I've been posting bear pictures in Twitter @FromMadeByMeri as part of my Inktober challenge This is short post about how I draw bear in rocking chair.
I use usually a pencil, corner ruler, a rubber and markers. I prefer 120g drawing paper for this. Regular printer paper is little too thin. Papers that are for markers are expensive, but then you don't get ink into paper. That's use something under the paper while drawing, so you don't mess the paper underneath,
I like to start by drawing a couple lines with pencil, to show me, to where I want to draw and what are middle points. I usually use H, HB or B pencils for sketching. It's easy to erase. Just don't press so hard that the point of the pencil presses marks to paper. When I'm drawing movement or different positions, I start from making simple "skeleton" and adding the shape of the body.
I wanted to show the bear from half front, not from side, so I moved all the details to little bit to side. Start from simple and add later gestures and facial expressions.
Remember to erase all the pencil marks before coloring. You can see those from under some colors and markers with less pigment. Start from light colors, because you can cover mistakes with darker colors.!
Basic lines for a bear from front