Learn how to draw a great looking Teddy Bear with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial. You can now easily create a beautiful Teddy Bear drawing.
Would you like to learn how to draw a teddy bear? This easy, step-by-step cartoon drawing guide can help you sketch this iconic toy.
How did teddy bears come to be the one stuffed toy hugged by almost every child? Or the gift you give your girlfriend on Valentine's Day? The story of a U.S. president, a rifle, and a hunting trip might surprise you.
In 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt went on a hunting trip in Mississippi, USA. One of the president's assistants didn't think it proper that the trip end without the president capturing his quarry - a bear. So, this assistant trapped a bear and tied it to a tree.
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Roosevelt, however, refused to shoot the bear. He felt it was wrong and unsportsmanlike to shoot an animal that could not escape or defend itself.
A newspaper cartoonist drew a picture of this scene, which inspired a Brooklyn candy shop owner to dedicate a toy bear to the president. He called the toy "Teddy's bear." Soon, stuffed teddy bears were popular with children around the world.
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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Teddy Bear
How to Draw a Great Looking Teddy Bear for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1
1. Use simple rounded shapes to outline the teddy bear's face. For the eyes, use two vertical ovals. For the nose, draw an irregular horizontal oval that is slightly pointed on the bottom. Enclose curved shapes above the eyes to form the eyebrows.
Easy Teddy Bear Drawing - Step 2
2. Draw a large oval that captures the nose on its upper edge. This forms the teddy bear's muzzle or snout. Extend a curved line below the nose. At its base, use curved lines to draw a classic smile, with dimples at each end.
Easy Teddy Bear Drawing - Step 3
3. Begin to outline the bear's face. Use long curved lines for the cheeks and side of the head. Use a "C" shaped line for the ear. Notice how the ear and side of the head overlap slightly.
Easy Teddy Bear Drawing - Step 4
4. Connect the ear to the opposite cheek using a long curved line, completing the outline of the head. Notice how the lines overlap slightly. Then, enclose the remaining ear using a "C" shaped line. Contour the inside of each ear using smaller "C" shaped lines.
Easy Teddy Bear Drawing - Step 5
5. Give the teddy bear a bow tie. First, enclose a rounded triangle to form one side of the bow. Use a curved line to enclose an oval on one side, forming the knot at the center. Then, use a curved line to enclose the remaining side of the bow.
Easy Teddy Bear Drawing - Step 6
6. Draw the teddy bear's arm using a long curved line. Allow the line to double back upon itself, outlining the paw. Then, draw a short curved line below the arm. This will become the top of the bear's leg.
Easy Teddy Bear Drawing - Step 7
7. Complete the leg and foot. Use a curved line for the bottom of the leg and a "C" shaped line for the foot. Notice that the lines of the foot and leg overlap. Then, draw a long curved line from the bow tie to the foot to complete the bear's body.
Add More Details to Your Teddy Bear Picture - Step 8
8. Use two curved lines and an overlapping "C" shaped line to draw the bear's remaining leg. Draw a circle in the middle of the foot.
Complete the Outline of Your Teddy Bear Drawing - Step 9
9. Draw a circle on the bottom of the remaining foot. Outline the belly by drawing a curved line across the torso. Then, enclose the remaining arm using a curved line.
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