bitmap images, plz help!!!!!!!!!!!!

hi there. i have a animated shape which moves accross the screen. created it using glVertex2f and managed to animate it using GLfloat xposition = 0.0; now i want to add a bitmap picture loaded from file on to this shape so its placed onto the moving object, so the only thing that can bee seen in the bitmap. im very new to using opengl for 2d. any help would be thanked. -> Tutorials