May 11, 2011: Hatena Featured Artist: cosmasque (id:cosmasque)


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 cosmasque (id:cosmasque), from the Americas region.

Please tell us about yourself.

Hello, Flipnote Hatena community! My name is cosmasque. I lived in the state of Ohio, U.S.A. two times, and now I'm living in southeastern Puerto Rico with my parents.

What are your interests or hobbies, and how do you spend your free time?

I've loved drawing since I was 6 years old, and I also enjoy painting.

I also like passing time while listening to music, reading books or news, and playing videogames. My recent interests are nail art and robots. I have a collection of robot figures!

Please introduce some of your best Flipnotes, and tell us why you like them

★ "Flower Gift" - This is a complete animated Flipnote, inspired by a beautiful tree behind my parents' house. It took me about three hours to make this.

★ "∞※My Hearty Pet※∞" - This Flipnote icon is a mixture of a sprite heart and a drawing of a baby wolf. Isn't the wolf so cute?

★ "Noodle Racing" - This took about four hours to make. This is the fastest speed animation I've ever made! Both my dad and my brother are in the automobile business, and they love cars. So growing up around them I came to like cars too.

Additional Flipnotes chosen by Hatena

★ "Play with Bubbles" - We liked the cute characters and sounds in this Flipnote. This Flipnote was originally posted for the Flipnote Hatena Weekly News topic "Bubbles".

★ "Sun-Off" - This is a funny Flipnote about a man who turns off the sun. This Flipnote was originally posted for the Flipnote Hatena Weekly News topic "The Sun".

★ "Candyllusion" - This Flipnote about a child who loves sweets is nicely done. This Flipnote was originally posted for the Flipnote Hatena Weekly News topic "Sweets".

What techniques or skills are you especially good at in your Flipnotes? What are some techniques or skills that you wish to improve?

My special techniques are creating/drawing characters inspired from anime, making icons, adding music and sounds, and creating short animations with touch of drama, humor or action.

I want to practice making sprite animations and an animation series. I also want to make more advanced long animations.

Please introduce us your favorite artists

I have many Flipnote artists that I like, but let me introduce some of them:

They are all AMAZING, fun, and just great!

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

Drawing makes me very happy. I recommend new users to keep practicing your drawing. Practice is the one and only way to improve your abilities. I learn something new everyday when I draw!

Click here to check out all of cosmasque's Flipnotes

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