When it comes to the more fearsome foes in nature, the grizzly bear is at the top of the food chain – these formidable foes have plenty of options when it comes to prey and reign supreme as top rulers in any environment. Fish is one of their favorite delicacies, so let’s capture a grizzly enjoying a delicious snack!
Step-By-Step Images and Instructions
Start with a black liner and make a small “S” shape to the right-hand side of the page. Add a small circle to the end of this “S” shape.
Now, add another slightly curved line emerging from the end of the circle you just drew, moving across to the right-hand side, and ending with a flick facing downwards. Add a slight mark to the side of the curve – this is the bear’s mouth.
Now, add a curved semicircle to the top of the original “S” shape. Add another, similar shape just behind the first – these are the ears of your bear.
Now, add a series of small dots just to the left of the mouth to create the whiskers of the bear…
And add a circle just above these. Fill in the bottom two thirds of this circle with the black pen and add a curved line just above to create an eyebrow.
Add another small curve just inside the front ear, following the top of the line. Then, add a jagged line emerging from the end of this, and moving out to the left.
From the end of this line, extend the line curving up to a point, and then back down and across, curving to the left.
From the end of this line, add another slightly jagged line moving down to around a 45-degree angle, heading towards the bottom left-hand corner of the page.
At the end of this line, add a bumpy line, heading towards the right-hand side of the page to create the toes of the bear. Then, bring the line back up and across to draw the back leg.
Bring a line across from this back leg, and curve it across to meet the front leg made from two parallel jagged lines, meeting in a set of toes at the bottom.
Add another leg to the back, just in front of the first one you drew.
Now, return to the right-hand side of your drawing, and add a small fish shape just beneath the mouth of the bear.
Add some detail to the fish by adding a small line to the top, and a fin to the right-hand side. At the same time, add hatching and detailing to the inside of the bear’s mouth.
Then, add a circle to the pointed tip of the fish, with a small dot inside – this is the eye of the fish.
Finish the bear’s head, draw a curved line at the bottom of the head.
Next, add another leg to the front of your bear, complete with toes at the end.
Grab a brown pen and use this to fill in the main body of your bear, including the outside of the ears, and the round tip of the nose. Leave a slight gap at the top of the bear, around the outline, and to the face and mouth of the animal.
Use a yellow-orange pen to fill in this outline and add the same shade to the face and mouth of the bear.
Fill in the fish with a cyan-colored pen…
And use the yellow-orange pen to depict the bottom of the bear’s mouth.
And return to the cyan pen again to give a strong outline to the fish.
And just like that, you have captured the grizzly enjoying one of their favorite snacks, a tasty fish, fresh from the stream!
The mighty grizzly bear is one of the most fearsome apex predators in the animal kingdom and has a formidable reputation. They are natural hunters, favoring large prey, including caribou, as well as carrion and easy access dead animals.
Ultimately however, bears are opportunists – they will eat almost anything which is easy to get hold of, including berries, clams and salmon – most grizzlies are adept at fishing, and up to 20 individual bears can come together at one time to hunt salmon, when the fish are preparing to move upstream in order to spawn.
Almost every aspect of the grizzly bear is designed for hunting success, from strong front legs to catch prey and to run at high speeds, as well as allowing them to dig and forage for possible sources of food.
There are often confusions between grizzly and brown bears, with the former being recognized as a subspecies of the latter. There are two key differences between these two types of bears: diet and geography. While grizzlies tend to live inland, brown bears are typically found in coastal areas, where they favor marine sources for food. Like brown bears, however, grizzlies are long-living, with females averaging a lifespan of 26 years, and males living for around 22 years.
Grizzlies get their name from their fur – the hair is tipped with strands of silver, known as being “grizzled” – as well as their nature – the bear was initially named after the term “grisly”, meaning scary – a pretty accurate description of these formidable foes!