This is simply a test, after a recent post on "John K Stuff" giving a sneak peek at some new work he's doing, John said "of course you couldn't get line like this in Flash - not easily, anyway"
I appreciate the "not easily" part. I fully agree the brushes are difficult to work with in Flash. They require too much fixing as you go, and wind up taking too much time to get the drawings as you want them. Every now and then it gives you the line as you drew it, but most times in snaps into a weirdly rounded, muted version. It winds up being a combination of drawing and sculpting to get what you want from it.
Having been one of the early pioneers of Flash animation, John K's program of choice is now Toon Boom Harmony. I admit it looks good, and seems more geared to actual animation production, while Flash still shies away from marketing itself as more than a web tool. The problem is, it's all I've got. Unless I find the money tree, I can't afford any new software, especially not in the 4-figure range.
I just did this to see how close I could get to the look of his Harmony version. Of course it required a lot of fixing along the way. I also didn't have a sharp enough example of the original, so I could only come so close to the exact lines because I only had soft pixelated examples to work from.
I wish I could try the brushes in Harmony and see for myself how they compare. I sure would enjoy being able to work faster and get the results I'm looking for without the struggle. I certainly trust the opinion of John K when it comes to drawing tools, and I was disappointed when he dropped Flash in favor of Harmony, but only because I feel left behind with Flash now. I'm used to it's quirks and can work around most of them, but I liked it better when I was using the same program as a modern day master.