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How to Draw The Olympic Mishka

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Today we have prepared a quite unusual drawing lesson for you which will teach you how to draw the Olympic Mishka, which translated from Russian means the Olympic Bear. In one of our previous tutorials, we have drawn one of the most recognizable symbols of Russia – the Matryoshka doll. In another tutorial, we have drawn another famous soviet symbol – Cheburashka.

Many of our readers liked these lessons, and they asked us to draw the symbol of the 1980 Olympic Games. In 1977, the Olympic Games Organizing Committee announced a competition for the best image of a bear for the upcoming Games in 1980. And as you understand, it was this image of the Olympic bear that won that competition. It was a smiling bear standing on two legs and wearing a belt with the Olympic rings.

So, let’s start the tutorial and learn how to draw the Olympic Mishka!


Step 1

First of all draw a flattened oval. This will be the head of the Olympic bear. And as in our previous drawing tutorials, we want to notice, that in the first steps you should try to not press down too hard on the pencil.

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Step 2

Now outline a horizontal line at the top of the oval. This line will help you to draw the eyes of the Olympic bear. This line should also be drawn with minimal pressing on a pencil.

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Step 3

Outline the eyes using simple, curved lines using the markings from the previous step. Note that the eyes should be symmetrical and have the same shape.

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Step 4

Now, under the line, that was sketched in the second stage, draw a circle. By the way, many lessons on our website dedicated to cartoon characters are drawn in the same style, for example, our lesson on how to draw Twilight Sparkle.

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Step 5

Now draw the ears of the Olympic Mishka. They should be placed above the eyes and should be located about the same distance from each other.

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Step 6

We are in the middle of a lesson on how to draw Olympic Mishka. Draw the torso in the form of a bean. The torso of the Olympic Mishka should be slightly narrower and longer than the head.

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Step 7

Now draw the arm of the Olympic bear. They should be in the form of ovals. Do not forget that you can always check the proportionality of your drawing by looking at it in a mirror or moving it away from you a short distance.

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Step 8

Draw the rounded legs. So, the silhouette is ready, and in all subsequent steps, you will draw the details of the Olympic Mishka.

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Step 9

Erase all guidelines from the head, draw pupils and darken the lines of the eyes. By the way, you can start tracing your sketch with liner or ink.

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Step 10

Next, using a curved line draw Mishka’s mouth and using an oval draw the nose. This character is slowly starting to get his recognizable facial features.

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Step 11

After that, using dark lines trace the ears, giving them a complete look. Then draw small semicircles inside the ears as shown in our example.

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Step 12

Erase all the guidelines of the body from the previous steps and draw a triangle on the chest. After that draw the claws on the limbs.

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Step 13

This will be the final stage of the lesson on how to draw the Olympic Mishka step by step. Here you only need to draw the belt that our charming hero is wearing.

how to draw the Olympic Mishka step by step

So, it was the tutorial on how to draw The Olympic Bear. We hope you enjoyed this tutorial. If it was too easy for you, we recommend you to visit our tutorials on how to draw Wolverine or how to draw Ben Reilly. Tell your friends about Drawingforall.net, subscribe to us on social networks, and wait for new drawing lessons.

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