Please PAUSE the "How to Draw a Grizzly Bear" video after each step to draw at your own pace.
Time-Lapse (Speed Drawing) video:
Written step-by-step video tutorial:
For the first few steps, don't press down too hard with your pencil. Use light, smooth strokes to begin.
Step 1: Draw a circle near the left edge of the page as a guide for the growling grizzly bear's head. First draw four small marks to indicate the height and width of the circle, then connect the marks using curved lines. Sketch lightly at first so that it's easy to erase if you make a mistake. But the circle doesn't have to be perfect. It's just a guide. If you do want a perfect circle, trace the outer rim of a coin, bottle cap or any other object with a circular edge.
Step 2: Draw a curved horizontal line across the head. This is a construction line that will help you place the grizzly bear's facial features later. Add a curved vertical line on the top right side of the head for another construction line.
Step 3: Draw a shape similar to a half-circle directly under the horizontal line as a guide for the bear's muzzle. First draw a curved line similar to a wide upside-down letter U. Then draw a short horizontal line for the bottom part.
Step 4: Draw a long, curved, U-shaped line under the muzzle as a guide for the growling bear's open mouth. The line should touch the lower edge of the head, and the bottom portion should be narrower than the top.
Step 5: Draw two short arcs on top of the head as guides for the grizzly bear's ears. The arcs should be round and small in relation to the head. They should be similar to an upside-down letter U.