You might be surprised to know that I used my watercolour method when I made this realistic mushroom drawing in graphite pencil.
Even though I didn’t use a drop of water, or any colour at all.
If you’re familiar with my painting method, you’ll know that it’s all about working in layers and building up tone gradually.
And as I show you in this mini class, the process when working in graphite pencil is no different.
When I demonstrate this pencil layering process with a botanical mushroom drawing, you’ll see that it goes through all the same stages as a painting in my watercolour method.
I really hope this video has inspired you to reach for a pencil and some paper to have a go at this yourself.
The best thing about this is that you don’t need any paints, brushes or special equipment to just have a go.
All you need is a pencil and a piece of paper.
If you enjoy drawing yours and want to have more fun with fungi, have a look at this class where I show you how to paint mushrooms using watercolour.
Please leave a comment below if you’ve enjoyed this 3D mushroom drawing in pencil class. I’d love to hear from you, especially if you’ve had a go at the layering process in pencil.