The process you work out here is smooth and understandable. I enjoy how you put in the complementary colours as well, so people will understand more fully that a fire is not just formed through shades of orange.
Well, fire tutorials aren't very original. However, what strikes this as original could be the way you also added symbols. The way you draw fire is elegant.
I really love the way you draw flames, with the intricate and elegant flames reaching up towards the sky. As science always says, heat rises! I wouldn't wanna see the flames actually going down. My whole education would have been a lie then. Anyway, the way you work out the process of drawing the fire is truly extravagant. You bring the fire to life through the way you draw it, starting as a simple sketch to a gorgeous blaze. I especially love the specks of flame that add to the atmosphere of the finalized picture. The ring of flame adds to the lighting in the picture, and this makes the artwork have life breathed into it.
Well, the picture definitely did not have a striking impact on my life. However, when you look at the finalized picture, you can practically hear the crackling of the flame burning the wood. I find it extremely well-done how you breathe such life into this picture. Despite the fierce nature of fire, you make it appear soothing, much like a camp fire. I enjoy the tone and quality of the way you lay this out, and it certainly does make you feel the warmth of the fire.
I can see how you went step by step, but you really didn't show HOW to do anything. Draw lineart, now use brushes, and then you tell people to go research online how to do the 3rd step... so your idea of teaching someone a technique is telling them to go somewhere else and figure it out? At the end you say to add smoke, sparks, ground and everything, but not once did you even give a hint as to HOW. I've been using Photoshop since the late 90's, so I figured it out after some trial and error, but any rookie would be utterly lost. That being said, it is a great technique, and I would love to see the steps explained a little more in depth if possible.
Sorry, but I can't help but say that red and yellow in relation to orange is not complementary in a artist terminology sense...it's analogous. Sorry, just, analogous colour schemes are my favourites, and it sort of bristles me to see the wrong word used here ><