In the beginning you need to find a sprite sheet or draw the character by yourself i recommend you do the last one because you want an original character. for this tutorial i will use a sprite i found on the web.
This is going to be a very long tutorial so even newbies should be able to follow it, and hopefully learn a lot, and to see how easy it is to make games in Flash. 1. Draw an oval with a gradient as in the image below.
step 1: Put a still image of the character down on the frame. Press F8 if it is highlighted already and select Movie Clip and name it something. Now right click on it and select edit. Now you are within the frames of the image it?s self.