June 6, 2012: Hatena Featured Artist - O-tam (id:o-tamsan)


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Today's Hatena Featured Artist is O-tam (id:o-tamsan) from Japan.

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

I enjoy watching videos on the Internet. Whenever I see interesting movement I take notes about it. When I have enough notes I use those ideas for my Flipnotes.

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

★ "First Flipnote" - This is the fourth Flipnote I posted, but the first one with movement.

★ "Uniuni" - I tried to create a chase scene in the air.

★ "Brain Sport" - I think I was able to draw this one well, and my effort to get the effects right paid off.

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

I still do not have any strong points. Every day I plan to do my best, but I tend to get lazy and just enjoy myself. I often find things taking too much effort or give up half way.

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

I am bad at drawing small details. I really should put more time into it and I know that I need practice.

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

★ I like how Nyantan (id:ruizad) uses color.

Safinia (id:anisum) draws very well.

★ I also enjoy the Flipnotes by NEMO (id:nemnemna).

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

The time that has passed will not come back, so don't use your time in a way that you will cause you to regret it.

Click here to check out all of the Flipnotes by O-tam (id:o-tamsan)

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