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Uploaded: November 22, 2008
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 5
Updated: November 23, 2008
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So how did you all like the past two tutorials on how to draw the sport bike and the Mitsubishi Eclipse? Well, I hope at least you liked them because I did work super hard on them. Anyways this third tutorial for the day is going to be from our history books worldwide. It was something that was created by man in an attempt to test an atomic bomb. There are even reported events of “mushroom shaped” smoke clouds that were reported in the New York Times back in the early 1930’s. We as people link the mushroom cloud to the after effects of the atomic bomb when they hit the earth whether it is dirt or target. One of the most talked about atomic bomb explosions was when the United States dropped an atomic bomb in the towns of Hiroshima and Nagasaki toward the end of World War II against the war with the Japanese Empire the first being on August 6 and then again on August 9, 1945 which killed 140,000 people Hiroshima and another 80,000 people in Nagasaki. That includes woman, children and men with a total number of two hundred twenty thousand people, jeeze that is a lot of lives lost. Now if you break down the mass of a mushroom cloud all you will find is that it is made up of a bunch condensed water vapor or debris resulting from a very large explosion. The cloud itself is a distinctive mushroom-shaped cloud with a bunch of different particles made by a nuclear bomb. I chose to do a tutorial on a mushroom cloud because how often does someone take the initiative to do such a drawing. I mean I feel that everyone has the right to be educated about our past which includes the history of many countries from World War I & II. How is the mushroom cloud top formed you ask? Well the head of the cloud consist of highly-radioactive particles and other fission products which are usually dispersed by the direction of the wind. This tutorial will show you an easy way to learn how to draw a really cool looking mushroom cloud step by step. The coloring and sketching took me about two hours because it was a relatively easy drawing to do. I will be back in a while with some more drawing fun so stay tuned.

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how to draw a mushroom cloud

How to Draw a Mushroom Cloud

how to draw a mushroom cloud step 1

STEP 1.

As you can see this is going to be a very simple drawing lesson to follow. The first thing you want to do is draw out the large egg shaped circle for the top of the cloud. Draw a vertical line to the bottom and add another smaller egg shaped circle. You will then add a horizontal line in the middle of the two.
 
how to draw a mushroom cloud step 2

STEP 2.

In this step you will draw out the shape of the cloud themselves. You will obtain this shape on both ends by drawing out a series of bumps until you come up with an image that looks like broccoli.
 
how to draw a mushroom cloud step 3

STEP 3.

This is yet another easy step cause all you will do here is draw out more cloud shapes inside of the larger clouds. You will then draw out the big line of the circular ring as shown. Draw out more cloud lines in the lower puff of smoke that is connecting to the ground.
 
how to draw a mushroom cloud step 4

STEP 4.

Add more cloud lines inside the larger cloud to finish off the shaping. Add some detailing lines to express explosion power. Include another smaller ring inside of the larger ring. You will then add the lines on the bottom of the stem to give it the appearance of being twisted as shown here. You will then erase all the guidelines and shapes that you drew in step one.
 
how to draw a mushroom cloud step 5

STEP 5.

When you are done this is what your mushroom cloud should look like. All that is left to do now is color it in. I hoped you liked this tutorial on how to draw a mushroom cloud step by step.