The Down on the Farm Studio

by the Ford Family

Polar Bear Family with Auroras Digital Painting for International Polar Bear Day 2018

A Polar Bear with two cubs plays under a night sky

The illustration was drawn on and for International Polar Bear Day 2018 and is part of the Starlight Safari Collection.

Two little bear cubs play with mama Bear under a bright moonlit sky with Aurora Borealis in the distance above the ice fields in the background. The first cub runs around and jumps in front of Mother Bear to surprise her, maybe give her a kiss. Meanwhile the other cub takes things easy riding around on Mama’s back.

This digital painting was created using Adobe Photoshop and a Wacom Cintiq 13HD using Photoshop Brushes, a custom brush, and some brushes created by Aaron Blaise over at

You can watch a timelapse video on our YouTube Channel: