How to Draw a Fireplace?
Adding a fireplace to your home can be a nice touch, especially if you love the warmth it brings. A fireplace is also useful in the winter when the chill is in the air. It can be a way to heat up a room and roast marshmallows, too. You can decorate your fireplace to fit your own style and theme. There are many different kinds of fireplaces, but some common elements are the opening, the grate, the fireplace itself, and the accessories that surround it.
(Looking for gas log fireplace repair? Contact us today!)
Creating a fireplace is a relatively easy task. Depending on your artistic skills, you can choose to draw one from scratch or use a kit. The materials that you choose for your fire drawing will depend on the size and aesthetics that you want to achieve. If you’re working on a small drawing, you might choose to use larger stones. It’s possible to make a fireplace using only graph paper and a pencil, but it’s best to use more than one material to add a more realistic feel.
You can do a simple doodle of the fireplace itself or you can create a detailed drawing, complete with an outline. To draw the actual fireplace, you will need to draw horizontal lines to create brickwork surrounding the flames. For the defining lines, you can follow the natural curves of the existing lines.
In terms of the aforementioned doodle, you should also include a firebox and a fireplace grate. The grate will help add realism to the fireplace while the vertical lines will give it a more realistic appearance. You should also add a mantel and a few small sparks or embers. You can also add other elements such as Christmas stockings or a container of firewood.
While you’re at it, you may want to color your fire drawing with warm colors such as orange, yellow, and red. You can use a white pencil to add some additional three-dimensional effects to the fire. You might even consider shading the flames to add depth and contrast. The smoke isn’t as visible as the flames and is slightly lighter.
While you’re at it, don’t forget to include the aforementioned wavy lines. These represent the gases that are emitted when the fire is burning. They also are a fun addition to your fireplace drawing.
For a more complicated drawing, you may want to opt for a brush or pen to draw the flames. You can also try blending the colors with a graphic tablet. You can even add some digital erasers to your toolkit if you’re an Adobe Fresco user.
The best part about this process is that you can do a little editing along the way. Taking the time to draw the fireplace the right way will give you a finished product that you’re proud of. You can also use a white pencil to add more of a hot glow to the fire. There are several other tricks that you can apply to the drawing, such as adding a glow on a nearby surface to further increase the realism of the fire.