In this delicious tutorial, I will show you how to draw a perfect cartoon steak using irregular shapes and two simple colors. I am sure that even if you don't enjoy a good piece of meat, you will be delighted by the result of this drawing lesson!
The good thing about this tutorial is that even if you don't know how to create basic shapes like a perfect circle or a nice rectangle, you can still draw something very interesting since a good steak doesn't look the same from one grocery store to another! You can start with the video lesson below. The written version is available after the video. :)
First, draw a simple oval shape. Make sure that the top of the shape is a little flat while the bottom is rounder and irregular.
Then, draw another shape around the first one. This shape will be used to represent the thickness of your piece of meat. Therefore, make sure that the top part is close to your first shape and the bottom larger and wider. The three green lines will help you determined the thickness of this shape and the areas you need to keep it straight.
Next, draw a couple of lines or shapes on top of the steak to simulate the fat. Once again, use your creativity to come up with amusing patterns or strange shapes!
You can also add a thin outline just below the first shape to make the fat part more readable. In this drawing, I have also added a small outline on the part representing the bone.
Time to put some colors on your masterpiece! Notice that the outlines are not black, but rather a darker tone of the color of the shape they are bordered with.
If you feel like it, you can also create some gradient effects on your drawing. Now you have a nice piece of meat ready to be (virtually) eaten! You can also try more food from the same series here or try a few samples below. Have fun! :)