I take you through 10 easy steps on how to draw an adorable bear.
Drawing cute characters doesn’t have to be daunting. Once broken down into simple shapes, you can tackle just about any cutie!
Use a pencil to draw the shapes. At this stage your lines can be loose and sketchy.
You can also use circles for a more rounder ear.
Play around with different oval shapes for the body. Maybe you’d prefer a chubbier tummy, or a more oblong shape for a taller bear.
We’ll be placing bears hands behind his back, it’s a great way to cheat if you find drawing arms and hands intimidating.
Legs can be together or apart. For legs standing apart, simply draw two rectangle shapes slightly apart from each other.
You can experiment with the size of the feet.
Using a pen directly onto the original drawing, or a light box to trace the original sketch, draw or trace over the outer contours of the shapes. Keeping in mind which lines should be left out and which ones to include. Soften any corners to keep the shapes organic.
Erase your pencil work and add in some facial features. It’s fun to experiment with different snout shapes. If you’re not confident drawing the snout directly in pen, first sketch it out on your original drawing until you’re happy with the shape.
Add some character to your bear by including some fur or other cute markings.
If you like you can add colour to your bear in the medium of your choice, like watercolour or colour pencils. I’ve chosen the digital route. Have fun! There’s no right way or wrong way, there’s only your way.
Hope you enjoyed this quick tutorial! You can grab this little cutie with variations in my freebies section.