Feb. 23, 2011: Hatena Featured Artist: Juanita (id:jalapenoflower)


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

★ "Owned"

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

I usually get ideas from friends or just come up with stuff off the top of my head. They usually take around 3-5 hours total.

★ "Fire + Ice"

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

I love drawing and photography, and like to spend a lot of time doodling.

★ "Red Riding Hood"

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

Two of my favorite creators are name nom (id:Mohamed) and ☆K66Gunso (id:KeroroGunsoFN) because their Flipnotes are funny, original, and well-drawn.

★ "Shadow Puppet Fun"

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

Practice. practice, practice! To really make a good Flipnote, you need to want to do it and work hard on it.

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

I really want to make my Flipnotes amazing. I am going to try to make them more detailed, make the animation smoother, and try to come up with even better stories.

★ "Dandelion"

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

I would really love it if there were more colors, because using only two at a time is kind of depressing. It would also be cool if there could be more layers.

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

I'm so glad to be ranked at #1! I'm surprised that it happened so quickly... Thank you all for your support, the stars, and the comments!

★ "Love Lasts Forever"

Click here to check out all of Juanita's Flipnotes

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