Fearless Friday, “Bearing Gifts”

The Doodlewash art challenge prompt for today is bear

I looked at teddy bears online and was inspired by these little cuties

I decided to put a hat and scarf on the bear facing forward

and gift him a gift to hold

I made adjustments as I went along,

but didn’t bother erasing them since I would be erasing everything

once the drawing was inked over

I inked over the correct pencil lines and erased all the pencil

You can download a free printable here if you want to color along

I started by coloring the hat with markers

I used 2 shades of red and a very light cool gray for shadows on the white

Next the feet, ear, cheeks and red bow on the package

Two shades of green on the scarf and mittens

I colored his furry body with a caramel color,

then went over it with dark brown,

letting some of the caramel slightly show through in several places

to add a little dimension

I painted in a soft background with watercolor and added some splatter

I couldn’t resist giving the box and black and white checked lid

“Bearing Gifts” 6″ x 5″ ink, marker, & watercolor on mixed media paper

Have fun and

Be Fearless!

“Bearing Gifts” is available in my Society 6 Shop here

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16 Responses to “Fearless Friday, “Bearing Gifts””
  1. Pam says:

    Jenna, your bear is adorable! I will show it to my girls who will love it. Both of them love to draw and they are always making cards for us. Happy Fearless Friday ♥️

  2. He’s such a cutie, Jenna! Makes me smile!

  3. That’s really cute!

  4. Ah, he’s so sweet!

  5. You always make it look so easy that we jump right in with confidence on our own projects! Then, we appreciate how talented you really are!

  6. lghiggins says:

    Teddy Bears are so appealing, and yours outdoes itself in cuteness.

  7. So sweet – my mother collected teddy bears and she would have loved your artwork!

  8. Kim Goddard says:

    Jenna, this is absolutely adorable. I don’t know anyone who does not like Teddy Bears, and this little guy is done to perfection. Love his smile, his little hat, and the checked lid on the box. Fearless indeed! Happy Monday!

  9. Mary says:

    Simply adorable Jenna! I always think your art comes to life with your signature splatter! ♥

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