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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 creating a bear face drawing. 

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

And instead of drawing the entire bear’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 our bear might look like a teddy bear, bears are indeed wild animals. Did you know that a Grizzly bear is a type of brown bear? Grizzlies, the black, and brown bears, are 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.

Materials For How to Draw A Bear Face

  • 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 Bear’s Head

an oval marked in dotted lines.

A bear’s head is like a wide circle. So to make the bear head, draw an oval.

Step 2. Add The Eye Fur To The Bear’s Face

next step with two smaller ovals inside large one.

Since we are drawing a cartoon bear, we will emphasize the soulfulness of the eyes by darkening the fur around the eye with an oval shape.

To add this, place an oval on the upper half of each side of the head.

Step 3. Draw In The Details Of The Bear’s Eyes

circles inside of smaller ovals.

In this next step, draw the eyes. A bear has the appearance of having tiny eyes because they are so dark, as well as surrounded by dark fur.

First, draw a small circle toward the top, inside of each eye, and then draw a smaller circle in each eye, which is the pupil. 

Step 4. Make The Bear’s Nose 

wide triangle marking the nose of the bear.

Next, we’ll focus on the lower facial features. Start with the bear’s snout. Draw this as a wide, upside-down triangle with wide corners rather than pointed ones. 

Also, fill in the black color of the bear’s eyes that you drew in the previous step. But leave the pupils white.

Step 5. Add The Nose Detail

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

Give the bear’s nose a little bit of detail by creating the same shape inside the nose as the nose. This gives the snout a little bit of depth.

Step 6. Draw The Bear’s Mouth

dotted lines showing how to draw bears mouth.

For the mouth, draw a straight line from the center of the nose. Stop before the bottom of the snout.

Then draw a curved line to make the mouth. The curve meets at the middle of the vertical line coming from the nose.

Step 7. Create The Ears

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

Now for this final step, we’ll make the bear’s ears. The ears are half circles located on the top sides of the bear’s head.

Drawing an imaginary line diagonally straight from the middle of the eye fur will give you the center spot for the middle of the ear.

The inner ear is also a half circle, placed inside the ear, but smaller.

Now that you’ve learned how to draw a bear face, do you think you can take the extra step of adding the shape of the body? If not don’t worry. We’ll add a tutorial for that soon.

final line drawing of completed bear lesson.

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 bear 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. Draw The Bear’s 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 Bear’s Eyes With Circles
  4. Make The Bear’s Nose Which Is A Rounded Triangle
  5. Add In The Nose Detail As A Smaller Triangle
  6. Draw The Bear’s Mouth With A Vertical Line Ending In A Wide Curve
  7. Draw 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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