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4. Interactivity and Movie Clips > 4.1. Drawing A cartoon Character

Drawing A cartoon Character

The first thing we need for our cartoon character is a body. Since this character will serve as a mascot for this book, we’ll make his body from a box and then add a face and legs. By doing this, we’ll see how the configuration options for the Pencil tool affect the outcome of each drawn line. In more complex situations, you might sketch some character prototypes on paper and create a storyboard for the animation. But here we focus on how to use Flash rather than exploring techniques common in traditional cel animation.

Start With the Body

Let’s start by creating the body for the character. Later on, we’ll create a background image of a street and change the Stage color to sky blue. The character will walk down the street and stop.


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