December 21, 2011: Hatena Featured Artist - IV41_ (id:IV41_N)


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Today's Hatena Featured Artist is IV41_ (id:IV41_N) from Japan.

Please tell us about yourself.

Hello, I call myself IV41_, and I am sorry that my name is not so easy to remember. There is no fixed way to read my name either.

I live in Japan and I am a student. Most of my Flipnotes are short comedy skits with voices added in Japanese, that are not very "international" at all.

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

Recently, I have been memorizing pi. I have memorized quite a bit you know, I am at three digits! "3.14". From now I plan to do my best at remembering over four digits.

I was kidding! Actually, there is not anything that I am really crazy about lately.

I like to draw comical faces and other funny things.

I think that people basically do things when they are busy. So when you have spare time you often end up doing nothing.

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

★ "Untitled" - This is one of my earlier Flipnotes. I remember that as the views counter went up I got excited! I don't hate taking tests, and I actually like them better than going to class.

★ "Untitled 2" - This is a sequel to the "Untitled" Flipnote above. I like this one better than the first one. I do want to make it clear that I have never slept during class. I am actually quite a serious student.

★ "UGOMEMOMAN OP" - UGOMEMOMAN ("Flipnoteman") is one of my original characters. I made this Flipnote with copyright free music.

★ "I am Flying" - This is a surreal Flipnote. There are some things that can only be expressed in animations.

★ "Trekker's Fate" - I made this Flipnote with English subtitles. When I make Flipnotes I usually start and add new things that I come up with while drawing. With this Flipnote, I came up with the punch line first and then made everything else.

What techniques or skills are you especially good at in your Flipnotes, and what skills do you wish to improve?

I am good at adding voices to Flipnotes. There are not many creators who do the same thing as me.

I think that my use of sound is better than my drawing skills.

Please introduce some of your favorite Flipnote artists

Their drawings and animations are just so incredibly good. I want to learn to draw like they can, but it is just beyond my level.

Hatch (id:season02)

MdaStaro (id:M-S-pc)

Junjun (id:junkun123)

Pekira (id:pekira9074)

Crani (id:cranium-rr)

Misoshiru(LL) (id:orikazu)

Rakugaki (id:gimmick417)

Arukanam (id:mesopiano)



These guys are crazy! I mean in a good way, of course, their ideas are mind blowing.

Syncotine Hikari (id:TransMetalsGP)

Konnyaku (id:zishou-maou)

Youhei (id:aoyamayouhei)

Gotanchi (id:a9372-8085-7482)

I also like:

Izumi (id:izumi-v)

ltn (id:TNK-KEI)

Kofns (id:Kofns)

tômô (id:tomo_alice)

Dragooooon (id:Salamand)

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

I think that dreams, hope and love are quite important. I also believe that the saying "time flies" is absolutely true. Lately, I have been thinking about this a lot.

Click here to check out all of the Flipnotes by IV41_ (id:IV41_N)

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