How To Draw Winnie the Pooh

Looking for a simple and easy way to draw Winnie the Pooh? This step by step guide from Quickdraw will teach you how. On this page you can watch the video tutorial or read the instructions below. You will have created your very own Winnie the Pooh bear in no time! Don't forget to follow Quickdraw on YouTube for more cartoon character illustration ideas.

Art materials needed:

A plain sketchpad to draw on, a sharp pencil to draw with, an eraser to rub out messy lines, a black marker pen to go over pencil lines, and a bunch of colouring pencils or felt tip pens to add a splash of colour!

  • Hello again art chums! In today’s episode of Quickdraw we will be drawing Winnie the Pooh. 

    Open your art kits and take out a pencil, black marker, eraser and some coloured pens or pencils - red and yellow. 

    Starting with the head, which by the way, is a very odd shape. 

    A tiny nose followed by two lines for his forehead and snout. Then a beady little eye. 

  • Now, we need two straight lines going down, one from the centre of the circle, and the other from the right edge. 

    A shooter base line along the bottom, and then a diagonal line to join back up to make a long triangle. 

    On the other side of the triangle, draw a curved line from top to bottom. This is going to be our baby dragon’s belly. 

  • Then we can expand the shape of Pooh Bear’s head out and around. 

  • There’s his mouth line, ending with a sharp smile. 

    Let’s add a collar for his red shirt just below. 

    Pooh Bear needs a couple of leaf-shaped ears on his head like so. 

    Don’t forget those eyebrows. 

    Ok, back to the shirt now with wavy lines to make it look loose and comfortable, although Pooh is known for having a very short top that barely covers his round tummy. 

  • Some pencil work on his arm, which will pop out of the sleeve here. 

    And a fantastically plump line for his rumbly tummy, where so much honey goes. 

    Pooh’s other arm will be bent around, facing upwards and almost touching his face. This gesture makes it look like he is thinking about something. 

    But we know Pooh is a bear with very little brain, whose thoughts are mostly about honey. 

    Now we can finish the other arm - similar to a breadstick or lollipop stick. 

    Some small adjustments to the collar and sleeve.

  • Onto Winnie the Pooh’s legs, but first, we can round off his body. The legs will join the bottom part of this shape. 

    The closest leg to us starts inside the body, like this and straight down. A small foot at the end. 

    The second leg is shorter because it’s behind the body. Another small foot. 

    You can erase those inside lines if you want, to make it less messy. 

    Last of all, a little bee friend to buzz around Pooh’s head. Buzz, buzz. 

    Aha, so that is what Pooh is thinking about, after all.

  • So guys, now that we are done pencilling - which is an amazing job by the way - well done, we can take our black marker and go over those lines. 

    The thick black pen helps the lines to stand out better than pencil. 

    Time for a quick pop quiz - where does Winnie the Pooh live? 

    The answer is, The 100-Acre Wood. 

    Pooh lives there with his friends Piglet, Tigger and Rabbit. His best friend, Christopher Robin, comes to visit often. 

  • Alrighty, it’s time to colour in. Grab your yellow and red pens or pencils and bring this masterpiece to life! 

    When drawing Wiinnie the Pooh you need to know only two things - his fur is yellow and his top is red. 

    Congrats on finishing your very own Winnie the Pooh art. If you enjoyed this video, don’t forget to check out all the other Quickdraw art lessons.

    If you had a fun time sketching and colouring in Winnie the Pooh then don't stop there! Quickdraw has plenty more drawing exercises for bears for you to get stuck in to. Try drawing a Christmas Teddy, or another famous cartoon bear like Paddington.