how to draw a teddy

How to Draw a Teddy

Step 1.

So, you want to create a really basic looking teddy bear, eh? Well first off, start off with the very essential guidelines you see here. Without guides, you won't be able to get to the core shape of the bear. I suggest to use a compass for the perfect circles and a ruler for some of the straight edges. To get nice curves, swiftly draw the desired curve so you have less chance of drawing 'bumpy' edges. Now that you have your foundation, move onto the next step.

Step 2.

Next, we must draw the shape of the teddy's head. See how the sides of the face 'bump' outwards? This creates a very cute atmosphere for your teddy bear. By having a very chubby - fluffy face, you'll have the most cutest creature ever! To complete the chubby look, draw circular eyes to coherently go with the face shape. Don't forget to draw descending lines connecting to the lower circle for the base of the body. By drawing the head and center of the body first, you'll avoid mishaps accurately.

Step 3.

Next, move onto drawing the cute circular ears. Remember, you must have a harmonic shape theme for your teddy, otherwise, you'll end up with a distorted - chaotic drawing! Cuddly teddies have a very circular appearance, therefore, it creates an illusion of 'cuddly'! Keep things round and fluffy when it comes to drawing these cute stuffed animals. Add a brief and small mouth to go with the overall look. Add the limbs too to give this buddy a completed look. Oh! There's one more thing you need to complete, so move onto the next step!

Step 4.

Lastly, here's an important part of drawing a teddy bear. When you've completed the arms and legs, you'll want to give it a sense of a '3-D' appearance. Adding blocks beneath the ends of the limbs, will add eye-pleasing 3-D looks! See how cool that is? I'd advise to shade these empty spaces so you'll give it a more tasteful look! Another thing, teddy bears are sewn together, therefore, add stitches where you think it holds the bear together. You're almost done!

Step 5.

Ah, here you go, a completed drawing of a teddy bear! See how cute it looks? You can maybe add a bow, some candy, or more buttons to spruce up your own design. It can be fun creating your own teddy, so feel free to use this as a base! Thanks so much for viewing my tutorial and have fun with your drawing :)

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Uploaded: October 7, 2010
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 5
Updated: October 7, 2010
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Artist comments

This is just a real simple lesson that will show you how to draw a teddy, step by step. There is so many ways to draw a teddy bear, and because of that I just wanted to keep this design real simple. It’s a basic drawing of a stuffed bear, which is brown in color, with stitched limbs and big eyes. I wanted to draw a face that is sort of friendly while being adorable as well. The heart background was just a quick idea to use because I know that Valentine’s Day will be here sooner than we think. Once you learn how to draw a teddy, you will be able to draw multiple bears or stuffed animals that you can join together in a nice grouped sketch. In general you should have a lot of fun drawing this teddy from scratch, and when you’re done you can tweak the finished sketch to whatever you want your teddy to look like. As you know I will be back real soon, I mean I better be back because there is like eight lessons that needs to go up. I will see ya later for now, but if you’re smart you will await my return. Peace people!