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 bluindaco (id:bluindaco) from the Europe and Oceania region.
Please tell us a little about yourself.
Hi everybody! I am Italian and I live and work in Rome. I am a professional painter and interior decorator, and I also run a painting class for elementary school kids. I am happily married, and have two children I love, and two dogs.
What are your interests or hobbies, and how do you spend your free time?
I don't have a lot of spare time because of my job and my family. When I do have free time I take care of my garden as if it is a painting I'm working on endlessly, and it helps makes me to relax. I enjoy movies, reading, going to art exhibitions, drawing and creating Flipnotes.
Please introduce some of your best Flipnotes, and tell us why you like them.
★ "Weekly Fattoria" - This was my first Flipnote that received lots of compliments from the Flipnote Hatena community.
★ "Thank You To All Dads" - This is one of my favorites. It was difficult to keep the proportions of the little girl's figure as it grew little by little, and the final result was a great satisfaction for me.
★ "Little Umbrella" - I like my Flipnotes to tell a story with a funny or surprise ending. In this one I think that the little female mouse is very cute.
★ "The Shark" - In order to make this Flipnote I researched in some books for shark pictures to make it as realistic as possible.
★ "The Power of Love" - I wanted to draw something funny about aliens. My daughter thought up the story, but the surprise ending is mine!
What techniques or skills are you especially good at in your Flipnotes?
I think I'm good at drawing, using colors and telling stories.
What are some techniques or skills that you wish to improve, try, or learn to do in order make your Flipnotes better?
I have to practice animation more, because I would like to improve. At the moment sound effects are a handicap of mine, which I have to learn to use better.
Please introduce some of your favorite artists on Flipnote Hatena and tell us why you like them or their Flipnotes.
★ Josecandel (id:goomer) - I like the animation and the comedy stories in his Flipnotes. This was one of the first Flipnotes that made me know his art.
★ Geezer (id:geezerdk) - I like this author's sense of humor, and his Flipnotes often make me laugh!
★ Joni (id:hattukatti) - The scenery in this Flipnote left me in a daze.
Is there something you would like to say to the Flipnote Hatena community?
I thank you for giving me this opportunity; in fact I would like to thank all the creators of the Flipnote Hatena community for their warm welcome! It is great to "talk" with people from all around the world through your drawings.
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