A few months ago we witnessed the “holy f-ck” on Twitter by Beeple, a US digital artist, after closing bids for his digital collage, Everydays: The First 5000 Days, which had just been sold by Christie’s for $ 69.3 million.
Everydays: the first 5000 days was sold to “Metakovan”, founder of Metapurse, the largest NFT fund in the world.
The sale of Everydays: The First 5000 Days places him “in the top three most valuable living artists,” according to the auction house. Christie’s is the first major auction house to offer purely digital work with a Non-fungible token (NFT).
It all started in May 2007, when Beeple decided to publish one of his works every day, created in computer graphics, collecting 5,000 works in 13 years of work. Beeple became famous for his ability to communicate ironic, grotesque, and extreme renders with his works, improving his style every day.
One of his secrets is undoubtedly consistency, inspiring and acquiring millions of followers around the world.
If we go back a few years, online it was difficult to find valid tutorials andproject files to download, for those who wanted to study 3D software such as Cinema 4D, it was very difficult to find resources to study on.
Beeple was the first to share his 3d scenes for free, this in 2010, in my opinion it was already a great revolution.
The first step that made Beeple famous in the world of computer graphics was precisely to release entire 3D scenes of some of his works and VJ Loop project files, 3D motion graphics works created in Cinema 4D, for free, reaching millions of downloads. of times, becoming very famous in the 3d community, it was studied and copied by practically every C4D Artists.
He was one of the first digital artists to embrace the concept of sharing free resources with the community, on his site you can access the resourcessection and download some of his animations, 3d scenes complete with materials and animated elements.
Thanks to his creative perseverance, to create a rendering every day, digital work for 5,000 days, without ever stopping, and sharing project files of his scenes to the community, has made Beeple one of the star among Motion Designers, 3D Artists, users of Cinema 4D, CG enthusiasts, gaining millions of followers around the world.
In this video Beeple’s reaction to the historic $ 69.3 million sale of his digital artwork at Christie’s
The new chapter of Art!
What is an NFT? and how to start in the cryptoart!
NFT, or Non-fungible tokens, are a digital certificate of authenticity, they are unique files that live on a blockchain, and are able to verify the ownership of digital artwork, they are usually used in the market. financial and decentralized finance, but now this phenomenon has also exploded in that of cryptographic art or crypto art.
NFT technology has exploded in recent weeks and Winkelmann, more than anyone else, has been at the forefront of his rapid rise.
One of the factors used to gain value is undoubtedly reputation.
How to create and sell your first NFT?
The process of transforming your work into an NFT is known as “minting” which refers to the act of creating a new token on the Blockchain that will forever be linked to that content.
Minting an NFT is how your digital art becomes a part of the Ethereum blockchain – a public ledger that is unchangeable and tamper-proof. Similar to the way that metal coins are minted and added into circulation, NFTs are also tokens that get “minted” once they are created.
When an artist minted a new NFT, she awards a built-in commission (usually 10-30%) which she will receive whenever the work is resold in the future.
Also, check Async Art, which is a new artistic movement built on the blockchain, through which it is possible to create, collect and exchange programmable digital art: digital paintings divided into “Levels”, which artists can interchange with other works.
What are the formats that NFT certifies?
The NFT certifies files such as GIF, video, jpeg, mp3, PSD, and almost all other file formats as unique. This technology allows a new kind of “ownership” for digital files that were not possible before.
Thanks to the blockchain, they come with a transparent transaction and a price history visible to anyone with an internet connection.
How are NFTs managed?
NFTs are handled as if they were physical objects, they can be bought, collected, sold and even destroyed. There are currently very few restrictions on the type of content that can be “tokenized” and turned into an NFT.
The King of NFT marketplaces:
Rarible (RARI) is software that allows digital artists and creators to issue and sell custom crypto assets that represent ownership in their digital work.
On Rarible you can create (“mint”), buy, and sell digital collectibles. Although the market was founded in 2020, it has already raised over $ 6 million in total platform sales with parabolic Raribl growth.