Illustration using Flash IDE? It can be done!
As a guitar player myself I just had to pick Steve Vai as a subject matter. Everything you see was drawn using Flash 8 only. No graphics where imported from photoshop or any other program. This is the power you can harness when you learn how to illustrate in flash. When you click on the picture that takes you to the actual Flash file you should right click on it and zoom in and check out some of the detail.
I used a lot of the new filters and blend modes that come with Flash 8 on this one. Man it really lets you do a lot of really cool stuff. Wile you are at it compare my drawing with the home page of Vai.com. Let me know how I did. 😉