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How to Draw a Cartoon Polar Bear

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A beloved series of Coca-Cola print ads and commercials featuring began in 1922. Now, you can learn how to draw a cartoon polar bear with the help of this polar bear drawing tutorial.

You can see real, live polar bears on nature documentaries and in zoos around the world. But are there other popular cartoon polar bears?

Yes, there are! Popular culture loves these adorable animals.

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In the animated film Balto, two polar bear cubs named Muk and Luk provide comic relief for Boris the goose and Balto the wolf-dog.

Other examples include Ice Bear from We Bare Bears, Noah of Noah's Island, and the panserbjorne of The Golden Compass.

What makes polar bears special? Polar bears are larger than brown bears, weighing up to 700 kg (1,500 lbs). They live on the Arctic ice and hunt animals such as seals. They are also becoming increasingly rare.

Polar bears are endangered, and their icy home is melting. What can you do? Try to reduce and recycle the amount of plastic and other pollutants you use.

You can also draw a cute cartoon polar bear to raise awareness for this beautiful creature.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Polar Bear Cub, Grizzly Bear, and Cartoon Bear.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Cartoon Polar Bear

Cartoon Polar Bear drawing - step 1
How to Draw a Cartoon Polar Bear Step 01

1. Begin by drawing the polar bear's eyes. Use curved lines to outline the shape of the eyes. Notice how the lower line of one eye extends to form the top of the nose. Shade a circle or partial circle within each eye to form the pupil. Then, draw a thick curved line above each eye to indicate the eyebrows.

Cartoon Polar Bear drawing - step 2
How to Draw a Cartoon Polar Bear Step 02

2. Outline the bear's face. Draw an irregular rounded shape at the tip of the snout to indicate the nose. Then, use curved lines to sketch the top of the head and the upper lips.

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Cartoon Polar Bear drawing - step 3
How to Draw a Cartoon Polar Bear Step 03

3. Use a series of long and short curved lines to outline the lower jaw, the furry neck, and the chest. Then, draw a perpendicular curved line to begin sketching the foreleg.

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4. Use overlapping curved lines to draw the toes and the furry back of the leg. Use a curved line to outline the far ear. Texture it and the forehead with short curved lines.

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How to Draw a Cartoon Polar Bear Step 05

5. Draw the remaining ear using a pair of curved lines. Then, use curved lines that meet at jagged points to sketch the furry side of the face and shoulder.

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6. Extend a curved line from the back of the leg to form the belly. Then, draw a perpendicular curved line to begin the rear leg. Begin sketching the toes using overlapping curved lines.

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How to Draw a Cartoon Polar Bear Step 07

7. Complete the outline of the bear. Use a series of curved lines that meet to form a furry texture to draw the bear's back, rump, and back of the leg.

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8. Use a series of overlapping curved lines to draw the remaining foreleg, paw, and toes.

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9. Use overlapping curved lines to sketch the remaining rear leg, paw, and toes. Contour the top of the near leg with a curved line.

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Color your cartoon polar bear. These massive animals appear white and blend in with the snow, but did you know? Their hairs are actually clear and their skin is black. This helps them to absorb the maximum amount of heat from the sun. Reflection of the sun's rays results in their white appearance.

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