How to draw a bear in 5 simple steps

How to draw a bear: Final bear drawing
(Image credit: Brynn Metheney)

Need to learn how to draw a bear? You're in the right place. This step-by-step guide will break down the process into straightforward chunks, to make things easy. Learning how to draw anatomically correct, realistic looking animals – bears included – can provide plenty of inspiration that can be incorporated into your artwork. So even if you don't need to draw a bear right now, there's plenty to learn here. 

For more easy to follow tutorials, take a look at our roundup of how-to articles on how to draw animals.

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Brynn Metheney specializes in creature design, fantasy illustration and visual development for film, games and publishing. She lives and works in Oakland, California.