May 30, 2012: Hatena Featured Artist - Timur (id:Timur)


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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.

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

Please tell us a little about yourself.

I am from Germany and live in a small, peaceful town. Next year I will go to college to study art and design. I have a pet rat that regularly appears in my Flipnotes.

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

I like to make pictures with ink and oil paints. I also enjoy playing videogames, reading, and writing my own stories.

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

★ This Fliponote is about a futuristic farm, and I enjoyed making it. It took a long time to finish.

★ This Flipnote is about my pet rat.

★ I tried to make a surreal moving image, and added my own sound effects.

★ This Flipnote was just a test, but I liked the result.

★ This was my first successful Flipnote.

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

I am good at turning my ideas into animations and am especially proud of the characters I make. I am really happy if my animations can make people laugh.

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 improve the details in my animations such as shadows, skin and eye movements. Above all I want to work more on my use of sound effects to make my stories more lively.

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

josecandel (id:goomer) - I admire his fine techniques and witty characters. If you have not seen his Flipnotes you should definitely check them out!

★ The Flipnotes by Megz (id:Megz) are really beautiful (especially the backgrounds) and have funny stories.

★ I admire the Flipnotes by Alili1996 (id:Alili1996), especially the ones about his main character, a little blue duck.

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

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