#simplycreate a modern Rudolph


For this tutorial, you need:

  • Simply stretched Canvas, A4 format
  • Simply pallet
  • 2 Simply acrylic paint markers (black + red)
  • 2 Simply brushes of different sizes
  • 3 Simply pots of gouache paint (black, red, yellow)
  • Simply container with water and paper towels

Step 1

The face of Rudolph

In the lower part of the canvas, trace using the 3 round markers. A big red circle to draw Rudolph's famous muzzle, and 2 smaller black circles to create the eyes.

Step 2

The horns of the reindeer

Using the palette, mix red with yellow by adding a touch of black gouache paint to it, you will get brown. This new colour will be used for the horns of the reindeer.

Using the paintbrush gorged with brown paint, we can now draw the horns in the upper part of the canvas.

Step 3

The message

Take the red acrylic paint marker again, and hand-write the little message "Merry Christmas" at the bottom of the canvas.

Step 4

The exhibition

The canvas is finished! Now all you must do is find the perfect place to hang the painting.

Step 5

Result and inspiration

Why not in the hall of the house, Rudolph will welcome all your guests!

Simply Acrylic Paint

Daler-Rowney Simply Acrylic Paints are a perfect starting point for artists and hobbyists looking to experiment with acrylics. These soft-body water-based colours can be used straight from the tube, wet easily onto the surface, and can be thinned with water.


Simply Gouache

Daler-Rowney Simply Gouache can be used straight from the tube and have excellent covering power. Available in a wide variety of colours, Simply Gouache offers great value for money and an easy entry point for artists and hobbyists looking to experiment with gouache.


Simply Canvas

Daler-Rowney Simply Canvases feature a medium grain textured 250gsm acid free canvas, triple primed and ready for use which is available in a comprehensive range of shapes and sizes.


About the artist:

The painter Amylee Paris tirelessly finds her inspiration in colour and nature. Her abstract blooms and portraits shine in several art galleries in the UK.