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A Tracing Tutorial

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I threw this together in the past 5 hours. It is a very simple tutorial that explains how tracing is the easiest way to draw flash. It is not very hands on. I basically explained everything in writing and then made quick examples of what I was talking about. It is short and to the point. I know I checked that there is no nudity, but I drew da Vinci's human body proportion guy and it has a tiny penis. Dont get your panties in a knot over it, I am sure no one will be offended.

The song is Box of Rain by The Grateful Dead. If you don't want music then just turn down your speakers.

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I suppose I can dig this, this makes sense. The techniques make sense and they are helpfull for compleatley new people, but who in the art of flash dosen't trace in some sort of way? Nontheless, this tutorial was quite small, sure the individual effort was great, but the topic is quite bland and that equaled a lesser value in my eyes. The dick joke in the front also didin't really impress me, simply because I didin't even look at the picture untill I read the message. Nontheless, this submission is helpfull, but the topic is just not there. Overall, well what can I say? A well made, but bland idea.

Not Bad!

I expected it to be some stupid ass shit but the examples and explanation wasn't bad so....7/10.

good work :)

if you are a noob then you should watch this but its not usefull for my sorry :(


I thought this was a great tutorial.
It really inspired me to try detailed drawings in Flash, which i'm off to do now.
The tutorial layout wasn't amazing, but it was still very good.

Keep submitting (:



This was more of a "look what I did" than a tutorial. Great artwork but the tutorial was pretty crap - just a brief summary of how you did it but doesn't really help anyone who would like to learn much at all.

If you want to post your artwork, post it in the Art forum of Newgrounds. ;-)

CBaum responds:

There was only one thing you could consider showing off and it was the picture of half the person's face. The rest of the stuff I drew last night as I made this, and I only put in that fancy picture because I wanted to show how you draw like that. If I were going to post my artwork than it would be alot better than that was and I wouldn't do it sneaky in a tutorial. I would make a slideshow called "Look at all this cool shit I drew!"


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3.06 / 5.00

Dec 29, 2007
3:18 AM EST