November 7, 2012: Hatena Featured Artist - Totsu (id:totsu3)


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Today's Hatena Featured Artist is Totsu (id:totsu3) from Japan.

Please tell us a little about yourself.

I am from Aichi prefecture in Japan, which is located near the center of the Japanese main island of Honshu. When I was a student I always liked drawing flipbooks in my textbooks.

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

I enjoy playing slot machines in game centers (known as "Pachisuro" in Japanese) -- I especially like the video screens on the machines. I often stay up late for work, so I like to sleep late on my days off.

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

★ I like the illusion of speed in this animation.

★ I captured the force of the truck well in this animation.

★ I like this because it's so surreal for a sharks to be in a swimming pool.

★ This is the first stick figure animation I made.

★ I like the cool grasshopper in this Flipnote.

★ This Flipnote was popular with viewers outside of Japan.

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

I'm not sure if I am good at a particular technique or skill. Basically, I am interested in depicting speed and force in my animations.

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

I would like to be able to spend more time on my animations and draw them better.

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

Flipote Hatena is a great place because everyone from children to adults can get to know each other.

Click here to check out all of the Flipnotes by Totsu (id:totsu3)

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