As a tribute to the Akron Marathon held this past weekend, I am drawing today a simple running man figure.
Steps for Drawing and Importing into Microsoft Movie Maker
- Open Microsoft Paint or another Paint Editor.
- Draw Circles for the head, hands, legs.
3. Draw Curved Lines to connect the head, hands, legs.
4. Draw Curved lines for the outside of the head, hands, legs.
5. Draw a Circle eye and circles for the hands.
6. My favorite part… Erase the inside lines.
7. Flatten the back of his head and his feet. Keep redrawing lines.
8. Draw his ear and eyebrow and make his nose. The ear and eyebrow are simple Curved lines. The nose is a Straight line.
9. Draw a Curved line for his muscles in his arms, legs, knees and hands.
10. Draw a Curved line upwards for his mouth.
11. Fill in his skin color and hair. If your color goes all over, it means your lines aren’t connected.
12. Fill in his clothes all black with a little bit of grey around his shoulders, hands, and neck. Draw a curvy line in the background.
13. Color the background blue and Save as, “Boy Running 1.png.”
14. Now let’s draw him taking the next step which brings his legs together. Redraw his legs in your “Boy Running 1.png.” and then Save as “Boy Running 2.png.”
15. Change these two and move the boy along the path using the Select tool, Eraser and redrawing him to get him moving along the path.
Here are some sketches I made before placing them into my background:
It’s fun to make changes and make the boy move with the Select tool.
16. When you’re done with all your colored sketches, Import all of your pictures into Movie Maker.
17. Take the Duration down to .25 seconds per frame.
18. Finally, save as a movie file after you’ve added a Title, music and captions.
You’ve created a cartoon in less than 20 steps!!! Congratulations!