Learn how to draw a great looking Bear with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.
By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a beautiful Bear.
There are eight different species of bears in the world - black bears (Ursus americanus), brown bears (Ursus arctos), polar bears (Ursus maritimus), moon bears (Ursus thibetanus), spectacled bears (Tremarctos ornatus), pandas (Ailuropoda melanoleuca), sloth bears (Melursus ursinus), and sun bears (Ursus malayanus).
The smallest of the bears is the sun bear. It is the size of a large dog and maxes out at 150 pounds (68 kilograms). The polar bear is the largest, at 1,600 pounds (730 kilograms).
Would you like to draw your own realistic bear? Now you can, by following this easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial.
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You will not need any special tools or skills; all you will need is a pencil and a piece of paper. You may also want to use an eraser to correct any mistakes, and markers, colored pencils, or crayons to color your finished bear.
As you follow this simple drawing guide, you will notice that each step is accompanied by an illustration. In each picture, new lines added in the current step are shown in blue. Lines drawn in previous steps are shown in black. You may want to sketch lightly at first, as there will be need to erase some of your early lines in order to complete the picture.
Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Bear
How to Draw a Great Looking Bear for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1
Begin by drawing a circle.
Easy Bear Drawing - Step 2
Draw another, smaller circle overlapping the first.
Easy Bear Drawing - Step 3
Draw two blunt triangles at the top of the circle.
Easy Bear Drawing - Step 4
Draw curved lines on each side of the head. Allow the lines to form blunt points, shaping the head.
Easy Bear Drawing - Step 5
Erase the guide lines from the head.
Easy Bear Drawing - Step 6
Draw two straight lines overlapping the snout.
Easy Bear Drawing - Step 7
Draw the nose using a series of curved lines. Draw a curved line beneath the nose. Connect the nose and the curved line using a short, straight line.
Easy Bear Drawing - Step 8
Erase the guide lines from the snout.
Easy Bear Drawing - Step 9
Draw a larger circle overlapping the first.
Easy Bear Drawing - Step 10
Draw a large oval beside the large circle.
Easy Bear Drawing - Step 11
Connect the oval, the large circle, and the head using a series of curved lines. Note the rising and falling of the upper line.
Easy Bear Drawing - Step 12
Erase the guide lines formed by the oval and the large circle. Outline of the bear’s body is now complete.
Easy Bear Drawing - Step 13
Draw the legs using a series of curved lines. For each leg, extend two curved lines downwards from the body. Allow the lines to draw nearer to each other at the bottom as compared to the top.
Easy Bear Drawing - Step 14
Erase the guide lines from the legs.
Easy Bear Drawing - Step 15
Outline a foot at the bottom of each leg using a curved line. Behind the front leg, draw a series of short, curved lines that meet in jagged points to form fur. Draw a short, curved line below the head.
Easy Bear Drawing - Step 16
Erase the guide lines from the legs and feet.
Easy Bear Drawing - Step 17
Draw several claws on each foot. To form each claw, draw a narrow triangle consisting of curved lines.
Easy Bear Drawing - Step 18
Draw two small ovals just above the nose. Within each oval, draw a small circle. Shade between the oval and the circle.
Easy Bear Drawing - Step 19
Detail the ears by drawing short, curved, triangular lines within each ear. Add the texture of fur to your bear. Draw short, curved groupings of lines, at times meeting in jagged points, across the face, chest, back, and legs.
Easy Bear Drawing - Step 20
Color your bear. In the wild, bears range in color from white, blonde, and tan to brown and black.
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