How to Draw and Label the Life Cycle of a Mushroom

Mushrooms are curious, often misunderstood creatures – and we decided to give them a celebration by creating their lifecycle in just a few short steps; let’s get started!


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Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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Add a series of small ovals to the top of your page with a black fineliner pen.


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Now, add a long shape, with several prongs emerging from the side, below the initial shape.


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Add a series of small marks across the surface of this.


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Draw a small half circle, composed of wavy lines, below this.


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Add an “egg” shape to the front of this.


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Bring a series of wavy “roots” down from the bottom of this.


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Add the top of the mushroom to the left, and add a square to the bottom of this. Add circles to the top section.


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Bring a line across at the bottom, and take a curved line down from the sides, joining the sides with a curved line. Add a wide “U” shape to the bottom.


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Add a half circle shape to the top of this second section…


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And then add roots to the bottom of this.


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Add another “u” shape to the top of this, joining the tops with a curved line.


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Add another mushroom top to the top of this…


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And cover this with circles.


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Add lines to the underside of this mushroom.


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Use a red pen to draw arrows connecting each stage…


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And use a brown pen to shade the seeds in the first stage.


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Use a pink pen for the main bodies of the first and second stages, the details on the stalks, and the spots on the top of the mushrooms.


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Use a brown pen to shade the soil…


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And a brown pencil for the top section of the soil.


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Use a red pen for the main body of the tops of the mushrooms.


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Use a yellow pen for the underside of the mushrooms.


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Add labels to each stage of the cycle, from top to bottom – “SPORES”, “SPORE GERMINATION”, “MYCELIUM”, “BUTTON STAGE”, “MATURE MUSHROOM”.


And there we have it – the life cycle of a mushroom is waiting for you to learn, but there are plenty of other cool things to learn about mushrooms; why not do a little research?

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