Start by making a circle for the character's head and a curve that will represent it's back or body motion.

Below the head, draw a circle and at the end of the curve draw another circle. These circles should be the same size as the circle for the head.
On the circle below the head draw a circle for the shoulder and one for the elbow and hand, then connect those lines, as show in the picture for the arms. The face should be formed around the cross guidelines for the head; see the face outline ending at the verticle cross line?

Draw the lines and circles for where you want the character's legs to be. Go ahead and start drawing the body shape, legs and arms.

Draw the hair in around the circle for the head. More hair help is in a seperate tutorial box below the selection box.
Make a new layer for your final outline.
Outline the image how you want it and draw the eyes and facial features.

Switch back to the bottom layer and delete all your guidelines.
For a fuller look, outline the border of the image one more time.

Coloring!
So we're basically up to this point on the image. Now let's start shading...

On the bottom layer (or background) make a new layer. So, for example, this layer should be in the middle of the background layer and the black outline layer.
Pick a spot for the light to come at, I chose the left. Shade where it would look darker; too much shading is just fine, it will actually make the picture stand out better.
I chose blue for shading white because it makes the picture more alive. You could also use a light yellow or purple...or practically any really light color to shade a character that is white.

Switch to the bottom (background) layer.
Adding an even lighter blue shading will touch up the picture. You could also add a darker blue on the edge of the outline for more shading.

How creepy is this? xD
If you're edgy about your shading, you can check it by erasing the top layer with the black outline. (You should be able to undo the erasing after you're through checking.) Good shading usually can show the outline of a picture without even needing the black outlines. In this picture you can mostly tell what pose she was in.

Finish coloring the rest of the picture and you're done!

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Gligar  

Latias  

Pikachu  

Houndoom  

Charmander  

Digimon:

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Terriermon  

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Bruce  

Aisha  

Zafara  

Korbat  

Shoyru  

Robot Acara  

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Neko  

Anime Guy  

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Tweeter  

Kuitsuku  

Marshmellow  

Gay Little Pony  

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