Grizzly bears are some of the most majestic animals in nature.
These large beasts may look kind of cute at first, but they can be rather dangerous and ferocious, and they are considered to be apex predators.
Even though they can be dangerous, they are still a beautiful species, and learning how to draw a grizzly bear is the best way to create some amazing artwork featuring this creature.
If you love grizzly bears, then this will be the perfect guide for you. You’ll definitely want to read all the way through to see how it’s all done!
Please enjoy our step-by-step guide on how to draw a grizzly bear in just 6 easy steps.
What's in this Blog Post
- How to Draw A Grizzly Bear – Let’s Get Started!
- Step 1
- Step 2 – Now, draw the rest of the back leg and start the belly
- Step 3 – Next, draw the first front leg for the grizzly bear
- Step 4 – Draw the final leg for the grizzly bear
- Step 5 – Add the final touches for your grizzly bear drawing
- Step 6 – Finish off your grizzly bear drawing with some color
- Your Grizzly Bear Drawing is Complete!
How to Draw A Grizzly Bear – Let’s Get Started!
To begin this guide on how to draw a grizzly bear, we will start with the face of the bear and move towards the back of it as well.
First, start by drawing a smooth, fairly short line for the muzzle of the grizzly bear. You can then use some intricate curved lines for the large nose at the end of it.
Then we shall draw some smaller lines around the face for some details such as the small eyes.
You can then extend the head backward for the outline, and for this line we will be using a more jagged line to make it look furrier.
This jagged line will extend backward from the head to create the back, and then it will round downwards to form the back of the back leg. Finally, finish off by drawing a small, round ear on top of the head.
Step 2 – Now, draw the rest of the back leg and start the belly
Now you’re ready to continue with this grizzly bear drawing by adding the rest of the back leg along with some of the belly for the bear.
You can start by drawing some small, curved lines for the toes with sharp claws at the base of the foot. Then you’ll be using some more of those furry, jagged lines for the front of this leg.
Once that leg is drawn, the next thing to do will be drawing some more lines to create the hairy belly of the grizzly bear curling out from the leg. Finally, draw another furry line for the back of the other back leg.
That’s all there is to it for this step, and now you’re ready for part 3 of the guide!
Step 3 – Next, draw the first front leg for the grizzly bear
For this third step of our guide on how to draw a grizzly bear, we will be adding the first front leg for it.
This front leg will be drawn with the same jagged, furry line you’ve used for a lot of the grizzly bear, and the shape of this front leg will be pretty similar to the back ones.
It will have a fairly thick base with a back line that extends further up than the front line. The base of the leg will also end in some sharp-clawed toes as the other legs did.
In the next few steps, we will add the remaining leg along with some final details and touches.
Step 4 – Draw the final leg for the grizzly bear
You’re now ready to add the final leg to your grizzly bear drawing in this fourth step.
This leg will once again be shaped quite similarly to the other ones, and it will fill in the space near the front of the bear.
Then, you can use some smoother curved lines for the mouth and muzzle of the bear. With some smaller line details, you can also add some fur details around the face to give this grizzly bear some more dimension.
Then you’ll be ready for the final details for this grizzly bear!
Step 5 – Add the final touches for your grizzly bear drawing
This step of our guide on how to draw a grizzly bear will be all about finishing off the final elements to have you ready for the final coloring step of the guide.
The main thing that we will be adding in this step will be the other ear for the grizzly bear, and it will be drawn with a similar shape to the other one.
Once this ear is drawn, we will just have a few more details to add to the picture. These will mainly consist of some more line details throughout the body to make it look even furrier.
We have shown you how you can draw some of these details, but you could also add even more if you’d like!
Then, perhaps you could take it even further by drawing a background or some extra details.
Step 6 – Finish off your grizzly bear drawing with some color
We can now finish off this grizzly bear drawing by adding some color to it in this final step. Grizzly bears can come in a variety of different colors, but for our reference image we went with a classic brown color scheme.
Even though we kept the colors to primarily brown shades, we shook it up by using various shades to create some more texture depth for the bear.
Will you use similar colors or will you take a different approach? You also have some options for how you can color it in by choosing some creative art mediums as you fill it in. We can’t wait to see how you color it in!
Your Grizzly Bear Drawing is Complete!
You have finished this step-by-step guide on how to draw a grizzly bear, and you have successfully replicated this amazing apex predator.
We hope that this guide made it easier for you to draw all of the details and kinds of lines for the picture, and we also hope that it was tons of fun for you as well!
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