How to Draw a Bear

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 perfect Bear.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Bear

How to Draw a Great Looking Bear for Kids and Beginners - Step 1

Bear step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 1

1. Begin the cartoon bear outline by drawing the bear's face. For the eyes, draw two circles with smaller circles inside them. Shade between them.

Use a curved line for the top of the snout, and small wavy lines to contour around the eyes.

Easy Bear Drawing - Step 2

Bear step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 2

2. Enclose the irregular round shape of the nose. Use curved lines to contour the nostrils. Then sketch the upper and lower jaws, including the inside of the mouth and the sharp canine teeth.

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Easy Bear Drawing - Step 3

Bear step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 3

3. Use a series of curved lines to outline the bear’s head. Notice the round shape of the ears and the jagged points that suggest fur. Contour inside the ears with additional jagged lines.

Easy Bear Drawing - Step 4

Bear step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 4

4. Extend long curved lines from the top and bottom of the head to begin outlining the body. Conour the base of the neck with a series of short curved lines that suggest a furry texture.

Easy Bear Drawing - Step 5

Bear step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 5

5. Use a series of long and short curved lines to draw the bear’s leg. Notice the short, jagged lines that afford the texture of fur and the overlapping lines that form the toes.

Easy Bear Drawing - Step 6

Bear step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 6

6. Shade a small oval at the tip of each toe to indicate the claws. Then, sketch the remaining foreleg and belly with a series of long and short lines. Notice the jagged texture of the fur.

Easy Bear Drawing - Step 7

Bear step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 7

7. Use long and short curved lines to draw the rear leg. Notice the jagged, furry texture near the top of the leg and the overlapping lines that form the toes.

Add More Details to Your Bear Picture - Step 8

Bear step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 8

8. Use overlapping curved lines to finish enclosing the bear’s body. Shade small claws on each of the toes.

Complete the Outline of Your Bear Drawing - Step 9

Bear step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 9

9. Draw a curved line between the near legs to outline the remaining rear leg. Then texture the body and limbs with short lines.

Color Your Bear Drawing

Bear step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 11

Your cartoon bear outline is now complete. Color your realistic drawing.

Bears come in many different colors - black bears, brown bears, and white polar bears, for example. Some bears are black with brown or blonde markings.

Easy, step by step Bear drawing tutorial
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Bears are strong, amazing animals. You can draw one quickly and easily thanks to this bear drawing guide.

The step-by-step instructions below are easy to follow. Look for new lines highlighted in blue in each illustration.

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There are eight different species of bears that live around the world. What type of bear is shown in this drawing? Its shaggy fur and humped shoulders make it look like this grizzly bear drawing.

It could even be a black bear or a polar bear. You can learn how to draw a polar bear here.

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