How to Draw a Grumpy Care Bear

Updated April 17, 2017

Care Bears have been a part of many people's childhoods. Cartoons, stuffed animals, stickers and videos have enticed us into loving these adorable bears, who want only to help others in need. Each Care Bear has a distinct personality. While almost all care bears are happy and high spirited, Grumpy Bear is not. If you're among the many people who identify with Grumpy Bear, you may enjoy learning how to draw him.

Study the Grumpy Care Bear character. Pay attention to curves, proportions and colours. You'll find that Grumpy Bear's shape is mostly a grouping of ovals.

Block in the ovals denoting each body part: One each for the head and body, and two each for arms and legs.

Add details to the ovals. Care Bears have relatively thick lines around the main shapes and only a few smaller thin lines for the details such as the fingers, toes and fur lines. These fur lines are groupings of about three spikes along the belly, head, arms and legs.

Play around with the spacing of the facial features on the head. Take particular note of the nose. This feature differentiates the Care Bear from other cartoon characters.

Draw Grumpy Bear's signature symbol on his stomach: a cloud with lightning. This is a relatively simple shape to draw but sets Grumpy Bear apart from other Care Bears.

Add Grumpy Bear's shades of blue. To give dimension to the drawing, add darker blue shading around the main lines of each section such as the arms, legs and head. Use lighter shades as you get to the middle of each section.


Practice before attempting your actual drawing. Place a picture of Grumpy Bear on a light table. Cover with a blank sheet of paper and trace over the shapes with your pencil.

Things You'll Need

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Light table
Cite this Article A tool to create a citation to reference this article Cite this Article

About the Author

Sarah Haynes is a bachelor's degree graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has been writing articles online since 2006, specializing in a variety of categories from decorating and building furniture to using programs on cell phones. While focusing on how-to articles, she has written a few pieces that expand on subjects telling about their origins and uses.