Nov. 24, 2010: Hatena Featured Artist - MPA Turtle (id:markos-1996)


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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 back here every Wednesday to see some of the most amazing artists on Flipnote Hatena. Maybe we'll even feature you someday!

Today's Hatena Featured Artist is MPA Turtle (id:markos-1996) from the Europe & Oceania region.

Hi, MPA Turtle! How you get ideas for your Flipnotes, and how long does it usually take you to create them?

When I need an idea for a Flipnote, I think quietly to myself for a while. I think about things I have seen on television or about events that happened in my life, and that often gives me ideas.

What hobbies or interests do you have (besides making Flipnotes)?

I like drawing, and I also enjoy sports. Of course I also play video games too.

Who are some of your favorite creators on Flipnote Hatena and why?

  • MdM (id:MdMbunny)
    • He is very good at drawing and animating.
  • Three D (id:Swiggly)
    • He is good at animating and his ideas are very funny.
  • Deer Boo ♥ (id: PumpkinCat)
    • Her Manga drawings are very good and she starts being also good at animation.

There are so many good creators in Flipnote Hatena, and all of them are awesome in their own way.

Do you have any advice or tips for other Flipnote creators about how they can improve their skills?

If you have an idea, but you think it's difficult to make, don't give up! Just continue thinking positively that you can do it and you will be able to create it if you try!

Also, don't forget the saying, "Practice makes perfect"

What kind of Flipnotes would you like to create in the future? Are there any new things you would like to try?

I'm mostly making short loop Flipnotes now, but in the future I want to make longer Flipnotes with good stories.

What are some additional features that you would like to have added to Flipnote Studio and/or Flipnote Hatena?

Many people would like to have more colors and tools for Flipnote Studio. I would like that too, and I also want to be able to record music that is longer than one minute.

Also, I wish that we could see more than 10 comments at a time on Flipnote Hatena for Nintendo DSi.

Is there something you would like to say to the Flipnote Hatena community?

Thank you very much for your great support, all of the nice comments, stars and adding me to your favorites.

Be nice to the creators and give stars to Flipnotes that you like! Don't beg for stars, and try your best to make Flipnotes no matter if they are good or not.

Please don't forget to leave nice comments for others!

Check out MPA Turtle's works on Flipnote Hatena

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