October 31, 2012: Hatena Featured Artist - hope (id:flowerpix)


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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.

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 hope (id:flowerpix) from the Europe and Oceania Region.

Please tell us a little about yourself.

Hi everybody, my name is Hope and I live in Germany. I study economics with a focus on marketing.

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

In my free time I like to do sports outside, such as walking, cycling, riding horses and hiking. I also enjoy taking photos of landscapes, animals, and plants.

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

★ "Concert" - I made this for the Weekly Topic: Concert. I created the sounds myself.

★ "He is a Gentleman" - I posted this for the Weekly Topic: Umbrellas, and made the sound of the raindrops myself. I like owls!

★ "R. D." - This Flipnote was for the Weekly Topic: Open/Close, and I also made the sounds.

★ "Jungle" - I animated an elephant, and also made the sounds for this animation.

★ "Re-Post" - I wanted to show the changing of the seasons with a tree.

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

I'm good at making abstract animations with lines, colors and sounds. I also like to make funny Flipnotes, and animate flowers and hearts.

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 drawing and animating people. I also would like to include more backgrounds in my Flipnotes.

Please introduce some of your favorite artists on Flipnote Hatena.

There are so many wonderful and talented artists on Flipnote Hatena. If I mention all of my favorites, I will need an extra page.

★ I recommend you have a look at the Flipnotes by Millefiori (id:Zalmiacci). I hope more people see her wonderful drawings.

I would also like to express my special thanks to the following creators:

katt (id:katt2)

mrjohn (id:mrjohn)

Simon (id:simon-a)

josecandel (id:goomer)

NITRAM (id:Nitram)

Mick58 (id:mickinderby)

geezer (id:geezerdk)

I design. (id:USAmerican)


Lukas (id:Lukas123456)

Mr. Excellent, J:D, and ★TZBN★ (id:TZBN37).

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

I like Flipnote Hatena because people can be creative here. It is so much fun to post Flipnotes and receive feedback from others. I want to thank everyone for the great support, nice comments and how happy you make me feel when I watch your Flipnotes!

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

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