jordynb: Mushroom forest creature witch.
Publication info London,E. & J. B. Young,1894.
Cornell University Library
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).
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.
small artwork, illustration 15x15x4 cm, acrylic on canvas