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How to Draw a Bear

Learn how to draw a bear that looks realistic, but doesn’t call for lots of grown up sketching. Adding fuzzy edges to simple shapes makes this bear easy to draw for all ages.

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Drawing of a Bear

First, a few quick facts about bears. Bears belong to the mammal class, because they are covered in hair, have a spine, are warm-blooded and feed milk to their babies once they are born. They can also be classified as omnivores, which means they eat both meat and plants.

Bears sometimes look like they can be complicated to draw, with their big furry bodies. It can be hard to see where and how their legs and arms attach to their bodies. Not to worry though, this tutorial will show students how to first draw a nice sturdy body with legs, and then add some fuzzy edges. It always helps to make sure that something has the right size and proportion first, before adding details. The drawing is more likely to turn out well, and you can save a whole lot of erasing time too!

how to draw a bear
Preview of step by step Bear drawing tutorial
Bear Coloring Page

MATERIALS

DIRECTIONS

Time needed: 45 minutes.

How to Draw a Bear

  1. Draw the basic head shape as shown.

  2. Add two ears and the round torso shape.

  3. Draw an overlapping front and back leg.

  4. Erase the gray line and add two other legs.

  5. Draw the face and ear detail.

  6. Add some fuzzy fur lines around the body.

  7. Erase the gray lines and add claws.

  8. Draw landscaping in the background.

  9. Trace with marker and color.

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