Painting with fire creates some really beautiful art

Illustration for article titled Painting with fire creates some really beautiful art

Sure, you're not supposed to play with fire but what about painting with fire? That's what artist Steve Spazuk does. He uses flames and smoke to create beautiful artwork with images that are literally burned in. Spazuk employs other tools like feather brushes and x-acto knives but his artwork begins with fire. Pretty neat.

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You can see more of Spazuk's work here.

Illustration for article titled Painting with fire creates some really beautiful art
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Illustration for article titled Painting with fire creates some really beautiful art
Illustration for article titled Painting with fire creates some really beautiful art
Illustration for article titled Painting with fire creates some really beautiful art
Illustration for article titled Painting with fire creates some really beautiful art
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Here's a short on how he does it:

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"For the past 14 years, Steve Spazuk has developed and perfected a unique technique that allows him to use the flame of a candle or the flame of a torch as a pencil to create his paintings with trails of soot. Using various tools, he intuitively sculpt the plumes of soot left behind in response to the shapes that appear on the canvas."

You can follow him on Facebook and his site.


This is part of a series in which we are featuring really cool 2D or 3D illustrations and animations. If you are an illustrator or animator with high quality work, please drop me a line here.

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rspkers
MassDeffect

This is cool, but he still uses paint. All he does is burn the paper, paint over the burn to force a silhouette and paint the rest of the details in. I know I'm being too critical, but I guess I was kind of hoping his work uses nothing but fire. That would have been really impressive.