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Are you looking for simple bear drawing techniques? This beginner-friendly tutorial will make drawing bears a breeze, whether you’re a kid or an adult. By breaking down the steps, learning how to draw a bear becomes a piece of cake. So, let’s get started and create your very own bear masterpiece in just a few minutes!
Before we dive into the bear drawing tutorial, make sure you have all the basic supplies you need. All you require are drawing pencils, a sketching pad, and an eraser. No need to go all out and splurge on expensive materials for your practice drawings.
If you plan to add color to your bear, have high-quality colored pencils ready. Check out my favorite budget-friendly coloring pencils for a great selection.
How to Draw a Bear: Easy and Quick
Bears are undeniably one of the most adorable animals. Whether they’re teddy bears, cartoon bears, or real-life bears, their cuteness is irresistible. The best part is that bears come in a variety of beautiful colors like black, brown, white, and multi-colored. For this tutorial, we will focus on a simple brown bear.
To follow the drawing tutorial, pay attention to the blue reference lines. They indicate the step you should be on. For example, in step two, the bear’s ears are highlighted in blue, indicating that you should work on the ears during that particular step.
Prefer a video tutorial? Scroll to the end of this post for an easy bear drawing video tutorial.
Easy Step-by-Step Bear Drawing Tutorial
Step 1: Draw the Bear Head
Let’s begin by sketching the face of your adorable bear!
Step 2: Draw Bear Ears
No bear drawing is complete without a pair of fluffy ears. Draw two half circles on either side of the bear’s head. The smaller half circle should fit inside the larger one.
Step 3: Draw Some Bear Eyes
Now, let’s work on the bear’s face. Draw two symmetrical eyes.
Step 4: Shade/Color in the Bear Eyes
If you’re creating a black and white sketch, you can shade in the eyes during this step. However, if you plan to add color to your bear’s eyes, skip this step.
Step 5: Draw the Bear Nose
Next, draw a wide circle to represent the bear’s nose.
Step 6: Shade/Color in the Bear Nose
In this step, shade in the bear nose you just drew.
Step 7: Draw the Bear Mouth
Now, let’s draw the bear’s mouth. Create two half circles that connect to the bottom middle of the bear’s nose. The open part of the circle should face upward. Next, draw one more half circle at the bottom middle of the first two half circles.
Step 8: Draw the Bear Arms
Draw two symmetrical arms that curve towards the middle of the bear’s body.
Step 9: Draw the Bear Feet
Sketch two ovals that point out and to the side. These will serve as the bear’s feet.
Step 10: Draw the Bear Feet Details
One of my favorite parts: the toes and foot pads!
Step 11: Draw the Sides of the Bear
Draw two curved lines on either side of the bear, connecting the arms to the feet. This will create the bear’s body.
Step 12: Draw the Bottom of the Bear
Draw one curved line between the feet to complete the bottom of the bear’s body.
Step 13: Finished!
Congratulations! Your bear drawing is complete. If you’d like to add color, check out the next step.
Step 14: Color in Your Bear (Optional)
If you choose to color your bear, here’s an example of a shaded brown bear. Feel free to use it as a reference!
Video: How to Draw a Bear
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Learn How to Draw Cute Animals
Did you enjoy this bear drawing guide? Are you wondering what to draw next? I recommend “How to Draw 101 Animals” by Dan Green for more step-by-step cartoon drawing tutorials.
Whether you’re an adult or a kid, this drawing book is an excellent starting point for learning how to draw 101 animals.
If you had fun with this cute bear drawing tutorial, let me know in the comments below what else you’d like to learn how to draw. 😊