August 31, 2011: Hatena Featured Artist - B`Liquid (id:Bimboliquido)


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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.

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Today's Hatena Featured Artist is B`Liquid (id:Bimboliquido) from the Europe & Oceania region.

Please tell us about yourself.

Hello everybody, it's B'Liquid! I am 31 years old and I live in Venice, Italy. I'm in constant search for new ways to express my art, through music, writing, drawing and more, I've tried for many years now to share my joy and freedom of creation with the world. On Flipnote Hatena I found a deeply satisfying experience, thanks to both the easy to learn media and the welcoming and free spirited community! I might be quiet, and a little grumpy looking, but I do love Hatena, and all of you too! :)

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

As I mentioned earlier, my main hobby (though to me it's more like a way of living,) is to "create". Be it a song, a comic, an animation or something else, I spend most of my free time out looking for inspiration, and then go back home and let my mind go WILD.

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

★ "Liquid B'Liquid" - This is one of my early Flipnotes. At the time, I just wanted to play with fluid movements and perspective but then it became kind of a signature of mine.

★ "3 Sides Of A Coin" - Here I wanted to show a little more of my drawing skills, along with the creepy, ironic kind of feeling you get from it, which became also a recurrent theme in my works.

★ "Next Time Buy One" - Morphing through self eating is kinda fascinating. Also, in Italy, when we regret not doing something we should have done, we say "Now I eat my hands for not doing that!".

★ "Dancemaster Unchained (From Copyrights)" - This took me the longest to make, and I used different techniques from usual by creating a skeleton first and the character later. Also, the BHOEF (Black Hooded One Eyed Freak) is my official avatar, so that's me, teaching dancing lessons!

★ "A Flex 4 Da Ladiez" - Most of my Flipnotes are a product of my stream of consciousness, and this is no exception. I just let my hands go, and the mind follows.

★ "Loopy Pop" - This is a good example of how I like to make my Flipnotes: smooth animations, loops, and creepy funny characters. Everything concurs to create a funny eyed-gizmo.

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

I think I'm good at smooth and loopy animations with lots of different frames, which is what I have a lot of fun with. Also, morphing is definitely my thing. I never really know what will come out once I start drawing, I just let my imagination flow.

I'd like to improve the length of my Flipnotes (time is a tyrant...), and also work on the mobility of the camera, to make everything more dynamic. Starting to tell some stories would be nice too.

Please introduce some of your favorite artists on Flipnote Hatena

★ Ashie (id:Ashie) - I just love her! She seems to me like a wonderful girl filled with love and passion. She's brilliant and sweet, and her Flipnotes are original and vivid.

MdM (id:MdMbunny) - He's one of the most prolific artists on Flipnote Hatena, and he's also good at it! He's imaginative and fun.

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

We all work hard to bring the concepts of art, fun and innovation to a new, positive level. Sometimes it seems too good to be true. But it's true. I'd really like to thank all those who're on Flipnote Hatena from the bottom of my heart. I'm proud to be part of this community!

Click here to check out all of the Flipnotes by B`Liquid (id:Bimboliquido)

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