I am finding, they are not all that easy. I'm struggling with the snout and eyes. So far, my bears look way too friendly. I've never come face to face with a bear yet, or been chased by one... and I think that experience would help me draw a more realistic bear..... however, that is entirely too dangerous. :) I know this is goofy, but when I see wild animals... my first desire is to hug them.... so far that is showing in my sketches. I have to work on this.
So, for today.... i will continue my sketches until I feel comfortable, and then I will paint. I think the painting part will come together nicely. This will be my first animal in a painting. I'm kind of excited :)