May 25, 2011: Hatena Featured Artist: Gelo (id:RainGelo)


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Today's Hatena Featured Artist is Gelo (id:RainGelo) from the Europe & Oceania region.

Please tell us about yourself.

Hello Flipnote Hatena! First of all, my name is Jim. Gelo is actually my 7 year old nephew, and I'm his uncle. I do most, if not all of the Flipnotes posted for him. So, we're doing this together, sort of as a team effort. We're located in the Philippines, in Southeast Asia.

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

Gelo and I both like to surf the net and play online games. We also like to draw, but nowadays we tend to spend most of our time making Flipnotes.

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

★ "iScope" by Gelo (id:RainGelo) - We love this Flipnote because it got us on the Weekly News, and we got a green star! Gelo was especially happy about it.

★ "Mananggal" by Gelo (id:RainGelo) - This Flipnote took us some time with the details, sound and especially the description. This one got us our first red star!

★ "Ninja Adventure 1" by Gelo (id:RainGelo) - As of this time, only .Kyra. (id:Imkyra) got the punchline for this Flipnote.

Additional Flipnotes by Gelo (id:RainGelo) chosen by Hatena

★ "Rocket Ship" by Gelo (id:RainGelo) - This animation of a rocket plays back nicely in loop mode

★ "Origin of Blue" by Gelo (id:RainGelo) - We liked the stylized illustrations and selective use of still images and animation in this Flipnote.

★ "Park" by Gelo (id:RainGelo) - A man sits quietly in a park as all sorts of things happen around him.

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

Well, we don't have any particular techniques or skills other than having patience. We work by the motto, "You can't rush art"!

We would like to create more fluid animation, use a faster frame rate and make better sounds in the future.

Please introduce some of your favorite Flipnote artists

100% (id:per100) - We like the way he makes his stick-figure fighting Flipnotes, simply awesome!

"Breaking Down a Golem" by 100% (id:per100)

MdM (id:MdMbunny) - The combination of his drawings and sound sync is really great!

"Miracle In The Forest" by MdM (id:MdMbunny)

B'Liquid (id:Bimboliquido) - The fluid flow of his flipnotes are amazing!

Untitled Flipnote by B'Liquid (id:Bimboliquido)

.Kyra. (id:Imkyra) - We love her because she got the "Ninja Adventure 1" punchline, and it's so funny!

Weekly Topic: Eyes Flipnote by .Kyra. (id:Imkyra)

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

We'd like to say thank you very much for all the stars and comments.

Being in the Weekly News was really a surprise, and we were even more surprised to be a featured artist!

Thank you everyone, thank you Hatena!

Click here to check out all of Gelo's Flipnotes

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