How To Draw A Bear: Step 9

How to Draw a Bear

Learn how to draw a bear by following along with this fun drawing guide!

Sharpen a pencil and follow along with these clear 9 drawing steps. You’ll learn the fundamentals for drawing a bear.

This lesson only takes about 30 minutes and includes a pdf you can easily print or download. The pdf guide even contains a “coloring book” page with just the line art. This pairs well with crayons or colored pencils. You can even use markers if you wish. The pdf is ideal for very young kids looking for some extra guidance with the line work and simply wish to color in the bear.

Enjoy the process of learning how to draw a bear. Go beyond the lesson…don’t forget to add some background elements. It is time to get drawing!


  • Pencil
  • Drawing Paper
  • Crayons or Colored Pencils
  • Black Marker (optional)
  • How to Draw a Bear Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
How To Draw A Bear: All Steps

In this lesson, we will start with a blank piece of paper and learn how to draw a bear in 9 instructive steps. It’s best if we notice the proportions of each part of the bear. How big is each part compared to each other? What types of lines are being used to draw the bear’s fur?

Time Needed: 30 minutes

  1. Draw The Head

    How To Draw A Bear: Step 1

    Let’s first start creating two shaded circles for the eyes. Next, draw a small triangular shape with curved lines at the bottom to form the nose and mouth. Now, outline the shape of the snout as shown. Then, outline the shape of the bear’s head and add pointed lines to draw the fur.

  2. Attach The Ears

    How To Draw A Bear: Step 2

    Attach the bear’s ears onto its head by making U-shaped lines with short, curved lines inside.

  3. Outline The Body

    How To Draw A Bear: Step 3

    Outline the shape of the bear’s body by forming the two lines as shown. Don’t forget to draw pointed lines for the fur details.

  4. Start Forming The Legs

    How To Draw A Bear: Step 4

    Let’s start forming the bear’s legs! First, draw a curved line with small, pointed lines as shown. Draw a small bump at the bottom of the leg to form the bear’s paw.

  5. Continue Drawing The Bear’s Legs

    How To Draw A Bear: Step 5

    Continue drawing the bear’s legs by creating a line with a bump at the bottom for the paws. Don’t forget to add the small, pointed lines to form the fur.

  6. Draw The Underside Of The Belly

    How To Draw A Bear: Step 6

    Draw the underside of the bear’s belly by making a short horizontal line. Then, draw small V-shaped lines for the fur. Next, draw the visible part of the paw by forming an upward curve.

  7. Add The Claws

    How To Draw A Bear: Step 7

    Add the claws by forming small triangles attached to the bear’s paws.

  8. Attach The Tail

    How To Draw A Bear: Step 8

    Attach the tail to the bear’s body by drawing a curved line.

  9. Complete The Bear Drawing

    How To Draw A Bear: Step 9

    Let’s complete the bear drawing by coloring its fur mainly with shades of brown. Next, shade the snout and inner part of the ears with a light brown crayon. Then, use a darker shade of brown to color the nose. Finally, use a white crayon to color the claws.

How to Draw a Bear PDF Download

Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for How to Draw a Bear. The last page of the downloadable PDF includes a coloring book page with just the outlines and an extension exercise for prompting kids to get creative!

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