February 22, 2012: Hatena Featured Artist - Kenta (id:daino24)


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Today's Hatena Featured Artist is Kenta (id:daino24) from Japan.

Please tell us about yourself.

Hello, my name is Kenta. On thing I really like are fossils. I like fossils so much that when I see a flying bird I imagine what its skeleton looks like.

When I was in junior high school I used to doodle a lot in notebooks. That is where I first created my two characters Akagi Miko and Shimizu Tatsuhiko.

I have been using Flipnote Studio for about a year and I am finally getting the hang of it.

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

During the holidays I travel by train around Japan to visit museums. I like to spend my free time reading books about fossils, manga comics and movies.

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

★ Among my Flipnotes this is the one that has the most movement. I was thinking about a video I once saw when I made it, and how I could give it movement. I could make it in a simple way with very few frames.

★ This was my entry for the 'Weekly Topic: Dragons'. I am satisfied with the way the dragon moves and how the Japanese kanji character for dragon turned out.

★ I made this Flipnote for the 'Weekly Topic: Wind'. This loop only consists of six frames, but I was still able to create movement well.

Flipnote selected by Hatena

★ 'Climbing Up to Heaven' - In this Flipnote Kenta shows how his character Miko feels when she eats her favorite kind of food.

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

I enjoy making simple loop Flipnotes. When I have an idea I just start making it. I like to use my characters and have some kind of interaction between them.

What are some techniques or skills that you wish to improve?

I am not so good at making things move. I make very short animations but I do not have the patience to make them longer. I want to practice and slowly become better at animating.

Please introduce us your favorite artists!

I especially like creators who have their own styles of illustration and making animation. What I like the most are creators who have their own original characters that they bring to life.

There are many creators I like and to name them all up would be a bit too difficult. Here is a short list of some of my favorite creators:

Isoflavone (id:eikaisan)

O-tam (id:o-tamsan)

Reptile (id:seismo)

Itokichikun (id:wakasuga)

Minami (id:ishi1107)

Chinshunoyoshida (id:yoshidadada)

Yotti (id:yotiyottin)

Sumiru (id:furitballad12)

TakanoriTAS (id:tumego)

All the users I have named here create special and amazing Flipnotes, and I can always learn something from them.

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

I am not really a serious person, and like to work at my own pace. I like Flipnote Hatena because I can enjoy it at my own pace. I am really happy when I can get along well with other users and enjoy making Flipnotes together with other people.

Click here to check out all of the Flipnotes by Kenta (id:daino24)

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