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How to Draw a Campfire

how to draw a campfire

If you’re looking for an easy way to learn how to draw a campfire, you’ve come to the right spot. Follow our step-by-step tutorial, and you’ll soon catch a campfire’s warm and magical vibe with just a few simple strokes.

Get your materials ready and dive into the world of creative drawing!

Difficult level Intermediate
Estimate time 30 minutes
Drawing materials Pen, Marker, Crayon
Painting materials Color pencil, Pastel
Surfaces materials Paper

How to Draw a Campfire – Step by Step

Step 1: Sketch the outline of the campfire

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1. Firstly, you need to sketch the frame of the campfire. Then, shade each part of it with simple shading techniques. This step helps you quickly identify where everything is located.

Here, there are three main parts. Start shading an oval to represent the rock base, another layer of shadowing for the logs, and a drop-alike one for the flame on the top.

2. Make everything clear with your pen or pencil. Refer to our image for a quick sketch of basic blocks for each element.

3. From these blocks, refine by adding more details to make them realistic.

  • For the flame, draw a smaller one within the initial flame shape.
  • For the logs, add light lines and curves to picture the bark texture
  • For the rocks, make them random sizes and shapes to gain a more natural look.

Step 2: It’s time for coloring and shading

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Have you got the perfect pencil sketch of your campfire? Let’s move on to the next exciting part of applying colors and shading.

4. Begin by filling in the flames with warm tones. Here, we chose orange for the larger part and yellow for the smaller one.

5. Next, use light shades of brown to represent the wood. For the rocks, gray is the perfect hue. And don’t forget to shade a darker brown for the sand area among the logs and rocks.

6. Well, a beautiful campfire just appears in front of your eyes. But you can make it more natural-looking and charming by adding some soft shading on the surface of each element to represent the glowing embers.


Congratulations! You have successfully drawn the campfire of your dream. But don’t let it be lonely in the middle of your page. Try adding a simple tent, a background of green grasses and trees, mountains, fireflies, and more to create a pretty scene of camping in the woods.

Drawing is a personal and creative process, so feel free to experiment and add your own artistic flair to the campfire.

If you’ve found this tutorial helpful and enjoyable, show it to your kids or anyone obsessed with nature context. Spread the joy and happy drawing!

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