There are many different kinds of bears in the world, and some are smaller while others are massive and powerful.
They may be depicted as cute and cuddly teddy bears, but they are usually rather dangerous and can be a force to be reckoned with.
Bears can also survive in some pretty harsh environments, and this is certainly true of polar bears.
In this guide on how to draw a cartoon polar bear, we will create a cute interpretation of this mighty animal!
We have a wonderful representation of this incredible bear species for you to draw, and it should prove to be a lot of fun.
So prepare for some ice-cold coloring fun as we begin this step-by-step guide on how to draw a cartoon polar bear in just 6 easy steps.
How to Draw A Cartoon Polar Bear – Let’s get Started!
We have an absolutely adorable bear for you to draw in this guide, and we will start with the head and face of this little guy!
To begin this cartoon polar bear drawing, we will first draw the head and face.
The top of the head will be drawn using a large, curved line, and this will connect to a smaller curved line for the muzzle of the bear.
Then, we will add the ears for the bear. Each of these will be drawn as a small rounded shape on top of the head, and they will be quite far from one another.
Then we will draw some facial details for the bear. The eyes will be drawn as two black ovals that each have two white dots inside of them.
Finally, draw another black oval for the nose and then draw some curved lines for the smiling mouth.
Step 2 – Draw the front legs and chest of the bear
In this second step of our guide on how to draw a cartoon polar bear, we will draw the chest and front legs of the bear.
The chest will be rather simple, and you can use a small curved line extending from the base of the head.
Then, we will draw the legs, and these will be short and thick with simple rounded paws at the ends.
That’s all for this step, and then we can continue!
Step 3 – Now, draw the back leg and the belly
We will be adding a back leg and a belly for this cartoon polar bear in this step of the guide.
For the belly, you can draw a fairly short curved line back from the front leg that you drew in the previous step.
Then, we will add another paw underneath it, and this will be drawn in a similar way to the first paws.
Finally for this step, use anther curved line for the start of the back leg, and then we will finish drawing that leg soon.
Step 4 – Finish the back leg and back of the head
Now we can finish off the back of the head and add the back leg to your cartoon polar bear drawing.
For the back of the head, you will be drawing another curved line coming down from the back of the ear on the right.
Then, we will add the back leg. This will attach to the portion that you drew in the previous step.
Because it is a back leg, that means that the top of the leg will be a lot thicker than the tops of the front legs in order to show where the hip is.
There will be a large gap where the back of the bear will go, and we will finish that along with any final details in the next step of the guide.
Step 5 – Now, you can add the final touches
As we mentioned in the previous step of our guide on how to draw a cartoon polar bear, this step of the guide will focus on drawing the back of the bear along with any final touches.
First, you can draw a curved line between the head and the back leg for the back of the bear.
You can then add its tail, and this will also be drawn using a small, curved line poking off of the back of the bear. Once these details are drawn, you’re ready for the final step of the guide!
You don’t have to stop just yet, as you could also draw some extra details or maybe a background to finish it off nicely.
You could go for a cold snowy environment for a realistic setting, or you could put this cute little guy in some kind of fun scenario.
What kind of extra details can you think to add to this picture?
Bonus: Add Some Fun Extra Ideas To Your Drawing
How adorable is this drawing of a cartoon polar bear? That is the question, and the answer would be “super adorable!”
As cute as it is, you could potentially make it even cuter with some extra details. These could be as simple or as complex as you like, and we have a few ideas to get you started.
For example, what if this polar bear was wearing a fluffy bobble hat? That would be a fairly simple detail to add, but it would immediately make it even cuter.
You could take it even further by giving the bear a cute Christmas sweater as well. These are some simple ideas, but they are wonderful ways to give your cartoon polar bear some personality.
It would also be a great way to make your drawing have a seasonal theme, such as Christmas or Winter in general. Speaking of which, it would also be fun to add a background.
Polar bears live in cold, snowy environments, so that would be a simple idea for this drawing. Or you could go for something more unusual, perhaps showing the polar bear in a library or a party.
Basically, places you would never expect to see a polar bear! Adding other characters would also be a great way to add to the drawing.
You could add some other cute polar bears in order to make this image even cuter. This would also be easy enough to do, as you would merely need to follow through the guide again.
Then, change a few small details on each polar bear in order to make each one unique. These are some fun ideas, but how else could you add to this drawing?
Step 6 – Finish off your drawing with some color
This is the final step of the guide, and in it we shall finish off with some color.
Polar bears are pure white, so you may think this would be limiting when it comes to the options you have for you can color it in, but there are still some fun ways to add some color!
In our reference image, we used some light grey on certain parts of the bear’s body to create some shading.
Even if you stick to this more realistic approach, you could incorporate some brighter colors into the background of the image!
You can also change up the art tools and mediums that you use to get some interesting colors for the picture.
We will be interested to see how you color this one in!
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For this cartoon polar bear drawing, we portrayed it in a fun and simple way to make it easier for you to learn. Just because it’s a simple design doesn’t mean that it can’t be simplified even further!
When it comes to drawing, everyone has a style and a way of drawing they feel comfortable with.
Some people may have picked up this guide and completed it with no problem.
Others may prefer to draw in a more realistic way or in a different cartoon style. If you have a style that you enjoy working with, why not alter the design a bit to suit that style?
You would even have a more personalized drawing at the end of it!
Once you have drawn this cartoon polar bear sketch in the style of your choice, you could then incorporate it into a larger background.
Adding a background can be a great way to make the drawing easier, as it will make it a smaller part of the image. It could be a simple snowy setting with a few rocks and mountains included.
That’s one simple background you could use, but there are many other ideas you could go for! The less of an emphasis that’s placed on the subject the more you can simplify it and make it easier.
If you want the focus to stay on this cartoon polar bear drawing and want to make the style similar to our example, you can use some methods to help you.
If you use a pencil, you can start by drawing a few round shapes connecting to one another. These will start to map out the proportions and outline of the cartoon polar bear.
Once you have these, you can add more details and elements with darker lines to start building up the image.
When you’re happy that it matches the guide, you could then draw over it with your pen to finish.
Your Cartoon Polar Bear Drawing is Complete!
We hope that this guide on how to draw a cartoon polar bear proved to be a fun and informative drawing challenge for you to take on!
We wanted to create a wonderfully cute image of a polar bear for you, and we also wanted to make sure that it would be easy to draw this cute little guy.
We hope that both of these goals were achieved for you!
When you’re ready to take on a new drawing challenge to try out, you can visit our website for many more drawing guides to enjoy!
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