Carrots are familiar both in the garden and on the dinner table. The carrot a vegetable cultivated for its starchy edible taproot. Its name is derived from a word meaning "horn," describing its shape.
The carrot was domesticated thousands of years ago from a wild variety known as Queen Anne's lace. At first, it was the aromatic greens and seeds that were used, as relatives such as anise and cilantro still are today. Domestic carrots are sweeter and less woody than their wild relatives
Did you know? Many people believe that eating carrots will improve your vision. While carrots are good for you - they're a rich source of vitamins K and B6, as wells as alpha and beta carotene - that they drastically improve vision is a myth. This originated during World War II, when the British tried to hide certain technologies from the enemy by saying that they fed their soldiers carrots to improve their vision.
In popular culture, the carrot is often seen in the hands of characters such as Bugs Bunny or as the nose of a snowman. DC Comics featured the anthropomorphic rabbit superhero Captain Carrot, who obtained his powers by eating a "cosmic carrot."
The term "carrot and stick" or "carrot on a stick" is a metaphor for combining a reward and punishment, or for unattainable rewards. Visually, this is often seen as a carrot dangling from a string at the end of a stick, in front of a working animal such as a donkey.
Would you like to draw a tasty carrot? Now you can, with the help of this simple, step-by-step drawing guide. All you will need is a pencil or pen and a sheet of paper. You may also wish to color your finished drawing.
"Beef - it's what's for dinner."
- Slogan of the Cattlemen's Beef Board and National Cattlemen's Beef Association.
The word "steak" comes from the mid-fifteenth century terms steik or stekys, refering to "a thick slice of meat cut for roasting or grilling or frying." Steak is a favorite food of people around the world.
While steaks can be cut from virtually any type of meat, including pork, venison, and fish, the term most often refers to beefsteak. Restaurants that specialize in serving steak are called steakhouses. In many countries, including the United States and Australia, menus generally consist of several different cuts of steak that can be cooked to order, from rare to well done. Steaks are often served with salads, vegetables, mushrooms, rolls, and a starch, such as mashed potatoes, a baked potato, or steak fries.
Some steak cuts, such as prime rib and t-bone steak, are more highly prized than others, as are some types of cattle. For example, the Japanese Wagyu is known for the fine marbling of fat within the meat. Some Wagyu cattle are treated as celebrities, receiving massages and drinking wine.
In popular culture, a steak dinner is representative of an expensive meal, date night, or a celebration. The wealthy may be depicted as enjoying a steak dinner in juxtaposition to the hungry lower class. Many cartoons feature starving characters picturing their companions as giant steaks.
Would you like to draw a cartoon steak? This easy, step-by-step cartoon food drawing guide is here to show you how. All you will need is a pencil, an eraser, and a sheet of paper. You may also wish to color your drawing.
In this really easy drawing tutorial you will learn to draw a simple apple.
"An apple a day keeps the doctor away."
"An apple for the teacher."
"You are the apple of my eye."
Apples are one of the most widely grown - and most widely consumed - of modern fruits. Today, there are thousands of varieties, or cultivars, of apples. Originally, apples grew in central Asia, but now they can be found in countries around the world. The trees were taken to North America by some of the first European settlers. Some time later, in the early 1800s, a man named John Chapman became famous as Johnny Appleseed, a legendary figure who planted apple trees across the country and who esteemed environmental conservation.
Apples have long held significance in human culture. Although the type fruit is not precisely named, some people believe that the apple was the "forbidden fruit" mentioned in the Bible book of Genesis. In Norse mythology, apples were given to the gods to afford them eternal youth, and in Greek mythology, Hercules was required to steal golden apples from a sacred tree.
Images of apples are still widely used today. Apple, Inc., the producer of Mac computers, the iPod, and the iPhone, uses an apple with a bite removed as the company's iconic emblem. Artwork on the subject of school and teaching often pictures a shiny red apple.
Would you like to draw an apple that looks good enough to eat? Doing so is easier than ever with the help of this simple, step-by-step drawing tutorial. Do you have a pencil and paper? That is all you will need to begin drawing your apple. If you have an eraser handy, it will be useful in correcting mistakes and removing guide lines. What color will your apple be? Employ crayons, colored pencils, paints, or markers to shade your completed apple.
Are you ready to take a bite out of this drawing guide? Go ahead, it's ripe for the picking.
Cupcakes, often called fairy cakes or patty cakes in Britain or Australia, are small, sweet cakes designed to be eaten by just one person. The cakes are often baked in a colorful paper or foil wrapper and decorated with icing, as well as sprinkles, fruit, candles, or plastic character rings.
The earliest mention of a cupcake appears in the book American Cookery in 1796. The were sometimes called "123 cakes" because it was easy to remember the recipe - one spoon of soda, one cup each of milk and butter, two cups sugar, three cups flour, and four eggs. The earliest cupcakes didn't include icing, but today, cupcake decorations can be very elaborate, and have at times been the subject of reality television shows. Did you know? The world's largest cupcake weighed more than 1,200 pounds and contained over 2 million calories.
Would you like to draw your very own cupcake? Doing so is easier than ever with the aid of this simple, step-by-step drawing guide. All you will need is a pencil, an eraser, and a piece of paper. Notice that each step in this drawing tutorial includes an illustration as well as explanatory text. In each picture, new lines added are highlighted in blue. Other steps involve removing previously drawn lines, called guide lines.
How will you decorate your cupcake? If you need a little inspiration, check out these fun cupcake decorating ideas. Whether you're into sports, flowers, or Perry the Platypus, you'll find just the right design. Have plenty of crayons, colored pencils, markers, or paints ready to color your finished drawing. Don't stop with just one cupcake - draw up a whole batch to share with your friends!
Starbucks is a chain coffee shop known around the world. The company was named after a character in Herman Melville's Moby Dick. Its logo is a "twin-tailed mermaid, or siren as she's known in Greek mythology." The green color represents the college of the founders.
Starbucks started as a coffee and equipment seller before transforming into the cafes we know and love today. It quickly became a part of popular culture, resulting in many parodies in comics, music, movies, and television. Parodies of the iconic green logo can be found on everything from children's toys to t-shirts, and authentic Starbucks branded items, including Christmas tree ornaments and reusable cups, often become collector's items.
Did you know? Starbucks has a so-called "secret menu" created by clever baristas and discerning customers. Many of these "secret" beverages have cute names, like "the Cinderella," but odds are your local barista wouldn't know these drinks by name. Instead, you can order from the "secret menu" by describing a beverage not otherwise offered. "The Cinderella," for example, is a combination of white chocolate mocha and pumpkin spice, so named because Cinderella purportedly rode in a carriage that had once been a pumpkin.
Would you like to draw up some Starbucks? Place your order, because this cartoon drawing tutorial is here to show you how. All you will need is a pencil, an eraser, and a sheet of paper.
"On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me
A partridge in a pear tree."
- "The Twelve Days of Christmas," 1780
Pears are soft fruits that are grown in temperate regions around the world. They are enjoyed fresh, canned, in beverages, and in jellies. Pears likely originated in Europe and have been cultivated and consumed by humans since ancient times. The word "pear" comes from a German word for "fruit," and words for the pear exist in nearly every European language. There are a number of species that are native to Asia as well.
Pears are related to apples, and the two fruits can be difficult to distinguish, depending on the variety. One major difference is the presence of "stone cells" within the pear. These dense cells give the pear its characteristic "gritty" texture. Did you know? Scientists group pears in the same family as rose bushes, which also produce an edible fruit.
In art, pears are often depicted alongside other common fruits. The popular Shopkins line of children's toys includes pear themed characters, such as Posh Pear.The pear also features prominently in the song "The Twelves Days of Christmas," in which the fruit was part of the first day's gift. Pear trees were also mentioned in the ancient novel, the Odyssey.
Would you like to draw a juicy pear? Doing so is easier than ever with the help of this simple, step-by-step drawing tutorial. All you will need is a pencil, a sheet of paper, and an eraser. You may also wish to color your finished drawing using crayons, colored pencils, or markers.
The watermelon is a favorite summer fruit. The plant, a tropical gourd, probably originated in sub-Saharan Africa. The watermelon has a long history. The ancient Asian Sanskrit language has a specific word for it, and it can be seen in some ancient Egyptian art.
It is thought to have been cultivated by man for at least 4,000 years. Because of its moisture content, some desert-dwelling peoples are able to live on a diet of watermelons for up to six weeks.
Watermelons are are ninety-one percent water, which is not surprising, given their name. Did you know? Botanically, the watermelon is considered to be a type of berry called a pepo. Most people eat watermelon raw, but the hard rind can be used to make sweet pickles, in stir fries, or in stews.
Watermelons are also used in fruit salads, juiced, frozen as a popsicle, or fermented to make wine. Children have been known to make floating model boats from watermelon rind.
In addition to the Egyptian art already discussed, the watermelon appeared in much European art after its introduction there, over 1,000 years ago. Examples include Russian painter Boris Kustodiev's "Merchant's Wife," and a seventeenth century oil painting by Giovanni Stanchi.
Today, watermelon motifs are common on clothing and accessories, school supplies, and summer articles, such as outdoor party cups and napkins.
The popular Shopkins line of collectible children's toys features watermelon characters such as Pippa Melon and Melonie Pips.
Would you like to draw a ripe, juicy watermelon? This easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial is here to help. You will need only a pencil, an eraser, and a sheet of paper. You'll likely also wish to color your finished drawing.
In today’s guide, we will be learning how to draw our very own pumpkin! This surprisingly simple tutorial is made of only 9 easy steps! If you follow the step-by-step instructions, soon you can have your very own pumpkin sitting on the page before you.
Pumpkins are very round and ovular objects that are extremely easy to draw. Only simple shapes are needed to draw a pumpkin.
As we begin the tutorial, you are going to want to sketch out the pumpkin very lightly. Any pencil marks too hard will prevent you from erasing away mistakes and imperfections in the long run.
Before you start sketching, it is important that you visualize the final product on the paper. This will make sure that you won’t squish or distort any of the shapes we will be drawing.
In the guide below, each step is highlighted in a light blue color.
You will need a pencil, pen, or whatever your chosen medium may be. Now finally, let's get right into it!
A pumpkin patch is a garden used for growing pumpkins. Each year, millions of children across North America look forward to visiting a local pumpkin patch. There, they can often play in corn mazes and learn about farm life.
The pumpkin originated in North America, and pumpkin seeds have been found in Mexico that may be over 7,000 years old. Today, they are grown on every continent except Antarctica.
Did you know? The word "pumpkin" is derived from a Greek term meaning "large and round." The heaviest pumpkins ever grown weigh over 1 ton.
Would you like to draw a pumpkin patch? Doing so is easy with the help of this simple, step-by-step drawing guide. All you will need is a pencil, pen, or marker and a sheet of paper. You may also wish to color your finished drawing.
Eating birthday cake, or any kind of a cake, is a pleasure. Drawing a cartoon cake isn't difficult either. In this guide we will draw a cake in thirteen simple steps.
As usual, we will sketch simple geometric shapes first. These shapes will help us to create a beautiful, symmetrical cake drawing. Sketch with a light hand. These early shapes will be erased later.
We will first draw the bottom layers of the birthday cake and, as the cake is going to be quite big, please remember to leave enough space for the whole drawing on your paper.
In the tutorial below, each step is highlighted in a light blue color.
You don't need any special pens or tools. A regular pencil, eraser, ruler, and paper are all you need. If you want, you can also color the drawing with colored pencils or pens.
The turkey is a wild game bird native to North America. Native peoples began to domesticate the turkey hundreds of years ago, and it was taken to Europe by early explorers.
They called it the Turkey-cock due to its resemblance to guinea fowl of the geographic region of Turkey. Today's domesticated turkeys are much larger than their wild cousins, and they have lost the ability to fly (learn how to draw a turkey).
Did you know? Female turkeys are called hens, and young turkeys are poults. Male turkeys are called toms or gobblers, and it is they that display the long, proud feathers.
The term "turkey trot" came from the necessity of herding the birds from farms to cities to satisfy the demand for holiday turkey dinners. In the past, farmers marched turkeys on foot for miles and miles; today, this transport is handled by refrigerated trucks.
In Europe, the turkey soon became the poultry of choice for the Christmas dinner. In the United States, it is more closely associated with the Thanksgiving holiday for the supposed presence of the bird at the "first Thanksgiving" in 1621 (find more Thanksgiving drawing ideas).
In a letter to his daughter, Benjamin Franklin even suggested that the turkey would be a more fitting symbol of America than the bald eagle.
Each year, the president of the United States "pardons" a turkey from serving as Thanksgiving dinner. The freed birds then live out their lives at historic farms or Disney parks petting zoos.
Would you like to draw a tasty turkey dinner? Doing so is easier than ever with the help of this simple, step-by-step drawing tutorial.
All you will need is a pencil, a sheet of paper, and an eraser. You may also wish to use colored pencils, crayons, or markers to shade your finished drawing.
Today we will draw a juicy, red apple. Fruits can be a little tricky to draw as we automatically associate certain shapes to a specific fruit, and if those shapes are a little bit off, a fruit doesn't look just right.
But worry not, as drawing an apple with the following 10 simple steps is really easy.
To make the apple look right, we start with a few simple shapes that will look like an actual apple when connected.
Draw with a light touch as you will be erasing those geometric shapes before your apple drawing is finished.
In this tutorial, you will find each step highlighted in a light blue color.
You don't need any special pens or tools. A regular pencil, eraser, and paper are all you need. If you want, you can also color the drawing with colored pencils or pens.