How to draw mushrooms- the basic lines.

Clitocybe nuda 2The onset of fall rains brings mushrooms to our hills. Learning how to draw mushrooms is a lot of fun. Once you master the basic shape you can adapt it to the endless variety you see. Mushrooms will not fly away when you try to sketch them so give it a try. The shapes are a great way to hone your skills at describing form and contour. The view under the cap is beautiful. The gills under the cap radiate from the center. Aligning these structures is an essential part of making your mushroom sketch work. For more details see the video in my mushroom sketching class.

Click on the first image below to watch a step by step slide show of the basic lines for your mushroom sketch.