I was inspired to create this bear drawing from a diagram at Appalachian Bear Rescue. I altered their instructions a bit to make the bear symmetrical, which is easier for those just learning how to draw.
1. The students fold their drawing paper in half in both directions, crease and open again. This will create grid lines that help the students in scale their art. A round head is drawn above the horizontal fold.
2. A triangular snout and nose and eyes were added, along with two eyes and ears.
3. The left side of the bear body is drawn.
4. The right side of the body is drawn, along with claws. Young students may add trees and grass, and older students may layer trees to add dimension. When the pencil drawing is complete, the lines are traced with a black marker and the picture filled in with crayon.