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How to Draw a Mushroom Step by Step - 15 Easy Steps!

  • By Joanna | updated in December, 2023
Follow this easy step-by-step tutorial to learn how to draw a Mushroom in just 15 simple steps!

Mushroom Drawing

In this fun and easy mushroom drawing tutorial, you’ll learn how to draw a mushroom step by step.

This draw a simple mushroom tutorial is great for beginner artists (both kids and adults) who want to improve their drawing skills.

It doesn’t matter if you’re using colored pencils, graphite, or markers – you can draw a mushroom with any of these!

Mushrooms are an interesting and fun subject to draw. They are very recognizable, but also unique and can be quite detailed.

Mushrooms also come in a variety of shapes and sizes, so you can make your drawing unique by experimenting with different shapes.

Fun Fact: Did you know that there is a type of mushroom called the ‘Glow-in-the-Dark’ mushroom? And that it does glow in the dark!

Once you have completed this tutorial, you’ll end up with an awesome drawing of a mushroom.

What You’ll Need for Your Mushroom Drawing

We’ll be creating our mushroom drawing using the following materials:

  • A piece of paper
  • A pencil
  • An eraser

How to Draw a Mushroom Step by Step

Follow along and learn how to create a mushroom easily.

In this drawing lesson, we’ve included all of the steps in detail so that the process is easier for you.

So, let’s get started!

Mushroom Drawing

The collage above shows each step of the process so you know what your mushroom drawing should look like at each stage. 

Instructions for Your Mushroom Drawing Step by Step

Tip: Make sure you don’t press too hard on the paper when you draw your pencil lines so that you can correct your mistakes with an eraser as you go through the tutorial.

Step 1: Draw a Mushroom Head Shape

Draw an oval shape to create the base of your first mushroom using a light pencil stroke.

Mushroom Drawing

Step 2: Add the Second Mushroom Head

Now draw the second smaller oval shape just below the first one.

Mushroom Drawing

Step 3: Draw the First Stem

Draw two vertical curved lines at the bottom of the first mushroom to form the stem.

Mushroom Drawing

Step 4: Draw the Second Stem

Draw two smaller curved lines and attach them to the second mushroom head.

Mushroom Drawing

Step 5: Draw the Cap on Each Mushroom

Sketch an uneven cap around the mushroom’s head. Start at the top and draw a curved line downwards.

A. The first mushroom cap.

Mushroom Drawing

B. The second mushroom cap.

Mushroom Drawing

Step 6: Add Smaller Details to the Stems

Add a tiny curved line on the top of each stem.

Mushroom Drawing

Step 7: Add the Rings

Draw two lines around each stem with a zigzag shape on the end to create the rings.

Mushroom Drawing

Step 8: Add Smaller Details like Gills

Draw some wrinkles or ridges in the stalks to create gills by adding small lines inside each mushroom head.

Mushroom Drawing

Step 9: Add Texture to the Small Mushroom

Outline the small mushroom with a darker pencil. Don’t forget to add some texture around the stem and inside the cap as well!

Mushroom Drawing

Step 10: Add Texture to the Big Mushroom

Repeat the process from Step 9.

Mushroom Drawing

Step 11: Draw the Spores to the Small Mushroom

Draw small circles in different sizes to create the spores.

Mushroom Drawing

Step 12: Draw the Spores to the Big Mushroom

Repeat the process from step 11.

Mushroom Drawing

Step 13: Add the Grass

Draw the grass around your mushrooms to look like they’re growing in a field.

Mushroom Drawing

Step 14: Add the Ground

Draw a few horizontal lines to form the ground.

Mushroom Drawing

Step 15: Final Details: Shading

Add shadows and highlights to your mushrooms by using a criss-cross hatching technique. Then use your fingers to smudge the pencil strokes.

Mushroom Drawing


There you have it. Now you are an expert in mushroom drawings easy! We hope you enjoyed this tutorial.

You can now proudly display your simple mushroom drawing on the fridge, in a frame, or even share it with friends and family.

Don’t worry if your mushroom vegetable drawing isn’t perfect the first time, the more you practice the better you will get!

Be sure to practice this mushroom drawing until you get it just right.

Bonus Tips on How to Improve Your Mushroom Drawing

Look for Real-life Reference Photos

If you want to draw mushrooms that look realistic, it’s best to start by looking at real-life reference photos.

Use Different Tools

Experiment with different tools such as colored pencils and markers. This can help make your mushroom drawings more vibrant and eye-catching.

Add a Glow in the Dark Effect

You can also add an extra layer of fun to your mushroom drawing by adding a glow-in-the-dark effect. All you need is a glow-in-the-dark paint or a glow-in-the-dark pen.

Then, try to draw vegetables like an onion or a pumpkin.

Soon, you’ll be a master at vegetable drawing!

Are you looking for more drawing tutorials? Search our blog post of 101+ Drawing Ideas.

Happy drawing!



I’m an artist and content creator. I want to inspire other artists and show them that anything is possible. I love creating content and sharing my art with the world. I hope my work can help people feel inspired and hopeful about their own creative potential.

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