How to Draw Mushrooms

Somebody googled “how to draw mushrooms,” and landed here. Sure, I can put a gnome hat on a tree trunk and call it a fruiting body of a fungus, but you’d be better off looking for the most famous mushroom artist in history. She was an esteemed mycologist back around the turn of the last century, and was particularly respected for her scientific illustrations, which were wide ranging and detailed– this at a time when photography couldn’t provide a natural scientist the color and magnification needed for good texts. She did hundreds of them, as well as publishing scientific papers through her uncle, since they wouldn’t publish articles by a woman who wasn’t even properly trained. In any case, you should probably start there.

I understand she also drew rabbits.

One thought on “How to Draw Mushrooms

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s