how to draw a polar bear

In this drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw a Polar Bear in 6 easy steps. This step by step guide progressively builds upon each previous step until you get to the final rendering of a polar bear!

Before we begin the How To Draw a Polar Bear drawing lesson, here are some fun facts about Polar Bears you might find interesting, especially for kids.

  • Polar bears are the largest land carnivores in the world, with adult males weighing up to 1,500 pounds or more.
  • These bears have a thick layer of blubber and a dense fur coat that keeps them warm in Arctic temperatures.
  • Polar bears have black skin underneath their white fur, which helps them absorb heat from the sun.
  • The fur of a polar bear is not actually white; it is transparent and hollow, which helps with insulation and camouflage in the snow.
  • Polar bears have large, wide paws that act like snowshoes to distribute weight and prevent them from sinking into the snow.
  • These Arctic animals are excellent swimmers and can cover long distances in the water, using their large front paws to propel themselves.
  • A polar bear’s diet mainly consists of seals, which they hunt by waiting for the seals to surface at breathing holes in the ice.
  • Polar bears have an incredible sense of smell and can detect seals nearly a mile away and beneath several feet of compacted snow.
  • These bears are solitary animals and roam large territories that can be thousands of square miles.
  • Polar bears are born on land but spend most of their lives on the sea ice, which makes them classified as marine mammals.

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You can follow along with the video or use the simple drawing steps below the video as a guide!

How To Draw a Polar Bear – Quick and Easy Step-by-Step Drawing Lesson

Step 1: Begin by drawing the head and neck of the polar bear.

how to draw a polar bear

Step 2: Draw the back of the polar bear and the read end.

how to draw a polar bear

Step 3: Now you can draw front leg and the start of the back leg.

how to draw a polar bear

Step 4: Draw the polar bear’s underbelly.

how to draw a polar bear

Step 5: Now, draw the legs on the left side of the bear’s body.

how to draw a polar bear

Step 6: Draw in face details, don’t forget to add the nose – like I did!

how to draw a polar bear

Well Done, now that you’ve completed How To Draw a Polar Bear, considering adding some shading or coloring to make your Polar Bear look realistic! Use the picture below as a guide to shade or color your Bear! There’s a lot of off-white fur, but you can add shading to represent the thick fur coat of a polar bear.

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You did it! Congratulations on drawing a Polar Bear! Your first try may not have gone as perfectly as you had hoped, but I’m sure after another attempt or two you will see a big improvement. The best way to learn how to draw a Polar Bear is with practice…practice…practice!

Are you looking for another bear species to draw? How about learning how to quickly and easily draw a PANDA BEAR! Take a look here for another quick and easy drawing tutorial: How to Draw a Panda Bear

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