Please PAUSE the "How to Draw a Bear (Cartoon)" video after each step to draw at your own pace.
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 two curved lines next to each other for the cartoon bear's eyes. Sketch lightly at first so that it's easy to erase if you make a mistake. When you get the shape right, darken the lines and make them thick. The shape of the curved lines should be similar to a half-circle. Pay attention to the placement of the curved lines. Don't draw them too far apart.
Step 2: Under each curved line, draw a small circle for the irises. The circle on the left should be close to the right tip of the line. The circle on the right should be close to the middle. Add a short, curved line above each eye for the bear's eyebrows.
Step 3: Inside each iris, off to the side, draw a tiny circle to represent glare. In the middle of each iris, draw a big dot for the bear's pupils. As you shade the pupils, don't overlap the tiny glare circles.
Step 4: Below the eyes, slightly to the left, draw the cartoon bear's small nose. The shape of the nose is basically a small oval.
Step 5: Below the nose, draw a wavy line for the mouth. The shape of the mouth should be similar a rounded letter w. Curve the left tip of the mouth up toward the eye to create the rest of the bear's muzzle. Add a couple of short, curved lines under the mouth for the chin.