2D Character Design - Side View

Going to make a quick tutorial on how to make a character for your 2D game. Won't include animating yet, but I'll run through the things you need to make in order to be ready for animating. This is going to be a very basic character, so it might not be perfect for your game.

I'm using Flash for this because it's well designed for my needs and I can make assets way faster than any other program.  Plus it's vector, which is good if you need to export for a game that requires certain resolutions. Also using a Wacom Intuos 5, if you don't have one, I highly suggest it but these assets you can simply make with pencil/paper and a mouse.

To Begin...

Start off with a sketch of your character, either directly in your program or by hand and scan it in. Make it simple. I sketch one basic sketch in light color and then make a more detailed sketch above that layer in a darker color.

We'll call him Paul.