I was inspired to create this bear drawing from the diagram at Appalachian Bear Rescue. I altered their instructions a bit to make the bear symmetrical, which is easier for those just learning how to draw.
1. The students fold their drawing paper in half in both directions, crease and open again. This will create grid lines that help the students in scale their art. A round head is drawn above the horizontal fold as shown.
2. A triangular snout and nose and eyes were added, along with two eyes and ears.
3. The left side of the bear body is drawn.
4. The right side of the body is added, along with claws. Young students could just add trees and grass, and older students added layering of large and small trees to add dimension. When the pencil drawing was complete, the lines were traced with a black marker and the picture was filled in with crayon.
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