October 24, 2012: Hatena Featured Artist - Lotus (id:alphadawg5522)


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 Lotus (id:alphadawg5522) from the Americas Region.

Please tell us a little about yourself.

Hello, I live in Las Vegas, Nevada. I have the nicest dog. He is a Bluenose Pitbull and his name is Poe, like the writer Edgar Allen Poe.

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

I love to draw and read graphic novels. I use a lot of paper each year for drawing and I feel really bad about that, but since I got my Nintendo DSi, I have been using Flipnote Studio to draw. I often wonder how much total memory I have used up with drawings.

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

★ I like this Flipnote because the shadows of the shirt came out very good.

★ This is the first part of my series about by character named Lotus. Though I was lazy on the ending, I worked diligently on the rest of the Flipnote.

★ This is one of my favorite Flipnotes that I made. It came out perfect.

★ This is the first Flipnote to feature my main character.

★ This is the first Flipnote to feature my other character, Wilhelm.

★ This is the first Flipnote I made for the weekly topic.

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

A special skill I think I have is the ability to create detailed backgrounds for my Flipnotes such as the forest in the first part of my series.

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 creating more movement in the characters in my Flipnotes.

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

2 DAN KAU (id:SeconedDanKau) is one of my favorite animators because of his great realism.

Loner (id:MONONOKE) is another amazing creator whom I admire for the great realism used in her Flipnotes.

InkWolf (id:InkWolf) is the best creator I have ever seen on Hatena. If you haven't seen any of his Flipnotes yet, I'm sure you will eventually.

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

I would like to ask everyone to keep from stealing Flipnotes. Please don't abuse the spin-off function. Thank you.

Click here to check out all of the Flipnotes by Lotus (id:alphadawg5522)

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