I use a program called "videoscribe" a lot where it draws the images that I post. It's best to use SVG's as they scale well and you can draw the outlines first and then color etc.
However I don't know how to tell the flash program what are the outlines and what to draw first in my SVG. Does anyone know?
If the SVG comes in as a group object you could ungroup, or break apart it, then select everything and right-click Distribute to Layers. Then you can arrange the drawing order of things.