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How to Draw a Reindeer

With Christmas approaching fast, it is again time to start looking for simple yet neat holiday themed crafts, handmade Christmas tree hanging instructions and then of course planning your letter to Santa Clause. How about making a neat drawing of one of his reindeers and hanging it in your drawing room. It is not as difficult as it may seem at first. Here are the easy step by step instructions for kids to draw a cute cartoon reindeer.

Step 1

How to Draw a Reindeer Step 1

How to Draw a Reindeer Step 1

Begin by drawing a circle for the reindeer’s head and follow it up with a pair of pointed ears. Now make the single facial guideline through the head before drawing another circle, overlapping the first one, for the nozzle.

Step 2

How to Draw a Reindeer Step 2

How to Draw a Reindeer Step 2

See the picture and draw the outlines for your reindeer’s neck and a bell collar.

Step 3

How to Draw a Reindeer Step 3

How to Draw a Reindeer Step 3

Draw a small line for the back, attached with yet another small oval.

Step 4

How to Draw a Reindeer Step 4

How to Draw a Reindeer Step 4

Check how the second line made for the belly completes the outline for the body. Make a small “U” for the upper front leg followed by a cute tail.

Step 5

How to Draw a Reindeer Step 5

How to Draw a Reindeer Step 5

Draw a couple of cute dumbbell shapes below the oval made in step 3 for the lower hind legs.

Step 6

How to Draw a Reindeer Step 6

How to Draw a Reindeer Step 6

Do the same to complete the outlines for the front legs.

Step 7

How to Draw a Reindeer Step 7

How to Draw a Reindeer Step 7

Use the circle and oval made earlier as your guidelines to draw the head of your reindeer.

Step 8

How to Draw a Reindeer Step 8

How to Draw a Reindeer Step 8

Now it is time to work on the right ear and the characteristic antler.

Step 9

How to Draw a Reindeer Step 9

How to Draw a Reindeer Step 9

Draw the left ear and antler as shown in the picture, followed by the only visible right eye (use the facial guideline made in step 1)

Step 10

How to Draw a Reindeer Step 10

How to Draw a Reindeer Step 10

Add the minute details to the outlined bell collar, along with a small bell.

Step 11

How to Draw a Reindeer Step 11

How to Draw a Reindeer Step 11

Work over the outlined drawing and draw your reindeer’s back and the right hind leg to make them look more realistic.

Step 12

How to Draw a Reindeer Step 12

How to Draw a Reindeer Step 12

Do the same for the two front legs.

Step 13

How to Draw a Reindeer Step 13

How to Draw a Reindeer Step 13

Don’t forget to work over the belly area and the left hind leg.

Step 14

How to Draw a Reindeer Step 14

How to Draw a Reindeer Step 14

Now all that is left to do is erasing all unnecessary lines from the outlined sketch and giving your drawing the finishing touches, like filling his irises with black and highlighting his hooves.

How to Draw a Reindeer Step by Step

How to Draw a Reindeer Step by Step

You can also make your picture more interesting by drawing a jolly Santa Clause standing beside his reindeer or maybe a bright and colorful Christmas tree drawing to hang beside the reindeer one.


Published by on November 14th 2014. Filed under Drawing

 

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