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How to Draw a Grizzly Bear

Learn how to draw a grizzly bear with an easy front view of their face and legs. Then make those lines wiggly for an easy furry looking animal.

This looks like a simple drawing project, but those are often turn out to be the best ones for adding extra elements to them. More specifically, two of the Elements of Art: Texture and Space.

The Texture is kind of implied, when the edges of the bear gets some fuzzy details added, and Space, when a large tree is included in the foreground, and lots of small ones in the background. Keep the trees all the same shape, just different sizes, and you have some instant perspective added.

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How to Draw a Grizzly Bear Materials

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  • Drawing Paper. Don’t substitute it with copy paper or construction paper. The surface will get fuzzy, erasing might cause holes, and the colors will generally not look as bright.
  • Pencil. The Ticonderoga brand are the most reliable, make nice dark lines when you need them, and are the easiest to erase. Buying the pre-sharpened ones will save busy teachers a lot of time.
  • Eraser. Large ones you can hold in your hand do a much better job than just the pencil tip erasers, especially when erasing leftover pencil lines after tracing.
  • Black Sharpie Marker. These fine point permanent markers make nice black lines, have a good tip for coloring, and never bleed when they get wet. Use them in areas with good ventilation and add extra paper underneath for table protection.
  • Prang Crayons. These are a bit softer than other crayons so they sometimes look like oil pastels. They also have a some nice brown shades that Crayola does not have in the smaller boxes.
  • Crayola Crayons. The reliable brand that always works well. The 24 pack has some of my favorite golden orange and yellow colors, and seem a bit richer than ones Prang has.

Step by Step Directions for How to Draw a Grizzly Bear

Time needed: 45 minutes.

How to Draw a Grizzly Bear

  1. Start the body.

  2. Draw the other half of the body.

  3. Draw the head.

  4. Start the nose.

  5. Finish the nose.

  6. Add two ears.

  7. Draw the claws.

  8. Add trees in fore and background.

  9. Trace with a fuzzy line for the bear and color.

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