Hi! Welcome to another fun 10-step tutorial. Today, we are going to learn how to draw very fascinating creatures in nature: mushrooms!
Mushrooms are some of the most interesting things on the planet. They are a type of fungi and have a very unique life cycle. There are thousands of kinds of mushrooms and several kinds are edible! Some people even search for them in nature as a hobby.
Mushrooms break down organic matter for food supply, and they can provide humans with good sources of vitamins. One amazing thing about mushrooms is that some of them can glow in the dark! Apparently, some ancient people used to carry mushrooms at night as a source of light.
Pick out your favorite art materials and let’s get moving with this drawing. Let’s go!
How to Draw Mushrooms — Let’s get started!
- a piece of paper
- a pencil for the guiding lines and sketching
- an eraser
- a black sharpie or a pen for the outlines
- markers or colored pencils for coloring
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Step 1 – Draw the cap of the mushroom.
Let’s start this drawing by forming a mushroom cap, which acts sort of like an umbrella for the rest of the mushroom.
On the upper left of the page, draw a large rounded semicircle. Make it a bit tilted to the left! Check out the photo. It should take up about half of the page.
Step 2 – Draw the cap of the second mushroom.
We are actually going to draw two mushrooms for this picture.
Below and to the right of the first mushroom, draw another smaller cap. It should be about one-third of the size of the first one.
Step 3 – Draw one mushroom stem.
Let’s move back to the first mushroom. Mushrooms grow in a variety of places, but they always have a stem that the cap grows out of.
Below the first cap, draw a rounded rectangular stem. It should be fairly thick, since mushrooms have sturdy stems in real life. Check out the photo!
Step 4 – Draw the second mushroom stem.
Let’s move back to the small mushroom. Make the same basic stem shape, just a little smaller.
Now we have the basic shape of both the mushrooms and can add more detail to them!
Step 5 – Draw spots on the big mushroom.
Next, let’s add some personality to the mushrooms. There are tons and tons of mushroom varieties on the planet, and many of them have spots on them.
So, on the big mushroom, let’s add some dots. Around the edges of the big mushroom caps, add some curved lines. These should look like cut off spots—we’ll add more in the next step!
Step 6 – Complete the spots.
Let’s finish the pattern from step 5. Fill in the middle of the mushroom cap with smaller spots. Draw about six dots varying in size in the middle of the cap. Great job!
Step 7 – Add detail to the small cap.
Now, let’s do the same thing to the smaller mushroom!
Just add some spots evenly throughout the small cap. It doesn’t have to be perfect. Check out the photo. Good job!
Step 8 – Add a cute face.
We always like our drawings to be super friendly looking. Let’s add smiley faces to our mushrooms!
Start with the bigger mushrooms. Draw two small dots about halfway up the stem for the eyes. Draw a small upward curve for a smile!
Step 9 – Add another smiley face.
We need to add a face to the small mushroom next! On the stem, draw a small smiley face again. Now we have two happy mushrooms. We are almost done with this tutorial!
Step 10 – Color in your mushroom drawing!
Lastly, fill in your mushroom drawing with tons of color! Do your own thing with your favorite hues. Fill in the mushrooms and the background, too!
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