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Alvaro Montoro

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Drawing a cartoon character with CSS

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Today, I drew a cartoon character using HTML and CSS. I built it from scratch (which is always fun), and recorded the process. The whole thing took a little over an hour, but at 20x, it is a lot faster ;)

Music credit: City Of Sins by Michael Ramir C.

After the recording, I still made a few more changes: made the eyes smaller, created variables for the lines, and adjusted the hair a little.

You can check and personalize the cartoon code on Codepen.

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