We Bare Bears

Background Design

Cartoon Network's newest show, We Bare Bears, premiered in July 2015. I freelanced background design on many of the first episodes. The quality of the backgrounds has a light, somewhat sketchy line that doesn't follow strict perspective. Buildings and objects seem to have a slight, off-kilter sway to their form. That's fun to draw.

As new season one episodes air, I will update this page with new backgrounds.


Rolling San Francisco city streets.

Emergency rescue scene.

Theme park. The post sticking up on the right is for a spinning swing ride, an animated element left out of the background.

San Francisco skyline.

Spying through a rolled up map.

The bears climb this fire escape.

University campus.

Outside the university auditorium.

Auditorium entry.

Giving a presentation at the university auditorium.

Yes, I drew each of those seats individually.

Retro styled diner.

Exit area of a theme park ride.

Basketball game on diner placemat.

Internet meme convention floor.

The bears fill their cave floor to ceiling with tote bags.

I drew hundreds upon...

hundreds of tote bags for this episode.

A beaver dam made of tote bags.