Welcome to the Hatena Featured Artist section of our blog, where we introduce Flipnote creators from around the world.
We post the Hatena Featured Artist every week on Wednesday, and hope to introduce a variety of different artists that will inspire and entertain you.
Be sure to check here every week to see some of the most amazing artists on Flipnote Hatena. Maybe we'll even feature you someday!
Today's Hatena Featured Artist is OM-NOM-NOM (id:Om-nom-nom) from the Americas Region.
Please tell us a little about yourself.
I am 12 years old and from America. I am home schooled and in 7th grade. I have one sister, who also has a Flipnote Hatena account.
What are your interests or hobbies, and how do you spend your free time?
I listen to Korean Pop, Japanese music, and a few American songs as long as they aren't trendy pop songs. I like video games, and sculpting things from clay. I also know the basics of crocheting but I can only make strange lumpy shapes. I practice drawing perhaps less than I should.
Please introduce some of your best Flipnotes, and tell us why you like them.
★ This was the first Flipnote I ever made. I like this because of the effort and detail I put into it. The drawings and animations are rough but I can watch it and know I've improved.
★ I like this because of the detail I put into it. I'm pleased with the finished result.
★ I like this animation because of how hard it was figuring out how to make it. It was hard to make the sound of a dropping coin.
★ I'm not completely sure why I like this one... I just do.
★ This could be better, but the more time I spend on a Flipnote, the more I like it.
What techniques or skills are you especially good at in your Flipnotes?
★ My strong point has always been my animations and noises.
What are some techniques or skills that you wish to improve, try, or learn to do in order make your Flipnotes better?
I need to work on drawing people. I only started drawing people a year or two ago.
Please introduce some of your favorite artists on Flipnote Hatena and tell us why you like them or their Flipnotes.
★ Lanz(: (id:Lanz) is my sister. Her drawings are incredibly beautiful and the best part is that I can watch her draw them. It's encouraging to look at her old sketchbooks and know that almost anyone can draw if they practice.
★ GreenArt (id:GreenArt) is amazing. I love the support I receive from her and her drawings are excellent and improving constantly. She's very friendly and I consider her a good friend.
★ M¡rò(•∞◎) (id:nazzy101) is outgoing and loyal and her art is very advanced to say the least. I'm glad to know her.
★ otter (id:otter1408) is so nice and amusing. Her drawings are amazing. She makes me laugh and usually catches me off guard with the hilariousness of her comments.
Is there something you would like to say to the Flipnote Hatena community?
I would like to say thank you. I am grateful to Hatena, I love how quickly you solve issues and honestly make Hatena an enjoyable place. The Hatena crew is the best I've ever seen and I would like to thank them for interviewing me because compared to a lot of people I feel insignificant.
To everyone who uses Hatena, practice, and don't be discouraged if you are not popular. Even your few fans should be appreciated because they want support too, and you might be able to learn from them.
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