Last Updated on April 30, 2023 by April
Looking for easy bears to draw? This step-by-step tutorial makes bear drawing easy for kids and beginner adult drawers alike! Once you break down all the steps, learning how to draw a bear is a piece of cake. If you want to draw a bear in just a few minutes, read on!
Before we begin the bear drawing tutorial, you must ensure you have all the required basic supplies. You will need drawing pencils, a sketching pad, and an eraser. That is all! You do not need to go all out at the crafts store for your practice drawing.
If you want to color in your bear at the end, ensure you have quality colored pencils ready to go. Here are my favorite budget-friendly coloring pencils.
How to Draw a Bear Easy and Quick
I think bears are one of the cutest animals ever! Teddy bears, cartoon bears, and real-life bears are just so adorable. The best part is that bears come in many beautiful colors, like black, brown, white, and multi-colored. While I would love to show you all the incredible bears all at once, we will use a simple brown bear for this tutorial.
To follow the drawing tutorial, please look for the blue reference lines. These lines are intended to show you which step you should be on. For example, if you look below, you notice in step two that the bear’s ears are blue. This means you should work on the bear’s ears in that particular step.
Prefer a video of the drawing tutorial? Scroll to the end of this post for an easy bear drawing video tutorial.
Easy Step-by-Step Bear Drawing Tutorial
Step 1: Draw the Bear Head
Let’s start by drawing the face of your cute bear!
Step 2: Draw Bear Ears
No bear drawing is complete without a pair of fluffy little ears. To draw the ears, simply draw two half circles on either side of your bear’s head. The half circles should be the same shape, one smaller and inside the other.
Step 3: Draw Some Bear Eyes
Now, we will begin drawing in the face of your bear. To draw the bear’s face, include two symmetrical eyes.
Step 4: Shade/Color in the Bear Eyes
If you are doing a bear sketch without color, you can shade in the eyes in this step. If you want to color your bear eyes a certain way, skip this step.
Step 5: Draw the Bear Nose
Next, draw a wide circle to make your bear nose.
Step 6: Shade/Color in the Bear Nose
In this step, you should shade in the bear nose you just drew.
Step 7: Draw the Bear Mouth
The last part of your bear face to draw is the mouth. You can draw a mouth by creating two half circles that connect to the bottom middle of your bear nose. The open part of the circle should face upwards.
Next, draw one more half circle at the bottom middle of the first two half circles.
Step 8: Draw the Bear Arms
Draw two symmetrical arms that curve toward the middle of your bear’s body.
Step 9: Draw the Bear Feet
Draw two ovals that point out and to the side. These will be feet for your bear.
Step 10: Draw the Bear Feet Details
One of my favorite parts – the toes and foot pads!
Step 11: Draw the Sides of the Bear
Draw two curved lines on either side of your bear, connecting the sides of the arms to the feet to create the body.
Step 12: Draw the Bottom of the Bear
Draw one curved line between the feet to create the bottom of your bear’s body.
Step 13: Finished!
Now you’re done. Congrats! See the next step if you’d like to bring some color into this drawing.
Step 14: Color in Your Bear (Optional)
If you choose to color in your bear, here is an example of a shaded brown bear. You can copy this if you’d like!
Video: How to Draw a Bear
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Learn How to Draw Cute Animals
Did you have a blast with this bear drawing guide? You are probably now thinking about what you should learn to draw next.
I recommend ‘How to Draw 101 Animals‘ by Dan Green for more cartoon drawing tutorials.
This drawing book will teach you how to draw 101 animals step-by-step. Whether you are an adult or a kid, this book is a great way to start drawing.
If you thought this cute bear drawing tutorial was super fun, let me know in the comments what else you want to learn how to draw. ?