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Santa's Reindeer by celesse Santa's Reindeer by celesse
Edit: Bumping because it's Christmas time and I can wooo

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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. But we're also talking about magic reindeer here ;)

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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:iconoborotyenvpup:
oborotyenvpup Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Turns out that castrated male reindeer keep their antlers longer too...
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LightDemonCodeH Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Student General Artist
what about Oliver?
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:iconrequiemsraven:
RequiemsRaven Featured By Owner Edited Jan 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't take this the wrong way but I thought the originals were better. They just seemed more cute and fun. 
I know it is your art but could you possibly have the originals placed in your scraps?
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:iconashen-phoenix:
Ashen-Phoenix Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Adorable!
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:iconmadiineko:
MadiiNeko Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Donner doesn't like anyone "horsing" around. Eyebrow Wiggle - steven universe 
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:iconstrawberryblossom123:
StrawberryBlossom123 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I loved this when you first posted it, and I still love it SO SO much!!! It's so adorable and perfect!!!
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:iconluna-howltothemoon:
luna-howltothemoon Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Student Photographer
Woah flashback cx I remember when you first posted this! It got me out of an art rut and got me back to drawing!
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:iconcarrotplush:
CarrotPlush Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015
Aw you captured the personalities great. Love Donner
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:icontoskurra:
toskurra Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So adorable! I especially love Donner :heart:
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:iconcatlovergirl19:
catlovergirl19 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  Student General Artist
They look so cute :D

Especially Dancer. XD
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:iconne-ul:
Ne-ul Featured By Owner Edited Dec 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Donner, Dancer and Prancer are all so prettttty! x'D CUTENESS OVERLOAD. :faint:
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:iconprimavistax:
primavistax Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG! so wanted to paint somethig like this!:)) thank you!^^ lolz :))
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neophobica Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
really cool :)
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:iconnidokingoftheworld:
NidokingoftheWorld Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Donner's name comes from Donder, the German word for thunder. Blitzen is the German word for lightning. (Um if anyone already pointed this out in the comments…then okie)
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StrawberryBlossom123 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
This is really cool!!! Donner is actually already the german word for thunder ^.^ (I am german) 
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:iconnidokingoftheworld:
NidokingoftheWorld Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Oh right. Donder is Dutch, my mistake.
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:iconstrawberryblossom123:
StrawberryBlossom123 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Ah, I see! I didn't know....the more I know! ^.^
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Sandladee Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015  Student General Artist
ADORABLE AWE
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:iconastridxii:
AstridXII Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015   Digital Artist
BLITZEN ALL THE WAY! D:<
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:iconkaaliak:
Kaaliak Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a very beautiful and adorable piece, but so many people are bitching in the comments about the genders, like seriously people can you not just enjoy the fucking cuteness? Art is subjective and this is what the artist decided to do.  
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MizzNanami Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is adorable
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touc Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015
are the genders made up by you? because in the rudolph film from 1998, blitzen is male

but other than that I think it looks nice and the characteristics are a nice idea too :)
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:iconcelesse:
celesse Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Technically all genders for them are made up, since as far as I know they never officially had genders assigned to them in the original source material ;)
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asoukathewolf Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've always loved the reindeer Prancer and this just make it better
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Kilo60 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is just so cool. What a wonderful way to ring in the holidays. And you've put so much thought into their characters and backstories. Typically we only hear about Rudolph. It's nice to see the other Reindeer have lives outside of work. :giggle: 
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:iconloli-mitsu:
Loli-Mitsu Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Need plushes of these bbies Q W Q
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:iconhundefrau:
hundefrau Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so cute, both the designs and the descriptions for each one :la:
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Spiritghost90 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015  Professional Artist
Donner and Blitzen need to have their genders swapped, and where's Rudolph?
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:iconcelesse:
celesse Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I can make them whatever genders I want, they didn't have official ones from the original source material. And you would have seen Rudolph if you looked at the description.
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Spiritghost90 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015  Professional Artist
It just didn't seem to match my opinion...
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waterdrup Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is cute! And I like the Bonus Tidbits!
Dunder and Blixem would have made more sense to me, because those are the Dutch words for thunder and lightning ^^ 
(well almost anyway, it's Donder and Bliksem to be precise on the grammar, but it sounds the same) 
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SergeantSlime Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015
But do you recall? The most famous reindeer of- yeah you know the rest.
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PixleTheZorua Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015  New Deviant
I love dancer she's so cute ^^
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:iconbevmouse:
bevmouse Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Prancer is my favorite. :)
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:iconcutiekittie999:
CutieKittie999 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The style is so simple but the colors you applied on them look so detailed and well-combined ;u; I still love them all~! :tea:
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quartz-witch Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwweh!! i hope i can commission you to draw my fursona sometime!! shes half caribou and the way you draw reindeer is adorable!!
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Episodic89 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cute! I love how much their bio personality shows through the subtlety of their posing. Very festive  :)
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shuzbunny Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015
Interesting fact - All reindeer pulling Santa's slay are girls :)
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:iconfoxxbrush:
FoxxBrush Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
OMG the reindeer are now characters! I love it!
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:iconjoaniek:
joaniek Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!
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MoonDarter Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015
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.

Hey, if these reindeer can fly, they can keep their horns as long as they want.
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TheWittenburger Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Though it's not like they need antlers to fly, and in the story, it never explicitly says any of them have antlers.
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QuirkyLynx Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't believe it's been 3 years since you submitted this!
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:icondancingdragon18:
DancingDragon18 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015
Love them all! But Dasher is my favorite. :3
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:icondeerjasper:
deerjasper Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
Dancer is my fave! Nice work though! :3
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:icongalaxycatreporting:
GalaxyCatReporting Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love how Blitzen has a notch in her ear
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:iconiridescence99:
Iridescence99 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Blitzen is a definite favourite now
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:iconaaedion:
aaedion Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These are so cute!
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:iconmeadowfeather:
MeadowFeather Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww there so cute (hugs all the reindeer)
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MaryferTiger809 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Cute! :3
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