Mar. 3, 2011: Hatena Featured Artist: id:a1989artist


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 ™ (id:a1989artist) from the Americas region.

★ "Dope Panda2"

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

First of all my real name is Lydia, feel free to call me that. Take it as a doorway to my friendship.

Well, my ideas come from the random scrambled stuff I jam into my brain. Most of my Flipnotes are different from one another, and I like to keep it razzle dazzle fresh for everyone on Flipnote Hatena.

★ "mmm gum"

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

I love walking my dog almost everyday I can. He is my best friend and I consider him my son! My dog and I have a lot in common, and we both survived getting hit by a car while crossing the street, so our bond is pretty strong.

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

There are a lot of coolio creators out there, but two who stick out the most to me are:

Not only do these creators draw amazingly well, but they are also very friendly artists. Have you ever written a comment to a creator who never wrote back? Well these 2 creators aren't like that, and they love their fans like I do.

If you want some inspiration, stop reading this interview and check them out. =)

★ "Hibernaculum"

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

I recommend that you try to use other Flipnotes or images as your own. This does not mean it is alright to spin-off and steal someone else's hard work. This simply means you can use their art to inspire you.

Even if you don't know how to draw well, you can manipulate things that you watch and see and make them your own originals by adding your own personal touch.

★ "Hit it running"

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

Maybe I'd like to try making longer Flipnotes, and I also want to work on making stories in the future.

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

Give us free downloads of different colors for our Flipnotes -- it would be really awesome to see more vivid looking flips! I would also love to be able to play around with more colors.

★ "Jims life"

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

I want to thank you all for making my dream possible. I am an underground animator and I couldn't be more blessed! I have met so many new friends on Flipnote Hatena and all kinds of new things to inspire me, and I'm so happy I can dance. (warning: I can't dance!)

Click here to check out all of ™'s Flipnotes

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