In my last comic, which was my first comic–ever, I described how to create a comic in Flash.
I’m using a cheap Wacom tablet and an older version of Flash.
Flash instantly converts everything that is drawn into vectors and straightens the lines up. It has a pressure sensitive setting, and allows a large opening to be filled by setting it to consider larger openings as closed.
In my first comic, I spent a couple of hours scribbling and creating a couple of characters from scratch, while I was learning the settings and how to draw with Flash.
My characters, Captain & Corky didn’t start as a plan. They evolved as I was learning to use Flash over those couple of hours.
I thought I would create another installment to this new born comic strip.
It didn’t take two hours this time. It only took ten minutes!
That’s right, just ten minutes from start to finish. Nothing pre-drawn, inserted, or loaded.
I’m positive, that one could develop a library of expressions and poses that would allow you to create a completed comic in two or three minutes. It would take that long because you would have to insert the text.
Anyway, here is my second installment to Captain & Corky, all ten minutes of it.
Here’s my quick description of how to create comics using flash: Click Here
In a nutshell:
Create a new blank document.
Select the paint brush.
Select the second smallest size.
Click the pressure sensitivity.
Loosely draw the character.
Select the fill tool and the color.
Set it for large openings.
Fill the areas.
Select the Oval tool.
Create the balloons for the text.
Drag and size everything to fit the strip
It’s that easy.