How to Draw a Bear: Easy Step-by-Step Bear Drawing [With Video]

Last Updated on June 15, 2021 by April

How to Draw a Bear: Easy Step-by-Step Bear Drawing [With Video]

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 are looking to draw a bear in just a few minutes, read on!

Before we begin the bear drawing tutorial, you will want to ensure you have all the required basic supplies. You will need drawing pencils, a sketching pad, and an eraser. That is all! There is no need to go all out at the crafts store for your practice drawing.

If you would like to color in your bear at the end, be sure 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, bears come in so many beautiful colors like black, brown, white, and multi-colored. While I would love to show you all the incredible bears all at once, for this tutorial, we will use a simple brown bear.

To follow along with the drawing tutorial, please look out 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 that you should be working 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

How to Draw a Bear: Easy Step-by-Step Bear Drawing [With Video]

Let’s start by drawing the face of your cute bear!

Step 2: Draw Bear Ears

How to Draw a Bear: Easy Step-by-Step Bear Drawing [With Video]

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, with one being smaller and inside the other.

Step 3: Draw Some Bear Eyes

How to Draw a Bear: Easy Step-by-Step Bear Drawing [With Video]

Now, we will begin drawing in the face of your bear. To draw the bear face, include two symmetrical eyes.

Step 4: Shade/Color in the Bear Eyes

How to Draw a Bear: Easy Step-by-Step Bear Drawing [With Video]

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, you can skip this step.

Step 5: Draw the Bear Nose

How to Draw a Bear: Easy Step-by-Step Bear Drawing [With Video]

Next, draw a wide circle to make your bear nose.

Step 6: Shade/Color in the Bear Nose

How to Draw a Bear: Easy Step-by-Step Bear Drawing [With Video]

In this step, you should shade in the bear nose you just drew.

Step 7: Draw the Bear Mouth

How to Draw a Bear: Easy Step-by-Step Bear Drawing [With Video]

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

How to Draw a Bear: Easy Step-by-Step Bear Drawing [With Video]

Draw two symmetrical arms that curve in towards the middle of your bear’s body.

Step 9: Draw the Bear Feet

How to Draw a Bear: Easy Step-by-Step Bear Drawing [With Video]

Draw two ovals that point out and to the side. These will be feet for your bear.

Step 10: Draw the Bear Feet Details

How to Draw a Bear: Easy Step-by-Step Bear Drawing [With Video]

One of my favorite parts – the toes and foot pads!

Step 11: Draw the Sides of the Bear

How to Draw a Bear: Easy Step-by-Step Bear Drawing [With Video]

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

How to Draw a Bear: Easy Step-by-Step Bear Drawing [With Video]

Draw one curved line between the feet to create the bottom of your bear’s body.

Step 13: Finished!

How to Draw a Bear: Easy Step-by-Step Bear Drawing [With Video]

Now you’re done. Congrats! If you’d like to bring some color into this drawing, see the next step.

Step 14: Color in Your Bear (Optional)

How to Draw a Bear: Easy Step-by-Step Bear Drawing [With Video]

If you choose to color in your bear, here is an example of a shaded in brown bear. You can copy this if you’d like!

Video: How to Draw a Bear

Want more cute drawing tutorials? Check out this easy Pig drawing.

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 how to draw next.

For more cartoon drawing tutorials, I recommend ‘How to Draw 101 Animals‘ by Dan Green.

This drawing book will teach you how to draw 101 animals step-by-step. Whether you are an adult or kid, this book is a great way to get started drawing.

If you thought this cute bear drawing tutorial was super fun, be sure to let me know in the comments what else you want to learn how to draw. ?

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