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How To Draw A Bear Face

This easy drawing tutorial is a perfect starting point for beginner artists.

It will take you through the simple steps of how to draw a bear face. 

The bear we are drawing today is a cartoon style with a mix of features from a brown bear and an American black bear.

And instead of drawing the entire animals’s body, we will focus on the face instead. 

This is an easy and quick tutorial because we have broken down each step into simple shapes.

final image from tutorial of how to draw a bear face, in full color.

And drawing is a breeze when you can see the basic forms of the object you are looking at.

While ours might look like a teddy bear, they are indeed wild animals.

Did you know that a Grizzly bear is a type of brown bear? They are both found in the US.

After completing this lesson, We have many other drawing tutorials with step-by-step instructions that you may love.

Check out how to draw a cute bull, a milk cow, and the face of a fox.

Also, take a look at this article for some fun exercises to practice your drawing skills.

Drawing Supplies You’ll Need

  • Sheet of paper
  • Pencil
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Eraser (preferably white)

Optional Materials

  • Crayons
  • Water-based markers
  • Colored pencils

Step-By-Step Guide For How To Draw A Bear Face

all the steps for how to draw a bear face. steps for part to draw are marked with dotted lines.

Step 1. Draw The Head

an oval marked in dotted lines.

Imagine a bear’s head as a big, wide circle. We’re going to draw an oval to start with. This will be the base of the head.

Step 2. Add The Dee-Set Eye Fur

next step with two smaller ovals inside large one.

They have very expressive eyes, and to show this in our cartoon bear, we’ll draw ovals for the fur around the eyes.

Place an oval on each side of the head, up high, to start the eyes.

Step 3. Draw In The Details Of The Eyes

circles inside of smaller ovals.

Bears might look like they have small eyes because they’re so dark and surrounded by thick fur.

Add a small circle towards the top for each eye inside the ovals you drew. Inside these, draw even smaller circles for the pupils.

Step 4. Create The Nose 

wide triangle marking the nose of the bear.

Now, let’s draw the nose. It looks like a wide, upside-down triangle with smooth corners.

Fill in the eyes with black, but leave the pupils white to make them stand out.

Step 5. Detail The Nose

inner triangle for nose of bear, marked with dotted lines.

Draw a smaller triangle inside the big one to make the nose look real. This little trick adds depth to the bear’s snout.

Step 6. Sketch The Mouth

dotted lines showing how to draw bears mouth.

For the mouth, draw a straight line down from the nose, but don’t go all the way to the bottom of the snout.

Then, add a curved line for the mouth, connecting in the middle of that straight line.

Step 7. Create The Ears

Dotted lines of ears shows final step for how to draw a bear face.

Finally, let’s add ears to our bear. They’re like half circles on the top sides of the head.

If you draw an imaginary line from the middle of the eye fur straight up, that’s where the middle of each ear should be.

Inside each ear, draw another smaller half-circle for the inner ear.

final line drawing of completed bear lesson.

And there you have it! Are you ready to try drawing the bear’s body next? If not, no worries—we’ll have a guide for that soon.

Keep practicing, and have fun with your drawings!

How To Draw A Bear Face

In a few simple steps, you can learn how to draw a bear face. Use this detailed guide to create a cartoon drawing to hang on your wall.

Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost 5


  • Sheet of paper
  • Pencil
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Eraser (preferably white)


  • Optional Materials:
  • Crayons
  • Water-based markers
  • Colored pencils


  1. Sketch The Head As An Oval
  2. Make Two More Ovals To Add The Eye Fur To The Bear’s Face
  3. Draw In The Details Of The With Circles
  4. Make The Nose Which Is A Rounded Triangle
  5. Add In The Nose Detail As A Smaller Triangle
  6. Draw The Mouth With A Vertical Line Ending In A Wide Curve
  7. Add Two Half Circles On Each Side of the Head To Create The Ears

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How To Draw A Bear Face

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