at the top. Then you want to dip your paint in a little bit darker red, and then you can just start putting in some details at the bottom, and just kind of blending the orange and the red together. Just, very light touch on the brush again, and you can see how, when you add the red, you just start to get a little bit more detail, and the flame just comes more to life. You can just continue doing that, little bit of red. If you want to highlight the tops of the flames, you want to go with a little bit of a lighter color. So, we're going to go with a little bit of a yellow, and just start doing the same brush stroke. We still had a little bit of red on the brush, and we're just going to keep going in this fashion, and just pulling up that color to create the flames. Again, just moving your brush as you go. And the last detail you want to do is just take a little bit of royal blue, and just add a little touch of royal blue at the bottom. And when you get that done, you will have your realistic flame. This is Jacklyn Laflamme, thank you for watching.

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