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Santa's Reindeer by celesse Santa's Reindeer by celesse
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I meant to post this yesterday, but Christmas activities got in the way ^^; I doodled up these little reindeer on Christmas Eve for fun. I was originally doing more detailed drawings of them, but I ran out of time fast, so I resorted to chibis.

I've thrown in the descriptions of their personalities as I envision them. I think it might be fun to do a holiday comic about them, or simply explore their characters and relationships more deeply, but this is all I have for now. Enjoy!

Bonus Tidbits: All of Santa’s reindeer should technically be females. Male reindeer lose their antlers at the start of winter, while females keep theirs until spring, so it’s unlikely that during Christmas the team would be male.

Donner and Blitzen originally started out as Dunder and Blixem. Not very appealing for Donner, is it? I don’t think he’d take kindly to the constant Dunder-head jokes he’d be subjected to.

Done in Paint Tool SAI & Photoshop CS3. Do not copy, alter or reuse without permission. Feel free to share/repost with credit.
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:iconagonymuffin:
AgonyMuffin Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a nice reference to use. 
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:iconross-sanger:
Ross-Sanger Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015   General Artist
*le gasp* you know the difference between reindeer and deer!
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:iconsummermartin:
Summermartin Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Student Photographer
So cute! I love everything about the characters!
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:iconmaggy-mitchi:
Maggy-mitchi Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
So cute !!!! :la:
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:iconbussaca:
Bussaca Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
What about "Olive" the other reindeer? no respect..
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:iconlizzychrome:
LizzyChrome Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
LOVE your take on the reindeer! Especially how half of them are female.
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:iconzcat91819:
Zcat91819 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THIS IS AWSOME!!!🎁🎁🎁🎁🎄🎄🎄🎄🎉🎉🎉🎉
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:iconcrumb662:
CRUMB662 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014
Nice! :D
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:iconshapeshifter29:
shapeshifter29 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014
Cute. ^W^
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:iconlauraspiteri:
LauraSpiteri Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Love this so much!
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:iconhorsecup:
Horsecup Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so amazing!!
Great job! :D
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:iconrosepetal179:
rosepetal179 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014
this is so cute! I love dancer and Rudolph.
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:iconcaoilinofireland:
Caoilinofireland Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
CUTE 
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:iconfaiiensilver:
FaIIenSilver Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Could I draw these designs?
c:
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:iconcelesse:
celesse Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Sure!
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:iconfaiiensilver:
FaIIenSilver Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!
it'll probably be around Christmas
though :XD: 
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:iconflutterbunny76:
Flutterbunny76 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014
Dancer and Blitzen are female too?
I always thought Vixen was the only girl.
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:icondragondragoo:
DragonDragoo Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So... cute... must... not... hug...
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:icongarciarael:
garciarael Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
They're magic. That's why they can be male.
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:iconninjato7:
Ninjato7 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
Aww yeah comet is the athletic badass, my fav 
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:iconrainiila:
Rainiila Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They're all so cute!

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:iconapple-symphony:
apple-symphony Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Student General Artist
everywhere i look.

it says comet is fat.

:3
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:iconthecreativeusername:
TheCreativeUserName Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
THIS IS THE CUTEST THING EVER!!! 
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:iconlittlewoodlanmonster:
LittleWoodlanMonster Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
First off; It's Donder (German for thunder). Also; Blitzen (German for Lighting) is a male and was Rudolph's father in the 1998 animated remake. In the original coloring book by Robert L. May Rudy's parents aren't named.
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:iconstrawberryswirl14:
strawberryswirl14 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
Donner is also the proud father of Rudolph
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:iconpineapple-sushi:
Pineapple-Sushi Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
Such a helpful guide to Reindeers. Rudolph's buds!
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:iconradvumtal:
RadvumTal Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
May I create a picture of the reindeer using these designs? I will credit you for the designs
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:iconcelesse:
celesse Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Sure!
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:iconradvumtal:
RadvumTal Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! I will link you it when it's done!
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CRYSTALESP Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
This is so cute can I put it in my favorites and the Rudolph too he is cute tooLove Love Love Love :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: 
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Oobiedoobs Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
They are MAGIC reindeer though, which might be why they keep their horns...
Just sayin ;)

I love Reindeer :tighthug:
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LadySquall Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist
Prancer is my favorite out of all the reindeer. I have a stuffed animal deer named Prancer, I've had him since I was two.
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CoderSpriter Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
I love this!
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:iconblue-draws:
blue-draws Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the way you drew these :iconiloveitplz:
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:iconthestoreclerk:
TheStoreClerk Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like reindeer :)
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:iconcutiekittie999:
CutieKittie999 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The way you draw reindeers is so charming :aww: Dancer and Cupid are my favs =P
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Picachu-DK Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
love this!chimchar happy 
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:icondinosanddragons:
DinosandDragons Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome job! They're so adorable! X3
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:iconblitzenreindeer:
BlitzenReindeer Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
dancer n vixen are females..... but not Blitzen....
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:iconginnyw3:
GinnyW3 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
:) I love Dancer, she's so cute! Great job. :D
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:iconwlopez3456:
wlopez3456 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
very cute
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:iconheavenlyclouds:
HeavenlyClouds Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
aw their so cute
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A-R-T-Q-U-E-E-N7227 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Isn't the order of the reindeer backwards?
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:icondarkowl85:
darkowl85 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Awesome!
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:icontaturivera:
taturivera Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
"But do you recall, the most famous reindeer of all?"


I love this.
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:iconshinywhitewaters:
ShinyWhiteWaters Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Blitzen is a doe? :O I always thought she was a stag.
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BlitzenReindeer Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
Blitzen is a male, and is Rudolphs dad
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:icondanakona:
Danakona Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Originally, Rudolph's father is donner. That's what most people believe and if you look at the original story it says that donner is his father
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ShinyWhiteWaters Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, it does say here it's a female.
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:iconannalouis:
AnnaLouis Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think Dancer is my favorite c: And Prancer c:
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