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Fire Tutorial for SAI by RayCrystal Fire Tutorial for SAI by RayCrystal
Update on Sept 1st 2013: I remade the tutorial almost completely because the old one kinda sucked. If anyone is interested about the old version it's here: i.imgur.com/VrFRPVE.jpg
Since I get asked about which tool I used a lot, this improved version is done with the basic brush tool.



Whew :faint: tutorials are hard to make...

Anyway, when ~Rustic-Moonlit-Rose commented that the fire in raycrystal.deviantart.com/art/… looks amazing I said that tutorials could help her but she said that there aren't any for Sai really and I noticed that too so I thought I could make one since I like drawing fire :P

So yeah... I hope it's good :)

By the way, I used the watercolor tool (like I always do).
Since people are asking about it, the settings I use are 0 for blending, 50 for dilution, 80 for persistence.


EDIT: Holy f--- O_O I wake up in the morning and what do I find...? 2000 faves!!! +40 watchers more :o I thought this would get around my usual 200... thank you so much guys :D

EDIT2: ...omg. A DD? I can't believe it, oh my god thank you so much!!!! O_O *does not know what to say*
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Given 2011-08-10
Fire Tutorial for SAI by ~RayCrystal Suggesters Words: This is a really helpful tutorial since fire is an important element in the art world, the steps are so easy to follow! ( Suggested by simonsaz3 and Featured by shelldevil )
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LoveAnimals8 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015
Ohh god, I'm drawing a picture right now and I was just stuck on drawing the fire, this helped me SO MUCH, thank you!
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KeHAEa Featured By Owner Edited Jul 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the tutorial! :D 
I used it here: kehaea.deviantart.com/art/Arso…
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epicumbre Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Student Artist
This really helps! I stink at drawing fire...
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Dream-And-Believe Featured By Owner May 24, 2015
This is amazing! Thank you!
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Tarha99 Featured By Owner May 23, 2015
That's a really good tutorial.
It was useful for me, even if I need more practice: tarha99.deviantart.com/art/Die…
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dducke Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is great! Very helpful and a beautiful result, wel done :)
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MisokaKai Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
Yes, thank you so much for the tutorial, it helps a lot!
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Alphaawsm Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
could we get some settings for the normal paint brush please? Or did you just keep you know... Normal?
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chad-spider Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015
Thank you for putting this up! I tried it, and I think I learned something.
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wolfyykidphotos Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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epic fail:D (Big Grin) 
but grat tutor tough!Clap 
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TimeglitchD Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I need more practice, but I think this turned out pretty good! timeglitchd.deviantart.com/art… Thank you!
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DarkLordIvy Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Student General Artist
Fire Alone [Animated] by DarkLordIvy  Thank you for the amazingly helpful tutorial! 8D
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RayCrystal Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I must say that looks darn nice o.o The animation is so realistic too! Great if this was helpful :D
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BlazingDragonLord Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Student General Artist
This is really helpful!
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LugiaLuna Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This was really helpfull! :D  Congrats on the DD! (even though that wasforever ago...)
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Nye-Eclipsion Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for this, even though this was submitted in 2011, I'll be using this method a lot xD
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RayCrystal Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I remade it last year, so it's not thaaaat old in reality :---D great if it's of help!
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zuzu0101 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist
This is amazing tutorial. Thanks a lot!
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:iconquietpeople:
quietpeople Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Student General Artist
This is so great!
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lnfluenze Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg thank you! Ill try this out when I draw Eren's Flaming Titan form.~
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netnin Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
This tutorial is insanely helpful! Thanks for putting it up!
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Santiago0593 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
 Thanks!, I've been looking for something like this, I used your tutorial here :D

 santiago0593.deviantart.com/ar…
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Wyverra Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for sharing it, it's really helpful! :heart:
I have used it here: wyverra.deviantart.com/art/Sha… :)
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BritishDweeb Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
Thank you for the awesome tutorial! :love: Used! britishdweeb.deviantart.com/ar… Thank you! :heart:
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Flipsy529 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
what brushes did u use?
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lFireBlade Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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SushiLion Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Thank you so much!
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Vinailt Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Great tutorial! Very well assembled! \o/
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DeeJaySerenity Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my god this is amazing and really effective! thank you so much
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XenoJaw Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you a lot! This was exactly what i was looking for.~ :happybounce: 
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MeetTheHelperRachel Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Er... Do you need a tablet to make this work properly? ^^
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:iconraycrystal:
RayCrystal Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well yeah, since it's really hard to blend well with a mouse :'D
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MeetTheHelperRachel Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Oh :( I don't have a tablet.
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Kitta-Furen Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What is a "Luminosity" layer? Is it program specific?
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:iconraycrystal:
RayCrystal Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Luminosity is a layer mode which you can choose from a drop box usually near the layers in the program. There are layer modes in at least Sai, Gimp and Photoshop, I'm not sure about other programs ^^;
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Kitta-Furen Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooooh, I see!  Thank you for the clarification!  :meow:
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Lunavix Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used it! 
switchkit.deviantart.com/art/S…

It was really helpful, thanks! :hug: 
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RayCrystal Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It looks really good! glad this helped :D
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Lunavix Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay! Thankyou!
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Sploorky Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
How the hell do you do this
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CaliBolt273 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
So what do you mean by 'soft brush'?? For that did you just lower the density or what?
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RayCrystal Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, lower the density and add blending or just use the watercolor tool, works too.
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Jyoniki Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Great tutorial it helps a lot!
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SilverWingedAdopts Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the tutorial! Really helps!
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celvista Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
And maybe a little bit of blue for the detailed ones :D Great tutorial.. But which brushes did you use? Marker and then pen or..?
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RayCrystal Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The basic Brush tool. It was in the description though ;)
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celvista Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :D
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SurvivorOfMinecraft Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is very helpful! 
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imperial-illusion Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
AWESOME! :D (Big Grin) 
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Saga-Sage Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
Thank you so much! This is very helpful! ^^
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