How to Draw a Cartoon Steak

How to Draw a Cartoon Steak

"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.


Step 1

How to Draw Cartoon Steak: Step 1

1. Begin by drawing an oval nested within a slightly larger oval. This forms the plate or platter on which the steak is served.

Step 2

How to Draw Cartoon Steak: Step 2

2. Use a curved line to outline the irregular shape of the first steak, erasing as necessary. Then, draw a curved line down one side of the steak to give it a three-dimensional appearance.

Step 3

How to Draw Cartoon Steak: Step 3

3. Draw curved lines across the top of the steak to indicate the "grill lines" left by the grate.

Step 4

How to Draw Cartoon Steak: Step 4

4. Use a curved line to enclose the irregular shape of a second steak alongside the first. Use curved lines along one side to give the meat a three-dimensional appearance.

Step 5

How to Draw Cartoon Steak: Step 5

5. Draw horizontal, parallel grill marks across the top of the second steak.

Step 6

How to Draw Cartoon Steak: Step 6

6. Draw some garnish - herbs intended to give color to the dish. Use wavy curved lines to draw triangular leaves of lettuce emerging from beneath the steak.

Step 7

How to Draw Cartoon Steak: Step 7

7. Use curved lines that meet at jagged points to form additional garnish emerging from the opposite side of the steak.

Step 8

How to Draw Cartoon Steak: Step 8

8. Draw several circles, some partially hidden by the steak, erasing as necessary. These are small tomatoes, also used as a garnish. Enclose an irregular shape at the top of each circle, erasing as necessary, to form the stems of the tomatoes.

Step 9

How to Draw Cartoon Steak: Step 9

9. Draw a sprig of herbs on top of the steak, erasing as necessary. Draw each leaf using a pair of curved lines that meet at a point. Use a curved line to draw the vein down the center of each leaf. Use a pair of curved lines to draw the stem, and connect them using a short line.

Step 10

How to Draw Cartoon Steak: Step 10

Color your cartoon steak. Set the table with fruits and veggies from our plant drawing guides, or turkey dinners, fast food, and more among our object drawing guides.

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