Painting Campfire

Painting Campfire

By Karen Bonaker

Learn how to create your own interpretation of Campfire by Bob Ross. During this 30-minute tutorial, Painter Master Elite Karen Bonaker provides detailed instructions on how to use Painter and the Campfire brush pack to paint a nighttime forest scene. You will learn how to texturize your background using the Interactive Gradient tool and Express Paint feature and then add foliage, trees, a pond, a cowboy figure and finally the campfire itself.

The Campfire brush pack, endorsed by Bob Ross Inc.©, includes 15 brushes that are compatible with Painter 2018+. Some of the brushes demonstrated in this tutorial are Fire Trees, Lodgepole, Oil Brush Texturizer, 2-inch Blender, Fire Foliage, Leaning Trees, Campfire Glow and Campfire Sparks.

Before you get started, download the FREE Mystic Mountain color set and mixer pad image. And if you’re looking for more inspiration, visit our Mystic Mountain art gallery to see what other Painter artists have created, and upload your own masterpiece!

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