How To Draw a Polar Bear

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 live on sea ice and prey upon ringed seals and bearded seals.
  • Polar bears can eat more than 100 lbs of seal blubber in one helping.
  • Polar bears can travel up to 1000 km (620 miles) in one year, searching for seals and quality habitat to live in.
  • Adult male polar bears normally weigh between 800 lbs and 1300 lbs – that’s HUGE!
  • Polar bears will have cubs around the age of five years old, then they’ll have a new litter of cubs every 3 years.

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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