How to Draw Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Use the videos and step-by-step drawing instructions below to learn how to draw Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Stay tooned for more tutorials!


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The written step-by-step video tutorial:


Intro: Start off with a pencil sketch. In the beginning stages, don’t press down too hard. Use light, smooth strokes for sketching.


Draw Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 1

Step 1: Draw two circles as guides for the first part of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer's body. First draw four small marks for the height and width of the circle, then connect the marks using curved lines. Sketch lightly at first so that it's easy to erase if you make a mistake. But the circles don't have to be perfect. They're just guides. If you do want a perfect circle, trace the outer rim of a coin, a lid or any other object with a circular edge. The two circles should be about the same size, and their edges should touch.


Draw Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 2

Step 2: Draw another circle on the top, right side as a guide for the head. This circle should be slightly bigger than the circles for the body. Don't draw this circle too far away from the body, otherwise Rudolph's neck will be too long.


Draw Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 3

Step 3: Inside the head, near the bottom, draw a curved, horizontal line as a guide to help you place Rudolph's eye later.


Draw Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 4

Step 4: Draw the guide for Rudolph's muzzle as a small arc on the right side of the head. First draw a small mark to determine the height of the arc, then connect the mark to the head using curved lines.


Draw Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 5

Step 5: Draw two small arcs on top of the head as a guide for Rudolph's ears. The arcs should be pointy at the top, wide in the middle and a bit more narrow at the bottom. The arc on the left should be smaller than the one on the right because of perspective.

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