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 OMG>9000 (id:OMGover9000) from the Europe and Oceania Region.
Hello Hatena! I am a 17 year old student from England, and hope to soon go to university to study biochemistry. I started making Flipnotes after seeing other creators animations and wishing I could animate as well as they do.
In my spare time, there's nothing I love more than making crafts. I love drawing, painting, origami and, recently discovered plushie making. The feeling I get when I've just finished a big project is wonderful. Although, recently I've had to study for my exams so I haven't had much free time.
★ "Behind the Scenes" - This Flipnote took me a whole day to finish and is my personal favourite. The most difficult part was animating the moving eyes.
★ "Little Tree" - This Flipnote took me several hours to make and was the first Flipnote I posted for the weekly topic.
★ "Weekly Topic: Circus" - This is my first Flipnote that was featured in the Flipnote Hatena Weekly News. I remember being very excited when I saw my animation in the list!
★ "Weekly Topic: Umbrella" - I wanted to draw something cute and sweet and try to animate an animal. It was very fun!
★ "Weekly Topic: Fast" - I posted this Flipnote for the weekly topic. It was difficult to animate smoothly and make the sounds match.
★ "Weekly Topic: Cheese" - This animation started as a doodle of a cow, and I really enjoyed making it! I had to look up how cheese is made to make it. This also got featured in the Flipnote Hatena Weekly News!
I have a lot more to learn in Flipnote making, but I think I'm best at thinking of ideas for animations, and drawing animals.
I want to learn how to use sounds better, and need to spend more time adding details to each frame. I also hope to learn how to animate action scenes.
★ I absolutely adore every single one of the Flipnotes posted by Ashie (id:Ashie). The animation is so smooth and the sounds are amazing!
★ I think geezer (id:geezerdk) is hilarious! He is a master of comedy - his Flipnotes are definitely worth checking out.
★ I think Giulia (id:aleeex) is a fantastic creator - I can see she spends a lot of time on her Flipnotes, and the results are always entertaining to watch.
Please don't abuse Flipnote Hatena! Don't abuse the spin off function, and please don't post Flipnotes in the wrong channels. Begging for stars isn't going to get you anywhere. Also, if I had to give a piece of advice to creators out there, I'd say this - remember that it takes time to make a Flipnote to be proud of!
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