How to Draw a Reindeer Step by Step

Drawing a reindeer is a fun and easy project. It is a good choice for kids to practice their drawing skills, and can be done with ease in just 30 minutes. You can also use the finished drawing for a Christmas card.

Reindeer are one of the most popular animals to draw for the holiday season. They are a type of deer and are native to several countries, including Norway, Canada, and Finland. They can also be found in Alaska and Siberia. They have a unique appearance, and are known for their ability to pull sleighs. There are various sizes and colors of reindeer, and it is important to know how to draw them so that you can make them appear as you like.

The first step in drawing a reindeer is to start with a circle. This will serve as the guide for the head of the reindeer. Draw a smaller circle for the snout. Also draw an oval that will be the mouth of the reindeer. Be sure to make the nose a little higher than the snout.

Next, draw two elipses for the eyes. Use light strokes to give the eyes a realistic look. When you’re done, draw a line that is just under the ear. Your reindeer will have two ears, but you may want to add a third if you want it to have a different shape.

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Now that your head and face are ready, you can move on to the body. For the body, draw two curved lines. If you want to make the reindeer’s antlers, you’ll need to draw two curved lines that will be the inner lines of the antlers. Make sure that the antlers are symmetrical.

Finally, you can add the reindeer’s hooves and tail. Finish off your drawing by shading it with colored pencils. Using bright shapes will create more volume. In addition, you can add a little shadow to the sleigh and trees to make your drawing more festive.

After all the hard work is done, you’re ready to put your reindeer on display! Whether you want to draw a cartoon reindeer, or a more realistic animal, you’ll find that you’ll enjoy the process. Keep in mind that drawing by hand requires a lot more patience.

You can complete the drawing by using a computer, but it is easier to do so with a drawing guide. If you’re unsure how to draw the reindeer’s antlers, a reference image will help you to draw them correctly. Adding a small amount of snow can also make your drawing more realistic. Adding a reindeer to a Christmas card will make it a truly festive picture.

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If you’re interested in learning how to draw a reindeer, you can download the lesson’s coloring page to help you get started. Or, if you’re looking for a more detailed step-by-step tutorial, you can purchase a PDF file with all of the materials. It will include the short version of the lesson, as well as an extension exercise.