October 5, 2011: Hatena Featured Artist - Frans (id:frans)


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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 Frans (id:frans) from the Europe and Oceania region.

Please tell us a little about yourself.

Hello, my name is Frans, and I'm 16 years old. I'm currently living in the Netherlands.

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

I like hanging out with my friends, and playing video games (which I'm bad at). I also enjoy watching anime and reading manga. Naturally, I also like to draw!

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

★ "Xwise" - This was inspired by the openings sequences used in Japanese animation, which usually consist of many different scenes cut together.

★ "Visions" - This Flipnote was inspired by the opening titles of a Japanese animation that I like.

★ "Alchemists Tower" - I wanted to create a battle Flipnote with camera movement and a lot of animation, but it didn't turn out exactly as I wanted it to be.

★ "Happy Birthday!" - This Flipnote was chosen as one of the winners of the Flipnote Hatena 1st Anniversary Contest.

What techniques or skills are you especially good at in your Flipnotes?

I really don't like saying this like this, I think it makes me look like I'm bragging but I think in good at creating animation. Most of the time when I animate something it's usually very smooth.

What are some techniques or skills that you wish to improve, try, or learn to do in order make your Flipnotes better?

I want to draw the human body better and more realistically. I also want to create better stories for my Flipnotes.

Please introduce some of your favorite artists on Flipnote Hatena.

All of these creators make beautifully animated Flipnotes:

MdM (id:MdMbunny)

★ Sara (id:Skywolf)

★ Dr.Zoom (id:DrZoom)

★ RupeeClock (id:RupeeClock)

★ Oliver (id:olivercd)

★ Iikka (id:Iikka)

★ GUILHERME (id:Guilherme195)

★ HIROSHI (id:hiroshi-0)

★ MだSたろう (id:M-S-pc)

★ Hatch (id:season02)

★ Infinity∞ (id:InfinityWave)

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

I hope that you enjoyed watching my Flipnotes! And I'm happy that I was able to do this interview! I hope to hear a lot more from you all! Bye!

Click here to check out all of the Flipnotes by Frans (id:frans)

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