March 28, 2012: Hatena Featured Artist - N-Joki (id: Salocin)


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Today's Hatena Featured Artist is N-Joki (id:Salocin) from the Europe and Oceania region.

Please tell us a little about yourself.

Hi everyone, I am 19 years old and call myself N-Joki in the Flipnote Hatena Community. I am definitely unique and it might be difficult to find another person like me on this planet.

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

I like to express myself with my Flipnotes, drawings and clothes. My main interests are art and fashion. In my free time I like to draw, surf the web, play games, read books or go for walks. I really want to travel around the world, and I hope to someday visit Japan and other interesting countries.

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

★ This was introduced in the Flipnote Hatena Weekly News topic about coins. It took me about three days to finish.

★ I like the art in this one. I got inspired by a Flipnote user called Ribdestroyer (id:ribdestroyer).

★ I used the Nintendo DSi Camera application for this Flipnote and I am really proud of the results.

★ I first made this with a red background, but then I recognized blue looks better.

★ This is my most popular Flipnote and I am really proud of it!

★ This was also introduced in the Flipnote Hatena Weekly News a long time ago. This brings back great memories.

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

I always like to try out new things, and mone of my Flipnotes are drawn the exact same way.

I don't want to sound arrogant, but I am confident that I can draw anything as long as I can have fun while drawing it.

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

I only like to spend a few minutes on every page of my Flipnotes, and if a Flipnote has over 30 pages then I lose my motivation or sometimes stop altogether.

Also, I cannot do music well. I wish I could create music with my voice and hands like some Flipnote users do. I also want to be able to draw smoother animations using speed 7 instead of speed 6.

Please introduce some of your favorite artists on Flipnote Hatena , and tell us why you like them or their Flipnotes.

★ I think MdM (id:MdMbunny) is the best Flipnote maker in the world.

Dr.Zoom (id:DrZoom) also does very nice Flipnotes!

mrjohn (id:mrjohn) makes smooth animations!

katt (id:katt2) makes great Flipnotes and has great ideas!

josecandel (id:goomer) always makes well-drawn animations with a bit of humor.

Three D (id:Swiggly) makes nice pixel animations.

Joni (id:hattukatti) always creates something new with impressive music made with his voice and synthesizer.

NYALL (id:Joiner96) makes funny Flips with great music.

Ribdestroyer (id:ribdestroyer) is my favorite artist from a different region. (Japan)

I have many more favorite artists, but I cannot include them all here because it would fill the whole page!

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

First of all I want to give a big thanks and a big hug to all the Hatena employees for the amazing work they have done to give us a way to express ourselves and to share our drawings/animations with the world! Thanks, you're amazing!

Everybody can draw -- you just have to try! Sometimes the best ideas for a Flipnote come in the most unexpected moment -- for example when you are in the bathroom! Focus on your Flipnotes, start drawing, be proud of your work and never give up!

I also want to say that spin-off abuse is not only annoying, it is destroying the great work of some Flipnote users. Please stop making spin-offs without any changes or useless changes.

Bye! Auf Wiedersehen! Arrivederci! ¡Adiós! さようなら!

Click here to check out all of the Flipnotes by N-Joki (id:Salocin)

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