These mushroom drawings are nice and easy to copy if you are just starting to draw.
After all, I created these drawings when I wasn't feeling entirely confident so if I can do it, I'm pretty sure you can, too!
We tell ourselves we can't do certain things but if we put in the effort, anything is possible. It is an amazing feeling when you prove yourself wrong!
The simple line of these images is the style to look for when you flip through magazines or books for reference pictures.
This outline is good to use even if you want to illustrate mushrooms in a cartoon style. They can be used in any fantasy drawings you might like to create.
What Is A Mushroom?
It is an umbrella shaped fungi which consists of a stalk with a rounded cap.
There are more than 3,000 species in the world with more than 2,000 being non-poisonous and safe to eat. The remainder are poisonous or taste terrible.
This is a drawing of common mushrooms that are too small to be of any use in cooking.
There is a lot of variety in size and color of this natural fungus growth.
The poisonous ones are commonly called toadstools.
On the right is a drawing of table mushrooms that we buy.
Most mushrooms have gills, like thin walls, under the cap and others have tubes.
Some of them have a veil that grows over the gills or tubes and this veil tears as it gets bigger. It is the veil that you can see sometimes, that is attached to the stalk.
Fairy Rings Of Mushrooms
Long ago, people believed that fairy rings of mushrooms were formed by footprints left by fairies dancing at night.
The mushrooms were said to be the seats for the tired fairies.
In actual fact, the fairy ring develops because the roots grow outward from the center of the ring - they then form an expanding circle.
This is a field mushroom.
I remember when we were kids, my sister and I used to cook these on an outdoor barbeque that we made from bricks and a grill.
We would always first ask Mum if they were safe to eat.
Improve With Practice
I have never seen a parasol mushroom which is illustrated here.
It is egg-shaped at first with a double white ring between the cap and stem.
As the fungus grows, the cap opens and looks bell-shaped.
Later, it looks like a parasol.
The cap is a dirty white covered with large shaggy brown scales and its flesh is white.
As I continue to practice my mushroom drawings, I think I can see a gradual improvement as time rolls along.
The example on the left is one of my very first mushroom drawings that I did when I started building this site and that's a few years ago now.
It used to reside on my home page. Isn't it great to look back and compare?
I am really enjoying this artistic journey. Please join me to make a positive change in your life.
Give yourself an easy start by copying these basic images - that is the best way to learn how to draw a mushroom.
Your drawing skills improve with every sketch you create, don't put it off any longer, give it a try today.
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