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Sat Dec 24, 2011, 11:12 AM


EDIT:  Thanks for the info on reindeer gender-antler technicalities.  I did learn this in my teens, but I just kind of enjoy drawing the deer as white-tails like I did as a kid.  I know it's incorrect, but the nostalgia factor is more fun for me.  Merry Christmas fellow biology nerds!

When I was would little, my obsessive love for Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer would inspire me to draw Santa's eight reindeer to string together for Christmas decorations around the house.  Even as a kid, I wanted some of the reindeer to be girls (it only seemed fair) and Dancer, Vixen and Cupid where always featured without antlers to show Santa didn't discriminate against the does!

So here's sweet-natured Cupid to wish you Happy Holidays!  Have a wonderful day, everyone!

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  • Listening to: James Taylor at Christmas
  • Watching: Miracle on 34th Street
  • Eating: gingerbread cupcakes
  • Drinking: eggnog
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:icona-dawg13:
A-Dawg13 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
You could do your own Christmas special featuring your own depiction of the reindeer. That would be awesome!
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maniacaldude Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Student General Artist
That's a cute idea and a cute picture. I can't help but wonder what you think of Bambi. I really loved that film growing up, but I might want to watch it again to see how it holds up. I know that Osamu Tezuka, the "God Of Manga," watched that one pretty extensively.

To be honest, though, I never watched the Rankin-Bass special of "Rudolph" all that much growing up. That Abominable Snowman scared the crap out of me whenever he showed up.

Anyways, Merry Belated Christmas.
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PolarbearMan Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
"Merry Christmas fellow biology nerds!" That just brought a tear to my eye. :iconbravoplz: THANK YOU!!!!. Biology and Genetics forever!
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jazzygal12 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
um yeah is dj pony goning to be in seson 2
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CherrySuspenders Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
That was incredibly rude.
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:iconjazzygal12:
jazzygal12 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
i am not rude
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:iconhcshannon:
HCShannon Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She DOESN'T WORK ON THE SHOW ANYMORE!
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:iconjazzygal12:
jazzygal12 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
oh thats to bad...:(
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:iconhcshannon:
HCShannon Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She quit over a year ago!
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:iconjazzygal12:
jazzygal12 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
oh okay
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silverspectacular Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
yeah you really should look more okay?
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BronytheJuggalo Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I did indeed Lauren I hope yours was amazing as well!
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SMS00 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011
*sees EDIT post* For Biology and Genetics! :)
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:iconliuxaun:
LiuXaun Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011
You like eggnog? My already stratospheric respect levels have further rocketed.

Yes, that's all it takes.
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:iconfantasy-jg:
Fantasy-JG Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist
Aww so cute!
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CaptainPenguin Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011
merry christmas Lauren!
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:iconvikingfern:
vikingfern Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Gingerbread cupcakes? That sounds delicious.
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ScionTheKitsune Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Merry Christmas :D
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Mafon Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011
yay
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:iconkendovahmaar:
Kendovahmaar Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011   General Artist
That's an adorable Reindeer! I remember always drawing them when I was younger :aww:
Have a Merry Christmas~
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helsaabi2 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Merry Christmas! <3
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dhh98 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
ohmagosh so adorable!
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:iconlunalie:
Lunalie Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
How cute~! Merry Christmas!
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ElPonyFurry Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yea! this is so wonderful, you are awesome Ms. Faust! Cristmas yea!!
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Orange-Fox17 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I sure will Ms. Faust!
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jodyjm13 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
I was so disappointed when I learned that real reindeer were so different from the whitetail-inspired characters of the Rankin-Bass specials, so I don't blame you for drawing Cupid like this. I also imagined Vixen to be a doe when I was growing up, but I liked to think of Cupid as a gentle giant personality.

You've got some great taste in Christmas entertainment; any chance you can share your recipe for gingerbread cupcakes? ;) Merry Christmas to you and yours, and thanks for all you and Craig have given the animation community over the years!
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MyLittleRoseluck Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Merry Christmas
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Rezu1i Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Merry Christmass Fyre. Have a good one.
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:iconrainbowdashisbestpon:
THIS COMMENT IS FANTASTIC!
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StoneHellway Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
Merry Christmas !!
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The-Psychid Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
PLEASE TELL ME YOU ENJOYED MY GALAXYMAS TRIBUTE D:
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MegaSpaceEagle Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Student
Nice picture ^^
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ert23 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
I'm liking the doe reindeer :D I agree there should be more of them! Merry Christmas to you too!
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TheSassyJessy Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well Reindeer are actually larger, bulkier and much furrier than the deer usually depicted in Christmas art and other themes related to Christmas. If they wanna get all super technical, they're just normal flying deer, not reindeer at all!
Vixen, Dancer and Cupid are pretty feminine names, so I'm sure it's not harming anyone to assume they're female.
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Dax-Rattler Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
merry Christmas ma'am
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:icongshakespeare:
GShakespeare Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Student Filmographer
Hey, Merry Christmas to you too!
Thanks for posting something related. =)
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Luminescentfeathers Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Student
Merry Christmas
no offense intended
but no apologies given
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:iconellenmellenn:
ellenmellenn Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
Merry Christmas to you too!! And I love that you made them girls, that's wonderful:D
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:iconliamnaruto:
liamnaruto Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
merry chirstmas to you too (
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Ganondox Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Biology nerds FTW.
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piehumper Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
why do i love this as much as i do?
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:iconbennaroosky:
bennaroosky Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Professional Photographer
Hee hee, cute! Merry Christmas. :)
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:icondeathpwny:
DeathPwny Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Merry Christmas and happy Heart's Warming Eve and enjoyable and relaxing holidays to you and your family. Thanks for all the inspiration!
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:iconrickada:
Rickada Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
Merry Christmas Mrs Faust! Its 10pm here in the UK so two hours for us.
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The-Greyhound Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
Excellent work
Merry Christmas!
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weirdfuzzything Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
I thought that all of the reindeer ended up being girls; because they where, traditionally, all drawn with antlers.

Anyhow, have a wonderful christmas and an equally awesome new year ^-^
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Isoscelescube Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
What kind of eggnog? Virgin or non?
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nsaiuvqart Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
Merry Christmas!
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CoontailStorm Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
Merry Christmas, And A Happy New YEAR!!!
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Klice Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
Merry Christmas !
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