Stephen Michalak was left with these strange burns on his stomach after encountering a pair of flying objects on the shores of Falcon Lake. He also claimed humanoid figures emerged from the objects, and the burns resulted from a hot gas as the objects took off.
Dear Mog how do you draw burns? (I also love your blog and art)
i stink at tutorials asfhgbguh i’ll try (but thank you!)
Well, burns can vary a lot ((some have soft edges, some look almost a pepperoni slice in your skin in real life)) but usually, i use a soft pen or marker brush to make red splotches, then a soft edged eraser that doesn’t have its opacity all the way up, to erase smaller areas that can eventually become blisters. if the burn is even worse, i deepen the red and increase the amount of space around the burn, and define the boils a bit as well as warp the texture of the skin. depending on how gruesome i want it to look, sometimes i add blood/fluid weeping from the edges of a particularly bad burn ot blisters that have burst. now, the character i drawn burned the most often is Jaren, whose burns are a result of a supernatural means, so if it’s his burns specifically you’re curious about, the next step is layers of char, and dark vein-like markings, and spots along those markings where the skin has ruptured into a singed hole from which actual fire, cinders, and smoke come out. (( i have a smoke tutorial as well, it’s better than this one because i’m just kinda not good at tutorials usually lol)). obviously burns severe enough and chunks of you start falling off and exposed bones / you reach the burnt and crispy stage but that’s probably a step beyond what you wanted to learn about here
of course, i tend to simplify/stylize even further for most drawings since my default style is very cartoony, in which case, just stick to the splotches and sometimes the boils/blisters, and use more solid edges to keep the burns from looking too deviant from the style.