How To Draw A Simple Mushroom

a colored in mushroom in bright red with white spots

Draw a simple mushroom in just a few easy steps. 

The easy way to sharpen your mushroom drawing skills is to break down the different parts of the mushroom into simple shapes.

So this is what we have done for you in this easy step-by-step tutorial.

A mushroom is a type of fungus found throughout the entire world.The type of mushroom we used as an image reference for this tutorial is a fly agaric; Amanita Muscaria is the Latin name.

It is one of the most iconic mushrooms you see in pictures and movies because of its bright red coloring and white spots.

However, this is a poisonous mushroom that you cannot eat, as beautiful as it is.

I’ve been having a lot of fun learning how to draw my own mushrooms.

Drawing them is a great way to learn how to identify different types because you become more familiar with the different parts of a mushroom. 

For the record, my favorite mushrooms to eat are oyster mushrooms! And a fun fact is, they taste like steak, not oysters, as the name implies. Yum!

Another fun drawing tutorial you might like, is how to draw a half moon, a spacecraft and a cute gnome!

You may also be interested in checking out our free adult trippy coloring pages, there’s several cool mushroom-themed pages to color.

Materials For How to Draw A Simple Mushroom

  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Eraser
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Colored pencils or markers

Step-By-Step Guide For How To Draw A Simple Mushroom

the steps for how to draw simple mushroom, each step marked by dotted lines showing which to draw

Step 1. Draw The Mushroom’s Cap

mushroom cap as dotted line to draw

The first part we’ll draw is the cap. This is shaped like an egg but flatter and less pointy at the ends.

Step 2. Create The Underside Of The Mushroom Cap

next step for how to draw a mushroom

Add an oval shape underneath the cap of your mushroom. It should be a little bit narrower than the top of the cap.

Step 3. Draw The Stem Of The Mushroom

The mushroom’s stem is shaped like a pear with a wide bottom that narrows toward the top. This will go in the center, under the cap.

Step 4. Add The Mushroom Stem Details

vertical lines on mushroom's stem

This mushroom has cylindrical lines that run down the stem. Draw these light lines from the top to the bottom of the stem.

Curve them in a similar shape as the stem, so they bend at the broadest part. You should have 5 of them.

Step 5. Add The Mushroom’s Gills To The Lower Part Of The Cap

lines drawn around bottom of mushroom cap

For this next step, create the thin lines that are the gills underneath the cap.

Starting at the stem part, draw a curved line connecting the stem to the outer edge under the cap.

The lines in front of the cap and closest to that will connect with the vertical lines on the stem. Draw the others so they attach behind the stem. 

Step 6. Add White Spots To The Cap Of the Mushroom

oval dotted shapes on top of cap

Now draw small ovals on the top of the mushroom’s cap to make the white spots. 

Step 7. Color The Mushroom

final line drawing of a simple mushroom

For this last step, add the final details to the mushroom and color the mushroom with bright colors.

Feel free to add fun elements like grass blades, toads, or even fairy houses!

You can even draw a few more mushrooms next to this to make a cute group of mushrooms. 

Don’t forget to Pin it for later!

How To Draw A Simple Mushroom

A really fun tutorial for how to draw a simple mushroom. This drawing lesson breaks down a mushroom's parts into basic shapes to make it easy for you to learn how to draw.

Active Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • pencil
  • paper
  • eraser
  • pencil sharpener

Tools

  • Please see the full materials list above the tutorial for details and links.

Instructions

  1. Draw The Mushroom’s Cap
  2. Create The Underside Of The Mushroom Cap By Adding Gills
  3. Draw The Stem Of The Mushroom Which Is Pear-Shaped
  4. Add The Mushroom Stem Details As Vertical Lines
  5. Add The Mushroom’s Gills To The Lower Part Of The Cap
  6. Add White Spots To The Cap Of the Mushroom, These Are Oval
  7. Color The Mushroom- Optional