How To Draw A Mushroom In 8 Easy Steps - VerbNow

How To Draw A Mushroom In 8 Easy Steps

Did you know the king of all mushrooms is the wild cep? The mushroom coalesces a thick white stem and a broad brown cap. Around the world, there are many mushroom varieties, such as Chanterelles, portabella, Shiitake, Boletuses, morel, white-button, Orange-cap boletuses, oyster mushroom, and milk mushrooms. If you are into mushrooms, try to draw them by following our step-by-step tutorial outline on the page.

Within some regions of the globe, it is a fun tradition to pick mushrooms. You can turn the picking fun into drawing some of your favorite mushroom picks. Draw some catchy mushroom diagrams as you incorporate the step-by-step guide below.

Easy Directions to Follow When Drawing a Mushroom

Start the drawing using a pencil and make light lines as some parts may need to be erased. You can opt to follow the below pictorial guides or alternatively watch the video in the instructions below.

You may start by sketching the shapes by use of loose strokes. Shaping can be tricky; thus, don’t be afraid to draw with a pencil and go over the sketch with a pen when your ideal drawing pops. To draw oyster mushrooms, you need to create shorter stems and broader caps. To draw porcini mushrooms, you must draw larger stems and smaller caps. For champignons, you need to draw shorter stems and no spots on top of the mushroom cap.

How To Draw A Mushroom Easy Steps

There are lots of options to get creative with; follow the steps below, and we hope at the end you will show us how creative you can be with your drawing. Mushroom Drawing may seem easy; thus, it may make the resulting portrait a bit too flat or a bit too bulbous if not correctly articulated.
Prep Time 5 mins
Craft Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins


  • 1 Sheet Paper White
  • 1 Marker Black
  • 1 Pack Crayons


  • Draw the center mushroom stem. Make the stem wider towards the bottom-middle and narrower towards the top. Draw the sides with wave-like lines. The stem connects to the underside of the cap. You can make the stalk thinner or thicker if you wish.
    Mushroom Step 1
  • Draw the oval around the stem. The oval will hold the Curved Mushroom Cap on top. It acts as the underside.Try to angle the curve of the line.
    Mushroom Step 2
  • Add the cap onto the oval sketch. Draw the mushroom cap with a large curve for the top. The curve should take a similar look to that of a burger bun top. The cap will be the first part to be noticed about a mushroom. Caps integrate bright and beautiful colors.
    Mushroom Step 3
  • Add the cap spots. Mushrooms blend some pretty and intricate patterns on the cap. The mushroom cap spots should be of varying sizes with either oval or circular shapes. Circular cap spots should be drawn in the middle, while narrower oval spots are drawn closer to the top/ sides.
    The spot arrangement and wrapping give the drawing a more 3D look. You can get creative with the shapes and positioning of the spots on the mushroom cap. Decorate the cap of your mushroom with different spot shapes.
    Mushroom Step 4
  • Draw the second mushroom cap on either side. Let it be smaller than the initial mushroom. Draw in the stem and the cap spots.
    Mushroom Step 5
  • Draw the third mushroom stem and cap. Use a long, curved line to enclose the shape. Let the cap feature a rounded top and an oval bottom
    Mushroom Step 6
  • Add spots on the cap of the third mushroom. Once done drawing the spots, go over the drawing to darken the lines. Add in some final details for a preferred kind of overall look.
    Mushroom Step 7
  • Color the mushrooms by marking the cap red. Use light-colored pencils or paint on the stem. Stems don't need too bright colors. A mushroom-like one below is relatively easy to draw.
    Mushroom Step 8


Now you see how easy it is to draw a mushroom in just a few steps. We would really like to see your incredible mushroom drawing.
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Details to include in your drawing to help bring your mushroom to life

  • Integrate some lines on the stalk of your mushroom.
  • Add lots of the gills of the mushroom inside the cap – They make a great finishing touch.
  • Draw a background for your mushroom drawing
  • Add creative fun ideas such as a snail on top of the mushroom or a gnome taking a nap underneath the cap.
  • Amalgamate incredible color schemes to finesse the kind of mushroom you would like to create. The beauty of the wild cep lies in the contrasting colors of its cap.
  • Add some grass to the sides to make the mushroom drawing appear more attractive. You can blend the grass right over the top of the mushroom stem and erase the parts covered by grass. The grass drawing should incorporate pointy, narrow tips and wider middle-bottoms. Draw the scruffy grass using short, curved lines of different lengths.
  • Add a few grass blades to make it appear as if the mushroom has growing grass around it. Make the grassy base wilder by creating the more jagged lines.
  • Add in natural elements like baby mushrooms surrounding your cep for a more realistic effect. You can also add yellow leaves, birch trees, and twigs for a well-positioned landscape to your drawing.
  • Paint your mushroom or color it with crayons. For a stunning look, complete the drawing in a lead pencil.
  • Embellish the mushroom caps with spots. Enclose small circles/ ovals of various sizes.
  • Add shadows to make the mushroom drawing look more realistic. Hatch the underside of the cap and add shadows o the stem.
  • Draw rings on the middle-lower parts of the stems.

That marks the end of today’s topic. Believe it or not, but now you can create some amazing drawings by following the above step-by-step instructions. If you enjoyed this guide, follow the page as we update more easy art projects with step-by-step drawing guides.


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