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Easy How to Draw a Polar Bear Tutorial and Polar Bear Coloring Page

Below you’ll find an easy step-by-step tutorial for how to draw a Polar Bear and a Polar Bear Coloring Page. Narrow eyes and a small forehead let you know exactly who he is.

Polar Bear Drawing

Learning how to draw a polar bear doesn’t always have to show the entire body. Things get much more simple when you just focus on the face. No need to worry about the legs and arms and body — a white bear with a small forehead and long neck will say exactly who he (or she) is!

Now young students that are learning more (or are fans of) polar bears, have an easy option how to draw one. This tutorial will show how the proportions of the eyes, ears, nose and mouth, can make bear look much more like the polar variety, and not so much like the grizzly or other type of bear.

Getting Started with Drawing Guides

The best way to get students off to a good start to any drawing lesson is to show them how to use guides as a reference point.

You may have noticed that all of the tutorials on this site have a dashed line running through the center of each step, in both horizontal and vertical directions. If students make their own centered lines on their own paper, before drawing, they will have an easy reference to follow.

For instance, as seen in Step 1 below, the oval for the tiger head needs to sit on the horizontal line of the paper, and centered on that side. It’s important to get that shape in a good size and place, before adding the back of the the tiger’s body to the left.

Drawing skills are all about getting the size and placement of lines on paper, so having some visual reference point to get started, will always help anyone learn how to be a little more accurate.

So does that mean students need to get out a ruler to draw a big fat line down the center of their paper before they start? Goodness no, please don’t! That will most likely be hard to erase and distract from any finished art. No, simply fold the sheet of paper in half both ways, make a crease, and unfold. The beauty is that by the time the drawing is done and colored in, the creases will disappear.

And now, on to the polar bear drawing project.

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    Step by step directions to draw a Polar Bear

    Polar Bear Coloring Page

    Materials for Polar Bear Drawing

    • Drawing Paper. This is the good stuff you can buy in bulk for a good price.
    • Pencils. I like how this brand always makes nice dark lines.
    • Black Marker. A permanent marker will give you a dark black color.
    • Crayons. The larger packs are nice for more color choices.
    • Note: All of the above are Amazon affiliate links.

    How to Draw a Polar Bear Step by Step

    Time needed: 45 minutes.

    Polar Bear Tutorial

    1. Make guidelines. Start the top of the head.

    2. Draw the sides of the head.

    3. Add a hexagon nose.

    4. Add mouth lines.

    5. Start the top of the muzzle.

    6. Finish the bottom of the muzzle.

    7. Draw two eyes.

    8. Add two ears.

    9. Trace and color with crayons.

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