I had hamster's on my mind today because I have a freelance job designing a hamster (not this one) for an animated show and when I was on break I sketched this one for fun, decided to clean it up , so here's another demo of favorite animation/drawing app, TVPaint.
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Next I drop out the blue underdrawing and this is the final
clean up image on TVPaint , ready to be colored :
I've also been playing around with a freeware app called DELINEATE , which auto-traces bitmap images to vector (SVG) which can them be opened up in Illustrator for further work as an Illustrator file (and thence imported to Flash). I'm having pretty good results from DELINEATE as shown in the next two images, showing the drawing above (from TVPaint) vectorized by DELINEATE and then opened in Illustrator.
(this was auto-traced in Delineate , no further tweaking by me )
Here's a stab at coloring it , done with TVPaint .