When I make bears, I try to look at pictures of real bears. Black bear cubs have pointy big ears. They look so curious. I wanted to capture that feature.
Currently I use blue shade of merino yarn for the body. Nose and paw pads are also made with wool yarn. These yarns happened to be in my stash so it will not be the same for the next cubs. Maybe real black, or totally different color, but the pattern would be the same.