July 18, 2012: Hatena Featured Artist - Alili1996 (id:Alili1996)


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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 Alili1996 (id:Alili1996) from the Europe and Oceania region.

Please tell us a little about yourself.

I am 15 years old and go to high school in Germany. I hope to do something with animation and drawing after I finish school.

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

In my free time I like to draw and play video games. I like ducks, all sorts of squid and cheese. I am also interested in science.

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

★ This is the first Flipnote I made with my original character "Little Duck".

★ This is one of my older Flipnotes.

★ I tried to make an animation out of pictures in this Flipnote.

★ I wanted to create an optical illusion in this animation.

★ I combined drawings and pictures to make this animation, and made the music myself.

★ This is the first Flipnote of mine that was featured in the Flipnote Hatena Weekly News.

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

I am good at making Flipnotes that loop, and animating my original character.

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

I want to get better at using backgrounds in my animations.

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

Lil Flame (id:Lil_Flame) makes many funny Flipnotes about his character little flame.

Josecandel (id:goomer) makes animations that are well animated and very creative.

Geezer (id:geezerdk) has a certain kind of humor that I really like.

mrjohn (id:mrjohn) animates well and makes very good photo animations.

Atomic Guy (id:gayguy-2) makes many funny Flipnotes.

JS DSI (id:Bonggone) makes good Flipnotes with all kinds of stories.

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

Do not give up, always try to improve, experiment with new things, stay true to yourself, and be crazy once in a while!

Click here to check out all of the Flipnotes by Alili1996 (id:Alili1996)

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