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Reindeer have long been an object of fascination for kids as magical creatures who can fly a sleigh around the world in just a night. Their famous reputation has earned them the adoration of children all over the world. They are, of course, real animals; the Arctic natives might not have the ability to fly, but their unique image has a magic all its own. Generally referred to as caribou in North America, the reindeer is a symbol for many Norwegian provinces, appearing often in coats-of-arms and motifs. Here in the United States, reindeer appear most often around Christmas on decorations and in television shows and specials. By learning to draw a reindeer, you can capture the essence of what has long fascinated children and countries alike.

Never thought about drawing reindeer? Try it!

This drawing tutorial is free! Reindeer are a perfect choice for learning the basic anatomical structure of a cartoon animal. They have a simple deer-like body with a few added elements like antlers and hooves. You could even add a few Christmas touches like sleigh bells or a bright red nose for fun. Just envision yourself drawing Rudolph getting ready to pull Santa's sleigh, grinning with glee at the doors to the reindeer barn. You'll quickly discover that things you might have thought were difficult before, like drawing reindeer antlers, aren't difficult at all. In fact, if you take the time to learn the basics and give it some practice, you'll have mastered the cartoon reindeer in no time.

What do the basics include?

Everything from the hooves to the tail to the ears! You will learn how to draw an expressive face on a reindeer head like the artist you are. Just imagine a stately reindeer smiling up at you from the snowy background of your paper, created by your own hand. This reindeer tutorial will walk you through the steps necessary to create a drawing as enthralling as the animal itself. What kind of reindeer will you be inspired to draw?

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How to Draw a Cartoon Deer

Have you ever wanted to be able to draw a cartoon deer like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer? How about any of his companions- Dasher, Dancer, Comet, Cupid, Blitzen? Maybe you're fascinated with cartoons and just want to learn whatever you can about drawing animals? Whether it's one of Santa's helpers or the product of your imagination, you've come to the right place to learn to draw reindeer cartoons. With this free reindeer drawing lesson, the reindeer in your mind's eye can come to life.

Cartoon Deer

Now let's get started with How to Draw Deer "Cartoon Deer."


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Congratulations you have finished this art lesson,
"Cartoon Deer!"

Great Job!

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