21 Mushroom Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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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.

easy mushroom drawing
Artist Credit: nomi.waffle

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.

watercolor morel mushroom
Artist Credit: palaciaarts

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.

cute mushroom painting
Artist Credit: ravien_illustrations

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.

mushroom in a jar
Artist Credit: resistencianaturalbyflor

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.

Variety of Mushrooms and Plants
Artist Credit: thetinylines

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.

Medicinal Mushrooms Drawing

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.

watercolor mushroom
Artist Credit: dearannart

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.

Colored Pencil Mushrooms
Artist Credit: anita_rusiecka_art

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.

Morchella Esculenta
Artist Credit: bermigram

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.

Mushrooms and Toads
Artist Credit: calartmity

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.

Mushroom Watercolor Painting
Artist Credit: corster_art

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.

Fungi Challenge
Artist Credit: drawing_water_bears

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.

Morel with Moss
Artist Credit: elfysoddities

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.

gouache mushroom painting
Artist Credit: dearannart

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.

One Dozen Useful Fungi

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.

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.

Mushroom House
Artist Credit: komalseju.arts

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.

Autumn Mushrooms
Artist Credit: kris_and_jen

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.

omphalotus olearius
Artist Credit: kristinastenmarck

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.

Scarlet Elf Cup
Artist Credit: mixedmediaexploration

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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