Bear Anatomy Drawing

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STEP 1. Skeleton - I'm going to dissect this bear anatomy from bone to flesh. Let's observe the skeleton of a basic generic bear. Notice how the bones of a bear aren't as complex as say a human, yet they have a back-leg that resembles a human's foot/leg. Though this isn't an exact replica of a Ursidae skeletal structure, it's a basic layout of what it generally looks like. The shoulder bone is the largest bone on the bear (depending on the species). Also note that a bear's bones are very dense to aid in their performance of climbing/running. It would be pretty helpful to use these diagrams for future reference if you'd want to 'zombifiy' a bear, or need a Ursidae skeletal reference for a gory scene. Whatever the use, study various poses and angles of these creatures in a skeletal format (which may be difficult since Google is rather limited with things such as that). Having a wide variety of references is crucial for a successful artist's palette.   STEP 2. Organs - Here's a simplistic breakdown of a Ursidae's organs. Notice there isn't much here, just the basics. This reference would be great to use if you're drawing again, gory scenes or some sort of macabre which requires references of Ursidae organs.   STEP 3. The Muscular Anatomy - Here's another breakdown of the muscular components that dress the bear. Study all the various tendon discolorations and the way the muscles intersect with one another.   STEP 4. A bear's claws and paws are pretty complex structures. They can have claws (depending on the species of bear) up to 4 inches of claw length. The paw pads are also very different than say a canine or feline. When drawing bear claws, make sure you draw them curved inwards near the middle and have them taper off at the ends like presented in this illustration.   STEP 5. Here I've scribbled two very simple illustrations of a black bear and a typical grizzly (brown) bear. Notice how the black bear has a rounded backside as well as a less prominent shoulder bone like the brown bear does. The claws for the black bear are a bit shorter in length in comparison with the grizzly. Don't stop at the references here, go to Google and study up on the various species and types of bears; study their attributes and features as well in order to widen your horizons as an artist.   Step 1. Step 2. Step 3. Step 4. Step 5.