Notes: Fruiting in a troop on a lawn. Bright yellow bruising on stipe base and pileus when cut. Bruises yellow instantly and fades pretty quickly. Mild phenolic odor. Gills were pale beige when cut.
Agaricus xanthodermus Genev. on MyCoPortal
Agaricus xanthodermus on MycoBank
Alternative Name: Agaricus xanthodermus Genev. var. xanthodermus
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You might be interested in the books of Clare Walker Leslie, who teaches the artistic and not so artistic how to keep a nature journal and says exactly what you just said, that the act of drawing helps inform. She encourages using words and pictures together. I’ve learned most of what I know about drawing in nature from her books.
I am no great shakes as a an illustrator; however, I’ve had to learn to draw microscopic anatomy in self-defense. I find that I cannnot describe a tissue accurately unless I have drawn it. My mentor, Dr Bas said that he made his students draw fish with all their scales before talking about drawing mycological anatomy.
I like how much “better” I see things, mushrooms included, when I draw them rather than take photos. It helps with identification but it’s also just plain fun! I’m continuously amazed by things I see as I draw that I never would’ve noticed any other way.
I like your drawings & amanitarita’s also. One advantage is you
can combine lots of features from different specimens — create
the “ideal” Agaricus xanthodermus.
I am very glad that a few people, including yourself, are posting drawings to MO. Drawings teach one to see and to see as others see.
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