Welcome to the Hatena Featured Artist section of our blog, where we introduce Flipnote creators from around the world.
We post the Hatena Featured Artist every week on Wednesday, and hope to introduce a variety of different artists that will inspire and entertain you.
Be sure to check here every week to see some of the most amazing artists on Flipnote Hatena. Maybe we'll even feature you someday!
Today's Hatena Featured Artist is Utopian (id:rsythh) from Japan.
Please tell us about yourself.
Hello, I am Utopian. My favorite band is YMO (Yellow Magic Orchestra). I started to use Flipnote because of Nintendo's "Make You Own Mario Flipnote" event. I always try to make Flipnotes that make people laugh.
What are your interests or hobbies, and how do you spend your free time?
These days, I am obsessed with Pokémon. It is a shame, but on my days off I usually just dream away and do nothing at all.
Please introduce some of your best Flipnotes, and tell us why you like them.
★ "Smile!" - I made this Flipnote for the "Weekly Topic: Smile". First I thought about situations where people smile, and came up with the idea of a photo shoot. Then, I thought it might be funny to use a girl who does not like being told to "smile". This is how it turned out.
★ "The Same Person" - This one was for the Weekly Topic, "Light and Shadow". I wanted to highlight the differences between day and night and plain and glamorous, by drawing the transformation of a woman.
★ "Pizza" - This Flipnote was featured in the Weekly News for the topic "Wild!". It was the first time I was featured in the news. My image of "wild" was a hardcore motorcycle rider with a leather jacket. It made me really happy when this was featured in the news!
What techniques or skills are you especially good at in your Flipnotes?
Well, I am not sure if I can say that I'm "good" at it, but what I like the most about making Flipnotes is thinking about how to make them. I like to think a lot about my stories and drawings. I also like creating sound effects and music.
What are some techniques or skills that you wish to improve in your Flipnotes?
While I was looking over my old Flipnotes, I noticed that there is not a lot of movement in them. Maybe I am not so good at animating, and try to avoid that.
Please introduce us your favorite artists!
★ IV41_(id:IV41_N) - "Flipnote Man"
These creators are all very funny and inspiring. I also really like Wowan (id:wowan927). She makes hilarious Flipnotes that sometimes make me laugh out loud.
Is there something you would like to say to the Flipnote Hatena community?
Let's follow the rules and keep Flipnote Hatena a fun place! Thank You!
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