September 14, 2011: Hatena Featured Artist - Epic (id:EpicGuitar)


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 Epic (id:EpicGuitar), from the Americas region.

Please tell us about yourself.

Hi everyone! This is Epic, we're actually two brothers from Utah who want to make a difference here. Epic likes classical music, while Guitar likes hard style. We both LOVE chocolate, and video games!

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

We love to animate, make music, and play video games. We both like to spend our free time on some sort of electronic devices..

A selection of Epic's Flipnotes

★ "Introducing Chap" - We like the exaggerated facial expressions of this original character.

★ "Cranky Epic" - A short Flipnote about feeling cranky.

★ "Slipnote Hatena" - It's the spinning frog, drawn with Epic style.

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 guess animating motion is our strong point, along with lip-syncing and music-coordination. And it's just really fun to animate dancing! I'd like to use more colors, but with only a red-blue-black scheme, it's difficult to achieve that...

Please introduce some of your favorite Flipnote artists

★ Lamis (id:Forl0rn) is one of the best animators here!!

★ Zhu (id:Agent_Gravy) animates really well, and has a lot of humor. Seriously, he deserves more than what he's got right now.

★ Inaru (id:Inaru) makes AMAZING art. That's all we can say.

★ やhíL!や (id:StarFilp64) has an interesting perspective of a certain plumber, and we enjoy every flip he dishes out.

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

To all of you: We're not asking. We're demanding that you stop stealing the work of others. Not only is it irritating, but it only leads to hatred. Make something yourself; it doesn't matter if you're good at drawing or not, anything done yourself is always three times better than copying of someone else. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Never give up! Even when things seem bleak, stand up for what is right.

Click here to check out all of the Flipnotes by Epic (id:EpicGuitar)

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