how to draw a cute rudolph reindeer face step by step easy

How to Draw Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer face

I love Christmas.

I’m 30 years old and it’s still my favorite holiday.

This year, I thought I’d add multiple Christmas drawing tutorials.

All of these Christmas drawing ideas are for beginners.

I’ve already done a lot of tutorials on drawing cute and kawaii animals that you can check out here.

Let’s begin with our favorite reindeer – in this tutorial, I’ll teach you how to draw Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer’s face and you’ll get something like this:

color the scarf

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I am currently using an iPad Pro and an Apple Pencil to create my digital art.

But you can use any tool – a pen and paper or color pencils or Copic markers or Photoshop because the drawing method remains the same.

How to draw a Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer – Step by step for beginners and kids

We are going to be using very simple shapes for this drawing tutorial.

Let’s begin with a small curved line like this:

draw the top of rudolph's head

That’s going to be Rudolph’s head.

Next, let’s draw the bottom part of his face – just draw a big bell shape.

draw rudolph's face

Next, we are going to draw Rudolph’s famous antlers.

Let’s draw 2 curves on either side of Rudolph’s face like this:

draw 2 antlers

Now, we’ll complete drawing the antlers by drawing simple curves like this:

complete drawing the antlers

Then, we’ll draw 1 small pointy ears on the side of Rudolph’s face right under the antlers like this:

draw the ears of rudolph

And now for the face!

Draw 2 eyes, a round nose and a small U shaped smile this:

draw a face

Easy, isn’t it?

I’m making this Rudolph drawing super easy for kids and beginners.

Now, to add some color, you can add a small rectangle under the face – this is going to be the scarf since it’s really cold in the North Pole.

draw the scarf around rudolph's neck

And now, we’ll draw some lines like this in the scarf so that we can add more color to this drawing.

add a design to the scarf

And we are done drawing Rudolph!

Let’s color him now!

I’m going to start by coloring his face a light brown color and I’ll also add 2 blush spots just to make him look more cute.

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color rudolph

Then I’ll color the antlers dark brown.

color the antlers

And next, we need to color the nose – the feature Rudolph is most famous for – RED.

color the nose red

Lastly, I’m going to color the scarf. You can use any colors you want but I’m going to go for red and green because they are so Christmasy.

color the scarf


You’ve learned how to draw Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer!

You can draw this on a Christmas card or a sweet Christmas banner.

Drawing Resources

I hope this tutorial was helpful to you and you enjoyed drawing Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer.

If you want to see more tutorials on drawing kawaii animals and kawaii things, please leave a comment below on what you’d like to see next!

I will be adding more kawaii drawing tutorials (animals, food, and lots of things) to this blog, so keep a lookout!

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A sketchbook, Photoshop or Procreate, and a graphic tablet so that you can draw the kawaii characters. If you want to make stickers, you’ll need a printer and sticker sheets. I explain how to make stickers on Procreate here.

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