March 27, 2013: Hatena Featured Artist - LU~BU (id:ktptgb)


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 LU~BU (id:ktptgb) from the Americas region.

Please tell us a little about yourself.

Hello, I am LuBu from America. I share my Nintendo DSi with my brother, Awesome Aggron.

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

We both enjoy drawing, taking care of our pet reptiles, and creating original stories. We were so excited to be able to post our animations on Flipnote Hatena, and are looking forward to posting more in the future.

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

★ "Giant Stars"- A friend asked me to draw a character swinging a sword at a ball of light. I liked animating the character feeling surprised.

★ "Tomato Begins" - This is one of my first collaborations with my brother. We enjoyed creating the story of the tomato's origin.

★ "Serpent Island" - This animation is about an island full of snake-themed temple complexes that I imagined.

★ "Magnetic" - I have always enjoyed playing with magnets and keys.

★ "Fire and Ice" - This took almost one week to complete. I am happy with the result.

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

I am good at drawing directly from reference, and my brother is good at drawing from videos he has recorded.

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 get better at drawing the movements of people and animals.

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

There are many great artists and I can't possibly introduce them all, but here are a few of our favorites:

Pikagirl (id:cutie524) Eyes are always a fascinating thing to draw. This Flipnote is one of my favorites.

GBK (id:ohboy) - The mixed media Flipnotes by his creator are so cool.

ABitBitter (id:fish-33) - The animations by this creator have nice simplicity.

Cocalobaby (id:cocalobaby) - I admire the art, simplicity and execution of the animations by this creator.

Najat.T.S (id:gold69) - The Flipnotes by this creator always have the epitome of adventure.

$PRエ〒£BOY (id:spriteboy7) - This creator has an unmistakable style.

Ki11-33 (id:Ki11-33) - I like the comical animations by this creator.

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

I would like to thank Aaron for featuring me in the Flipnote Hatena Weekly News, and all of my fans. I encourage everyone on Flipnote Hatena to post about the weekly topic, and to keep drawing and do what you love to do.

Click here to check out all of the Flipnotes by LU~BU

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