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Santa's Reindeer - Rudolph by celesse Santa's Reindeer - Rudolph by celesse
:rudolph: Everybody kept asking for Rudolph, so here he is :P

I've always thought the idea of a glowing nose was rather absurd, so I decided to change it around a bit. Apologies if you prefer the original, but this is my personal take on the reindeer.

Bonus tidbits: Rudolph is Dancer's older brother, and both Rudolph and Dancer are the offspring of Donner.

See the rest of the reindeer here -

Done in Paint Tool SAI and Photoshop CS3. Do not copy, alter or reuse without permission. Feel free to share/repost with credit.
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:iconxxtrailblazer:
xxTrailBlazer Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is great, I love your nose idea! :D
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DragonDragoo Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"I've always thought the idea of a glowing nose was rather absurd".

Oh yeah, cause, a jolly fat man who comes on the 25th of December to give children presents, and rides on a giant sleigh pulled by magical flying reindeer isn't absurd at all.
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chantalooney Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist
DUDE YOU KILLED ME WITH THAT XD IM LAUGHING WAY TO MUCH AT THIS XD
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:icondragondragoo:
DragonDragoo Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THANK YOU! CX
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:iconalamagoozlum:
alamagoozlum Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hey, no need to be a dick.
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:icondragondragoo:
DragonDragoo Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was making a joke.
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Rainiila Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
His glowing red nose lays source confused me. Why would his nose bred, and glowingly?! O.o
And, honestly, how is that cute or anything? XD
 
Oh well, it's still fun to draw xD
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InariDragon Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this take on him :D The glowing nose was always intriguing to me, but never seemed realistic. I like the red fur patch idea a lot :3 Wonderfully sweet little deer too.

Merry Christmas
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:iconk0ira:
K0IRA Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
wheres the red nose? xD

otherwise really awesome!
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:iconmetalatias5:
MetaLatias5 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
the red nose is shown by a reddish patch of fur on his nose, read the description next to Rudolph
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:iconk0ira:
K0IRA Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Ahh ok, thanks!
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Yingtheeevee Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist

actually if Rudolph didn't hath glowy red nose then why would santa recruit him AT ALL??? ee my point? I think genetics wonked up and yeah. also Rudolph deserves many hugs for the teasing he endured like

"Ole' Neon nose".

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MetaLatias5 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"Despite his lack of grace, he is extremely talented at navigating in adverse weather conditions, (...)"
Even if his nose doesn't really glow, he does have the special talent to find his way through tough weather like storms, etc, which was always the reason why Santa recruited him, because his sleigh would've gotten off track without that skill of Rudolph
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Yingtheeevee Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
but without the glowing nose how would santa have known what a fine navigator he was??? plus he would not have been teased if it was just a patch of fur. case closed.
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seraphinwings Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Did you know that both male and female reindeer grow horns, but most males shed them before winter... females keep them all the way until they give birth in spring. 
Therefore, there is a %99.99 chance that Rudolph was actually a girl. Including the rest of Santa's team.
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MetaLatias5 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
They said that on the other picture with the 8 other reindeer, I think
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EmperorKarino Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i love the description for rudolph.
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:iconcolindyhan:
ColIndyHan Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
Dear Celesse:

This is Indy. Greetings from Canada!! I hope this finds you and yours well.

Due to the loss of access to my account, I find myself re-faving all the art from it, ergo; I'm re-faving your Rudolph bio (here) and your "Grandpa Rudolph."

Keep up the good work, kiddo!!


Believing in Sherlock Holmes always,


Indy.
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Shirley-Agnew-Art Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
This is lovely. Rudolph tends to be forgotten sometimes!
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taturivera Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
It's a realistic depiction of Rudolph. I like it.

I agree. . . it is absurd. But, a lot of things that is better than real life. I like the original, and your take on it.

But, reality can discourage you from dreaming. Fantasies motivate others to do the impossible.

Talking from far away was absurd. Then, someone invented the telephone. Now, we have long distance relationships. Sometimes, it's an absurd idea, that brings the impossible to life.
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ColIndy Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Dear Celesse:

This is Indy. Greetings from Canada!! I hope this finds you and yours well.

What can I say about all the childhood memories this little reindeer brings back? Best of all, your designs of the reindeer makes look like how they're supposed--a good strong animal. You always see on Christmas cards that it's whitetailed deer that are pulling that big heavy sleigh. They aren't strong enough. Yet, this is wonderful piece! He looks like one very happy little reindeer.

As the song said:

"You'll go down in history!"

Thanks for the memories, Celesse!

Sincerely yours always,


Indy.
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Mark0852 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
i like, but why you didn't make rudolph with the others?
yes, you have made it after, but i want only say that see they together is more likeable. only this, do not misunderstand
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MotherrofMayhem Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student General Artist
I think you did a very adorable design for his 'glowing nose'
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hawkedell Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
It went rudolph in song or tale, had a very shiny nose, and if you ever saw him you would even say it glows; the ridiculous glowing nose of meney cartoons may be absurd; however my interpretation of the character is that rudolph's nose has a reflective quality simaler to the moon in that both the moon and rudolph's nose can be said to glow. Also you for got 10: Annabelle, if your unfamiliar with Annabelle look up Annabelle's wish.
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s0larclaw812 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Clever~
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:iconroyishot:
royishot Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
awwwe
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doggie1237 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The nose thing was very clever. Love it! ^_^
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:iconaltoceyx:
AltoCeyx Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
rudi,rudi,rudi!!! love your reindeer images/backstories... since they're magical creatures,year-round antlers are probably normal... :)
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legally-psychotic Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh! I love the different take on the nose! 8D Have to say, i love it much more. :nod:
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Gillfeesh Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Thats so good, but i dont know if you've noticed. You put "Nagivating" instead of "Navigating" hehe
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:iconcelesse:
celesse Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It shows as "navigating" to me :O Have you tried refreshing? I had to update it, but I did that weeks ago.
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TheLastIronMan Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It's funny that Rudy's the savant navigator, as reindeer are a breed of caribou native to Scandinavia, home region of another group of historically [in]famous navigators and cartographers, the vikings. Seeing as that the Santa that we know and love today is based off a Norse Pagan god, although way more mellowed, this is a rather clever nod.
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely design
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Purplefire40 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like your takes on the reindeer so much. And I love your designs!!
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:icongracie4eva:
Gracie4eva Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Fantastic, Rudolph! :)
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:icontaniathepirate:
taniathepirate Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
yay! rudolph!
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:iconniisai:
Niisai Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Here is the last reindeer!!
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:iconlakita-lover:
Lakita-lover Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Clever interpretation. Very cute.
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:iconelf-healer:
Elf-healer Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
I really love your take on this :) Such creativity!
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:iconleogal:
leogal Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Rudolph was created to tell a little girl it's okay to be different...her mother was ill and she wanted to know why she wasn't like all the other mommies. So her dad wrote a story, realized it was too long for his daughter to understand, and shortened it into a song. Thus, Rudolph was born.
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koopaparatroopa1924 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Interesting :D
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:iconleogal:
leogal Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
rather :)
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:iconarivina:
Arivina Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student General Artist
awww, I just want to give him a hug!
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Soldat-Raggio Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cute! I love it! :D
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:iconart-2006:
Art-2006 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Yay I like it!!!
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:iconevilcake:
EvilCake Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
glowing nose less absurd than santa claus and flying reindeer huehuehue

nice stuff though :)
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:iconaxilery:
Axilery Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He's adorable. :heart:
I've been watching the OLD Rudolph movie since I was three. :)
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FilleDePluie Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
I like your version better :D
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gudruna Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
aaaawwww, cute
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RiverStarMontenegro Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really love your version of Rudolph,its really inposible to one reindeer have reed nose because they have just nostrils.
(sorry for my bad English -.-)
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