How To Draw A Raindeer

Step 1: Sketch Out the Basics

Start by sketching out a basic outline of your raindeer. Begin by tracing two circles onto a piece of paper. These will form the head and body of your raindeer. Next connect the two circles with a slanting curved line to form the head of the raindeer. You can also add a curved triangle beneath the body for the tail. From here, it’s time to start filling it in with details.

Step 2: Delineate the Antlers

Once you have the basic structure of the raindeer sketched out, you’ll want to add the antlers. To do this, start by drawing a curved oval shape above the head and angle it slightly to the right. Then draw two more ovals off of each side, lager than the first, and angle them slightly outward, as if they are reaching out into the air. Finally, draw four small pointed shapes off of each of the larger ovals to provide the details of the antlers.

Step 3: Add the Legs and Feet

Next, you’ll want to add the legs and feet to the raindeer. Begin by drawing two short straight lines beneath the body, angled slightly outward. Then draw four longer curved lines off the bottom of these to create the legs and feet, curving outward and back up towards the body. Make sure to draw the two back legs a bit shorter than the two front ones to give the raindeer more depth.

Step 4: Add Eyes and Ears

Next, add the eyes and ears to bring your raindeer to life. Using your pencil, draw two small circles on either side of the head and color them in to give the raindeer eyes. Then draw two small pointed triangles on the top of the head, one pointing inwards and one pointing outwards, to give the raindeer ears.

Step 5: Draw The Fur and Other Details

Once you are happy with the basic outline of the raindeer, it’s time to start adding the finer details. Start by drawing short curved lines on the legs and feet to give the raindeer fur. Then draw short curved lines up the tail, and draw circles and triangles on the antlers for more detail. You can also draw small circles around the eyes to give it a more realistic look.

Step 6: Colour it In For a Finished Look

Finally, you can colour in your raindeer using whatever colour palette you like. For a traditional look, you can go with browns and tans, or you can be more creative if you like. If you want to make your own unique design, try using bright blues, greens, and even pinks and purples. When your raindeer is finished, you will have a beautiful, unique piece of art.

Step 7: Add Shading To Finish the Look

Once you have coloured your raindeer in, it’s time to add the final touches: shading. This can be done with a pencil or a pen, but either way you will want to create areas of darkness and light so that your raindeer looks more three-dimensional. To do this, use short curved lines of varying darkness around the body, legs, and antlers to give your raindeer a more realistic look.

Step 8: Step Back and Admire Your Creation

Now that your raindeer is finished, take a moment to admire your efforts. You have created a unique and beautiful piece of artwork that is sure to be admired by all. Show it off to your friends and family, or even frame it and hang it on your wall. No matter what you do with it, you can be proud of your accomplishment.

Robert Ortiz is an artist who has been writing about art and design for over ten years. His writing focuses on the creative process of art, from the conceptual to the material, and highlights its importance in our daily lives. He has a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Texas at San Antonio and has also attended other prestigious art schools like Savannah College of Art and Design. He has a passion for exploring the boundaries between fine art, design, commercial work, and technology. His work extends to social media campaigns, website development, magazine articles, video tutorials and more.

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