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!
Step-By-Step Images and Instructions
Add a series of small ovals to the top of your page with a black fineliner pen.
Now, add a long shape, with several prongs emerging from the side, below the initial shape.
Add a series of small marks across the surface of this.
Draw a small half circle, composed of wavy lines, below this.
Add an “egg” shape to the front of this.
Bring a series of wavy “roots” down from the bottom of this.
Add the top of the mushroom to the left, and add a square to the bottom of this. Add circles to the top section.
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.
Add a half circle shape to the top of this second section…
And then add roots to the bottom of this.
Add another “u” shape to the top of this, joining the tops with a curved line.
Add another mushroom top to the top of this…
And cover this with circles.
Add lines to the underside of this mushroom.
Use a red pen to draw arrows connecting each stage…
And use a brown pen to shade the seeds in the first stage.
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.
Use a brown pen to shade the soil…
And a brown pencil for the top section of the soil.
Use a red pen for the main body of the tops of the mushrooms.
Use a yellow pen for the underside of the mushrooms.
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?