Polar bears are considered the largest bear species on earth, some weighing over 2,000 pounds. They live in the frigid Arctic region, hunting seals and at times swimming hundreds of miles in freezing cold seawater.
Polar bears have long been a part of art. The earliest known depiction dates to 1,500 years ago. Today, these bears are seen on emblems of northern countries, such as Greenland, and in popular culture. Notable cartoon polar bears include the Coca Cola bears, used in advertising since 1993, Polar of the the children’s book Polar, the Titanic Bear (Daisy Spedden, 1991), Muk and Luk from Balto (1995), and Mr. Big’s henchmen from Zootopia (2016).
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Would you like to draw your very own cute polar bear cub? Doing so is easy with the help of this simple, step-by-step drawing tutorial. All you will need is a pencil, a piece of paper, and perhaps an eraser. In each step, new lines are highlighted in blue, while lines drawn previously fade to black.
Did you know? A polar bear’s fur is not actually white. Polar bears have black skin covered with transparent, colorless hairs. The hairs reflect the sun in such a way that the bears appear white. You can color your polar bear however you wish using crayons, colored pencils, markers, or paints.
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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Polar Bear Cub
Draw a curved line within each ear, adding detail. Draw two ovals in the middle of the face, outlining the eyes.
Draw a curved line above each eye, indicating eyebrows. Draw another oval in the middle of the face to form the nose. Enclose an oval shape around the nose using two curved lines. Draw a curved line to form the mouth, and connect it to the nose using a short line.
Draw an oval alongside one arm, forming the foot. Connect the foot to the body using a short, curved line. Detail the curve of the ankle using another curved line.
Detail the ice using thick, wavy lines of various lengths. Draw curved lines in a circular shape around the ice flow, indicating the presence of water. Draw a wavy line along the horizon.
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