These mushroom drawing ideas and mushroom watercolor paintings make great references for artists.
Below you’ll find mushroom drawings for different art styles, mediums, and skill levels. That means along with drawings and sketches, there are mushroom watercolor paintings, illustrations, and more.
Facts About Mushrooms
Mushrooms are a type of fungi that typically grow in damp, dark environments. There are over 10,000 different species of mushrooms, and they come in all shapes, sizes, and colors.
Mushrooms play an important role in the ecosystem by breaking down organic matter and recycling nutrients back into the soil.
1. Simple Red and Yellow Mushroom
If you’re looking for a simple mushroom drawing reference, this red and yellow mushroom is great. This drawing was completed using markers, but watercolor would also be great.
2. Morel Mushroom
Morel mushrooms are one of the most popular types of edible mushrooms. They have a distinctive honeycomb-like appearance, and they are highly prized by chefs and foodies alike. Mushrooms have nearly half of the recommended daily value of iron and about a third of your daily dose of vitamin D.
3. Cute Mushroom Painting
This painting of a mushroom is just so darn cute, you can’t help but love it. The soft colors and adorable design make it the perfect addition to your home decor.
4. Mushroom in a Jar
This is a great project for anyone who loves painting, or even if you just love mushrooms. This mushroom in a jar painting idea is so easy and fun. In this drawing, mushrooms and plants connect to give each other life. Consider coloring your drawing in with vibrant colors.
5. Variety of Mushrooms and Plants
I love how this drawing features different types of mushrooms and also includes additional plants and fruits. This picture makes a great reference for drawing things in nature.
6. Medicinal Mushrooms
Here’s a poster featuring 23 species of medicinally significant mushrooms. These mushroom species have been used in traditional medicine for many years. Get the print for this medicinal mushrooms poster.
How to Get Better at Drawing
If you want to get better at drawing, there are a few things you can do. First, practice as often as you can. The more you practice, the better you’ll become at it.
Second, try to find a good teacher or mentor who can help you improve your skills.
Third, attend art classes or workshops to learn from other artists. Finally, don’t be afraid to experiment and make mistakes-this is how you’ll learn and grow as an artist.
Just keep at it and eventually, you’ll see your skills improve.
7. How to Watercolor Paint a Mushroom
In this simple step-by-step tutorial, you’ll learn how to watercolor paint a mushroom. The tutorial even lets you know when to paint on wet and when to paint on dry. You don’t have to paint your mushroom brown. You could even use colors like red or green.
8. Colored Pencil Mushrooms
The artist behind this piece uses colored pencils to create beautiful wildlife art. If you enjoy using colored pencils for your art, I know you’ll be impressed by these drawings.
9. Morchella Esculenta
Commonly known as the morel mushroom, the morchella esculenta is a species of fungus. Out of all of the edible mushrooms, the morel is most readily recognized and highly sought after.
10. Mushrooms and Toads
Here’s a creative drawing that features mushrooms, toads, and even gnomes. These characters are so fun to draw. Get creative when creating your own whimsical characters.
11. Mushroom Watercolor Painting
Watercolor artists will enjoy recreating this simple mushroom watercolor painting. The watercolor paint was blended so well, giving this mushroom a realistic feel.
12. Fungi Challenge
These mushrooms were drawn as a part of a fall fungi challenge. Make drawing and painting fun by participating in monthly or seasonal challenges.
How to Get Better at Painting
If you want to get better at painting, there are several things you can do. First, practice regularly by setting aside time each day to work on your paintings.
The more you practice, the better you’ll become at it. Second, seek out a good teacher or mentor who can provide guidance and feedback as you develop your skills.
Third, consider taking art classes or workshops to learn from other painters and gain new techniques and approaches. And finally, be willing to experiment and embrace mistakes along the way.
This is how you’ll grow as an artist and achieve success in your craft. With patience, dedication, and persistence, you will improve your painting skills over time.
13. Morel with Moss
This morel mushroom is covered with a bit of moss, giving it a unique look. If you enjoy painting, it would be fun to put a watercolor twist on your own art piece.
14. Gouache Mushroom
This mushroom tutorial was actually done using gouache paint, which is similar to watercolor. For more gouache paintings, check out my post showcasing 18 Beautiful Gouache Paintings.
15. One Dozen Useful Fungi
Here’s a gorgeous art print that features one dozen useful fungi. As I’ve gotten more into exploring nature, I’ve found this printable to be so helpful. Get this one dozen useful fungi print.
16. Mushroom Journal
If you enjoy foraging mushrooms, you’ll love this mushroom journal. This journal helps you keep track of the mushrooms you find in nature. Get your own mushroom journal.
Why Use Watercolor Paper?
Watercolor paper is ideal for painting with water-based media such as watercolor. The paper’s absorbent surface helps to evenly distribute the paint, giving your paintings a smooth, professional finish.
Watercolor paper is also durable and resists warping or buckling when wet, making it a good choice for finished artwork.
There are two types of watercolor paper-hot press and cold press (most popular).
Hot press paper has a smooth surface that is suitable for detailed work, while cold press paper has a slightly textured surface that is better suited for loose, expressive brushwork. Experiment with both types of paper to see which one you prefer.
17. Champignons (Mushrooms)
If you enjoy vintage art, you’ll love this poster that showcases a large variety of mushrooms and their scientific names (listed in French). Get the champignons (mushrooms) poster.
18. Mushroom House
This easy drawing of a mushroom house is so fun to draw. Add color to your drawing using colored pencils, markers, or watercolor paint.
19. Autumn Mushrooms
This drawing is the perfect autumn project. I love how the artist used real mushrooms as references to complete this piece. Consider using real objects as a reference for your art.
20. Omphalotus Olearius
The omphalotus olearius is commonly known as the jack-o’-lantern mushroom due to its orange color. This is actually a poisonous mushroom found in woodland areas in Europe.
21. Scarlet Elf Cup
Scarlet elf cup mushrooms are a type of fungi that typically grows on decaying wood. They have a red cap with short stems, and they are considered to be one of the most beautiful types of mushrooms. This painting features the scarlet elf cup, jack-o’-lantern mushroom, and the shaggy ink cap.
Mushrooms are a great subject for artists of all skill levels. With so many different types of mushrooms, there is bound to be one that you will enjoy drawing or painting.
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