Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Cranky Dog

Flame reference

Recommended Posts

Recently caught this on TV, the Slow Mo Guys filmed a home made fire tornado in 4K. It's quite hypnotic.
 



Seeing a few of the screen captures going around, in my mind it became *the* flame reference for so many subjects.
Fire-Tornado-close.png

Screen-Shot-2015-11-24-at-2.05.17-PM.png

 

It also made me realize something that's been bugging me about the clear plastic fire elementals. They should be a far lighter orange, near yellow even instead of that dark reddish orange.

Edited by Cranky Dog
  • Like 15

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good example of why I dislike the idea that flames should always be painted yellow to red (or even to black), it over-simplifies an exceedingly complex and highly subjective subject. I spend a lot of time watching the flames in my woodstove :) My efreet didn't turn out very good, but it was based on lots of observation and study of the subject.

 

And for the love of Pete, don't paint them French's yellow mustard to ketchup. Saffron Sunset is almost your highlight, a reddish yellow. Stick to yellowish reds ("oranges") and then straight into reddish browns.

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is why I almost always paint magic blue flames. Or necrotic green flames. "A wizard did it." Done, and done.

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...