ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How to Draw a Fireplace

Updated on May 24, 2013

Even if You Think You Have Absolutely No Drawing Ability, You Can Learn to Draw This Simple Fireplace

There are a lot of good things about a fireplace. People seem to gravitate towards a fireplace and spend long hours in their glimmering light and warming glow. There must be something deep within people that seems to draw us to this magical place.

I grew up in the midwestern US, in a rather cold part of the country where winter lasted about 8 months - it sure seemed longer than that! In my childhood home, we had a fireplace but it was sealed off when I was very young and replaced with a central heating system. After that, it just wasn't the same gathering folks around the furnace.

After I went away to school, I settled in South Texas. I remember looking for our first home and, because I had missed out on a fireplace as a kid, one of my requirements was a fireplace. In such a hot climate, I was surprised that most of the houses we looked at had a fireplace. Although we only use it a few times each winter, we sure love the whole experience of a fireplace.

So, with that rather boring story about fireplaces behind us, let's move on to learning to draw a fireplace.

If you have a sharp pencil and some paper, let's forge ahead...


Step 1: Draw the Basic Shapes

A fireplace is a good place to start if you have never drawn before.

It's basically a few rectangular shapes and therefore, very easy to draw.

Start by drawing a simple rectangle.


Step 2: Shape Within a Shape

Next, simply draw another, smaller rectangle inside the first rectangle.

Be sure to line up both bottom edges of the rectangles on that single bottom line, as shown.


Step 3: Add Some Bricks

The fireplace in my home is built from bricks so I'm going to draw bricks on mine.

Fireplaces can be made from other things like stones, cement, metal or even seashells.

For this drawing, let's draw bricks. To do this simply think of a lot of small rectangles.

Step 4: Add the Grate

There are other names for this metal apparatus that holds the logs above the bottom of the fireplace - I call it a fireplace grate.

To draw this, just make one long horizontal line just above the bottom edge of the fireplace and add a few slightly angled rectangular shapes for the parts that hold the wood and serve as legs.


Step 5: Add Some Logs

This is sort of like building a fire in the fireplace.

Once you have drawn the grate, it's time to add some logs.

Again, these are simple shapes and lines.

Step 6: Start a Fire!

Simply draw a few lines to indicate flames. Next, add some shading inside the fireplace as shown.

This shading should be darker in the upper corners. Not only will this shading give your drawing some depth, it will also help those flame shapes to stand out.


Final Steps of Your Drawing

Finally, I like to add a bit of light shading to the bricks.

You may also add other things that are typically found around a fireplace.

I like to add the brass holder that keeps the tongs, brush and poker handy.

I'll also add some floor and wall details to give it a bit more interest, as shown.


SO, how does your fireplace drawing look? Remember that learning to draw well takes practice. You may get a bit frustrated at first, but if you keep trying and practice your drawing, you will see a marked improvement in a very short period of time.

If you're interested in getting better, there are some items listed below that you can pick up at to help you.

Good Luck!


Take the How to Draw a Fireplace Poll

What is the hardest part of learning how to draw a fireplace?

See results


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • MKayo profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Texas

      WW - you are so kind and have a beautiful way of expressing yourself. Glad you liked the article.

    • Wonder wool profile image

      Priyanka Estambale 

      7 years ago from United States

      I have to praise the beauty of your fingers. Simply awesome and easy methods to draw.

      Thanks for sharing your talent with such simple steps :)


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)