8 Things to Ask Yourself Before Creating NFT Art: a Guide for Digital Artists

“Everydays” by Beeple is a collage of 5,000 individual artworks that he created daily over 13 years. It is the world’s most expensive NFT artwork.

Benefits of Creating NFT Art Today

Less Competition

Drawbacks of Creating NFT Art

Steep Learning Curve

Remain vigilant when setting yourself up to NFT your artwork
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for advice on public pages, and in open communities and groups. The NFT community is very supportive and people are often happy to talk you through how something works.
  • Never give anyone the seed phrase, the words that represent the private keys of your wallet. Make two handwritten copies of them (note the word order) and hide them in a safe place that no one has access to and most importantly — that you will not forget! If you lose these sacred words, you lose access to your wallet and all of your cryptocurrency. And that would be a crying shame!
  • Beware of phishing! Browse sites only through your bookmarks! Not through Google search, not through groups in the telegram, and not through links in email.
  • Understand that there is a risk that smart contracts may be breached! Understand the risks and never invest more than you are willing/able to lose.

Questions to Ask Yourself Before Diving In

Before you dive into the world of NFTs, I recommend that digital artists ask themselves the following questions to have the best chance at success:

One of the many artworks that make up Beeple’s “Everydays.” Beeple’s work is heavily inspired by the news and current events.
“Right Place & Right Time (Bitcoin Hourly Price Offset)” by mattkane. In this programmed artwork, a “new composition for the Master is generated autonomously using a data feed of Bitcoin’s last 24 hours of price action. Each hour’s price programmatically controls the rotation, scale, and position of a correlating layer.” This tech and cryptocurrency-rooted work sold for $472,294.30 (262 ETH).
American DJ Steve Aoki partnered with 3D illustrator Antoni Tudisco to create “hairy,” which sold for $888,888 on Nifty Gateway in March 2021.
“Master of the Seas” by digital NFT artist Greta Brat
“Master of the Seas” by digital NFT artist Greta Brat

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Alyssa Travis

Alyssa Travis

The Crypto Curator of NFT Art. Instagram: @thecryptocurator