Jan. 19, 2011: Hatena Featured Artist - Dudoy (id:dudoynjustine)


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Today's Hatena Featured Artist is Dudoy (id:dudoynjustine) from the Americas region.

★ "Never Give Up" by Dudoy (id:dudoynjustine)

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

I usually get my ideas from my surroundings and experiences. Most of the time, ideas just pop out of my mind. It takes me anywhere from 1 to 3 days to make a good Flipnote.

★ "I Heart Frogs!" by Dudoy (id:dudoynjustine)

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

My hobbies are watching TV, surfing the net, chatting with my friends, playing with my Nintendo DSi and last but not the least drawing. I really need some practice in drawing. I have never taken any art classes or has any formal lessons about drawing.

★ "Unexpected Visitor" by Dudoy (id:dudoynjustine)

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

I have so many favorite creators on Flipnote Hatenam but the following creators are some of the ones who gave me inspiration. The following creators are so amazing and simply remarkable in their own ways:

  • Zenshii (id:Lizzi_mew-mew)
    • Ms. Liz is the best! I really like her series and her drawings. She is so kind.
  • PickyEater (id:AnotherPickyEater)
    • I love her drawing techniques. Her works looks so realistic.
  • Inkwolf (id:InkWolf)
    • This guy has great talent and a BIG heart. I really admire how good this guy is.
  • f:id:aaron:20101224194248p:image (id:a1989artist) --Some of her works are so hilarious! She is a good friend too.
  • Da-Kun (id:Rakugaki321)
    • His works are phenomenal! I am so speechless whenever I watch his Flipnotes.

To those creators that I didn't mention here, thank you so much too!

★ "Trial shading" by Dudoy (id:dudoynjustine)

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

Just keep on practicing. We should have a "Never say die" attitude in drawing. I am not that good at drawing but I strive to be the best I can be. You should never lose hope, and practice as much as you can.

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

I'd like to make more animation with more detailed drawings. I would also like to try making some music video Flipnotes.

★ "Fight Over DS!" by Dudoy (id:dudoynjustine)

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

I want to have more colors other than blue, black and red in Flipnote Studio. I also hope there is way to get rid of those false reporters on Flipnote Hatena.

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

One thing I have learned is to never compare yourself to others. Each and everyone of us have our own unique talent. Also, you should never give up when you try something.

Check out Dudoy's works on Flipnote Hatena

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