"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.
1. Begin by drawing an oval nested within a slightly larger oval. This forms the plate or platter on which the steak is served.
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.
3. Draw curved lines across the top of the steak to indicate the "grill lines" left by the grate.
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.
5. Draw horizontal, parallel grill marks across the top of the second steak.
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.
7. Use curved lines that meet at jagged points to form additional garnish emerging from the opposite side of the steak.
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.
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.
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.
Have you ever wanted to be able to draw a beautiful rose? This easy step-by-step drawing tutorial outlines the steps necessary to draw a cartoon style rose, complete with leaflets.
This project has a lot of details, but you can complete it easily by carefully following the instructions below.
In each step, previously drawn lines are black and the new lines added to the sketch are blue in color.
You won't need any special tools to complete this sketch. Follow this simple guide using any type of paper, as well as a pencil, pen, marker, or other writing tool. If you'd like, you can color your finished product.
Would you like to draw a beautiful flower? Doing so is simple with this drawing tutorial. By following the step-by-step instructions in this drawing guide, you will soon be able to sketch your own rose, complete with leaves and a stem.
You will not need any special tools to create this drawing, only paper and a writing implement - a pencil, a pen, or a marker.
Sketch lightly at first, as you will be erasing some of your lines as you go along.
There are many details in this drawing, but the illustrations below show you each step. In each image, the blue line is a new addition to the drawing.
According to the Encyclopaedia Britannica , the cross is "the principal symbol of the Christian religion." Millions of people wear a cross on a necklace or employ the cross in body art or to decorate their homes, vehicles, or clothing.
The cross as a symbol has a long history spanning numerous non-Christian religions. Simple X or + marks are found in prehistoric cave drawings. In ancient Egypt, the cross-like ankh or crux ansata - translated "cross with a handle - was often depicted in the hand of the pharaoh or of various deities. It was used both as a fertility symbol and to represent life. W. E. Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words also notes that the cross or t was used as a symbol for the Chaldean god Tammuz.
For 300 years after the founding of Christianity, there is no historical evidence of the use of this symbol in worship. It came into popularity when promoted by Roman Emperor Constantine, between 306 and 337 A.D. Throughout the Middle Ages in Europe, the cross was used as a religious symbol. The design, for example, adorned the shields of knights and crusaders. The cross also appears in much of the religious artwork from the sixth century onward, appearing in paintings, on the cover and pages of religious texts, and in architecture, especially of churches.
Would you like to draw your own cross? The stylized cross in this easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial features a rose wound about it.
All you will need is a pencil, a piece of paper, and an eraser. Note that in each step, new lines are highlighted in blue, while lines drawn in previous steps are shown in black. At times, you will need to erase lines in order to complete the step. You may also wish to use colored pencils, crayons, markers, or paints to shade your finished drawing.