How to Draw a Black Bear

Artist: Dawn / July 31, 2010

Step 1.

Start this step off by drawing basic guide work. These guides are simply made from shapes and a series of lines to keep the drawing process in order. To draw proportionally, you'll need to master the common shapes.

Step 2.

Next, draw the snout for your black bear. This should be paid careful attention to so you'll be familiarized with the common snout shape of a black bear. The eye ridges can be optional. You can make eyebrows along the ridges or keep them bare.

Step 3.

Then, draw the forelegs of the bear. This should be a bit easy due to lack of detail.

Step 4.

Complete the face by drawing the eyes and pupils. You can give your bear a more "happy" appearance by ridding the eyelids over the eyes. Add a fluff of fur to the edges of the cheeks too. Don't forbid drawing the nose and hind legs.

Step 5.

Finish off the drawing by completing the arch of the back and the rest of the detailing to the legs. Detail the paws by adding lines to define paw separation. Once completed, you'll have yourself a nice looking black bear!

Step 6.

Your finished artwork should resemble this line art. If you're not satisfied with the way yours resulted, then retry the tutorial. Don't ever give up because you don't acquire immediate results. This lesson only gives you leap ahead to better drawing   

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Artist: Dawn
Date Added: July 31, 2010
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