Reindeer Sketching Video Tutorials

Below you’ll find a few different versions of my demonstrations of sketching a reindeer, from a 4-minute speed sketch to a full 120-minute narrated workshop. Enjoy!

4-minute speed sketching demo

Here’s a 4-minute demo of the process I use to create a realistic-looking sketch of a reindeer. Grab your copy of the Reindeer Sketching Template (as seen below the videos) to follow along.


120-minute tutorial (2019)

In this video, I share a slideshow about reindeer and caribou biology and then go through my step-by-step sketching tutorial.


90-minute tutorial (2018)

Below you’ll find the full 90-minute tutorial that I created on Facebook that includes fun facts about reindeer and lots of info about their anatomy to help you draw them even more realistically. As a bonus, at the very end, I ‘sing’ the holiday song, Jingle Bells, in American Sign Language!

Get Your Sketching Template

Download your high-res Reindeer Sketching template (as seen below)

Learn More About Reindeer

Below you’ll find clips of reindeer from 3 different parts of the world where they play critical roles in the indigenous cultures.

Arctic Reindeer River Crossing 

Reindeer Herding In Snowy Mongolia

Reindeer Herders of the Russian Arctic

New York TImes article: Where Reindeer are a way of life.

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