April 4, 2012: Hatena Featured Artist - Johnny 3 (id:a3735963)


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Today's Hatena Featured Artist is Johnny 3 (id:a3735963) from Japan.

Please tell us a little about yourself.

Hello, my name is Johnny 3 and I live in a snowy part of Japan. I like surrealism.

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

I like to read comics and play old-school video games. In my free time I like to think up stories for my Flipnotes, or go for walks.

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

★ "Broken Robot" - I was playing around with Nintendo DSi Sound, when I made a strange sound that I wanted to use. I do not usually add sounds to my Flipnotes so this was quite a challenge to make.

★ "Gravitation" - I made this Flipnote for the 'Weekly Topic: Heavy'. I'm happy with the way that I could depict gravity in this Flipnote.

Flipnotes selected by Hatena

★ "Chicken in the Kitchen"

★ "If you eat the seeds..."

★ "Flying Sushi"

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

I think I am good at making up simple stories and draw characters well.

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

I am not good at drawing three dimensional, fluid animations and landscapes.

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

★ Flipnotes by Syncoteen (id:TransMetalsGP) are strange and funny, and really addictive to watch.

Osushi (id:okappazusi) is really funny and always exceeds my expectations. His story-lines are so surreal!

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

I want to thank everyone that watched my Flipnotes. I hope you will continue to enjoy them!

Click here to check out all of the Flipnotes by Johnny 3 (id:a3735963)

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