How to Draw a Teddy Bear

How to draw a teddy bear cartoon

Learning how to draw a teddy bear - simple, like the one you see above, really is quite easy to do. Given the idea of using a framework, here we can simplify our bear into a series of ovals and circles.

Let's get started, beginning with a guideline...


First Step - Draw a Framework for Your Teddy Bear

To draw the framework, start with a centerline - and then... go ahead and slowly map out the various shapes (head, arms, body, etc.) that will compose it.

Here's how it looks...

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Feel free to change these shapes now. In doing so, you will pleased to see that you can come up with a number of different looks for your bear - as truly, it all comes down to the size and arrangement of these shapes.

Satisfied with your framework? Great, let's keep going...

Second Step - How to Draw a Teddy Bear, Step by Step

Beginning with its head, go ahead and draw your bear step by step, using the examples below to help you progress. Oh - and to give your bear that 'fluffy' sort of look... see if you can use 'squiggly' lines like I did instead.

It's simple changes like this that make all the difference in a drawing!

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Looking above at the finished drawing - you can see that although it looks like a teddy bear, it really doesn't have much character. It's simple and generic, and really - that's OK because it is after all- a stuffed animal!

BUT - you can make alterations in your drawing to make even more unique. Why not give your bear some 'cartoon eyes' and some clothing... now you've got a cool-looking brand new character!

Hope you enjoyed the lesson! :-)