March 14, 2012: Hatena Featured Artist - Cheval (id:rectogab)


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Today's Hatena Featured Artist is Cheval (id:rectogab) from the Europe and Oceania region

Please tell us about yourself.

Hello, my name is Gabriel (a.k.a Cheval), and I'm a 31 year old animator living in northern France. I've been working on short-length animation movies for about ten years, and I also teach animation in two art schools.

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

I love cinema, Japanese culture, comics, manga, and video games.

In my free time, I like to play video games. I especially love platform games, and enjoy other types too.

I spend a lot of time drawing in my sketch book or animating with my Nintendo DSi (in my bed, in the bus, in the subway, on the train... everywhere, pretty much!).

I use Flipnote Studio to create 2D animation exercises for my students, and show them my Flipnotes as examples.

Please introduce some of your best Flipnotes

★ "Recto Verso" - This is a short Flipnote, it took me two hours to make it. It's about animated series project I wrote called “RectoVerso”.

★ "Untitled"

★ "Untitled"

★ "Untitled"

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

I think I'm especially good at animating. Animation is what I love doing most, so when I got Flipnote Studio on my Nintendo DSi, it was a new opportunity for me to animate anywhere, anytime.

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

I wish I could create more Flipnotes with sound or music, like MdM (id:MdMbunny). I love his Flipnotes, and I think that if I use some more sounds to make my Flipnotes, they will be more rhythmic.

Please introduce some of your favorite Flipnote artists

As I said before, I really like MdM (id:MdMbunny)'s Flipnotes, for their sense of rhythm and animation.

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

Thank you for giving me this opportunity to be featured on Flipnote Hatena! It would be so nice to meet each other again on the new version of Flipnote Studio for Nintendo 3DS.

See you soon! ;-)

Click here to check out all of the Flipnotes by Cheval (id:rectogab)

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