This Friday the theme for Illustration Friday is underwater. I immediately thought of polar bears since they love to swim underwater:) And I like to paint bears. This bear was inspired by a National Geographic photographer named Joel Sartore who did a whole series of animals. His work can be found at photoark.com I gave myself only 1 hour to work on this so I wasn't going for perfection but just gesture and fun. I also used a few filters in photoshop to help fill it out. Hope you enjoy! Let me know what you think.