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Originally this digital painting was paired with a super short article on Oobites. There it doesn’t say much more than I’ve outlined here: criminis are the same species as white button mushrooms (Oobites) and portobellos (Tumblr / Oobites).

See them side-by-side.

I would have liked to post this crimini illustration after I had drawn a portobello variant (gill-side-up is a pretty boring way to draw them) and a field mushroom which is a closely related species that seems to be more common in Australia.

But I’ve got a bunch of fictional mushrooms in the docket starting with a 1up mushroom.

And there’s plenty to look at already.

This crimini mushroom is 1 of 30 fungal illustrations on the Mushroom Collection print I made.

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