One of my favorite illustrators is Sachiko Umoto, who has several great books on plants, people and animals. I am using her wonderful reindeer for our inspiration. Both male and female reindeer have antlers, which they shed every winter by the males and the spring by the females.
Step #1: Draw the head , eyes, nose, ears and the antlers.
Step #2: Draw a oval for the body and add a scarf-like mane.
Step #3: Draw its thick legs, hooves and the short tail.