This fairly easy tutorial shows how to draw a mushroom. It includes a total of six steps with detailed illustrations and short explanations for each of them.
The example is of a mushroom with a red cap and white spots surrounded by a little bit of grass. A preview of the included drawing stages is shown above.
Start the tutorial in pencil and make light lines as you will need to erase parts of the mushroom before completing the drawing.
Step 1 – Draw the Mushroom Cap
First outline the mushroom cap. Draw both it’s top and bottom curved but make the curve of the bottom much flatter. Overall it should look similar to the top of a burger bun.
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Step 2 – Draw the Stem
Going down from the cap add the mushroom stem. Make it narrower at the top, wider as it goes down, and then again narrower at the bottom. Each of it’s sides should basically be defined by a wavy line mirroring the other.
Step 3 – Draw the Blades of Grass
To make the mushroom look more interesting add some grass to its sides. To do this you can draw it right over top the mushroom stem and erase the parts covered by it afterwards.
Draw the grass blades with pointy tips and make them narrower towards the top, wider towards the bottom/middle and then again narrower towards the bottom (similar to the mushroom stem).
Step 4 – Add Some Background Grass
Add a few more blades of grass sticking out from behind the mushroom. This will make it look like the grass is actually surrounding it.
Step 5 – Draw the Cap Spots
Finally add some spots of various sizes to the mushroom cap. Draw the shapes of the ones near the middle closer to circles and the ones on the top/sides closer to ovals. Generally the closer the spots are to the edge the narrower they should be drawn. This will make it look like the they are actually wrapping around the cap and give it a more 3d look.
Once done drawing the spots go over your lines with a black pen/marker or simply darken them with the pencil.
Step 6 – Color the Mushroom
Finally color the mushroom by making the cap red (leave the spots white), the stem a light yellow/brown and the surrounding grass green. It may be a good idea to use colored pencils or paints for the stem as markers tend to be a little too bright. You can color the cap and grass with whatever you prefer.
For the most part the mushroom shown in this tutorial is fairly easy to draw. However adding the spots may take a bit more effort. It is definitely worth doing though as they can make your drawing look a lot more interesting.
For more similar tutorials also see:
- How to Draw a Maple Leaf Step by Step
- How to Draw a Flower Step by Step
- How to Draw a Watermelon Slice Step by Step
- How to Draw a Strawberry Step by Step
- How to Draw a Tree Step by Step
- How to Draw Mountains Step by Step