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January 5, 2023

Welcome to the Beginner's Guide to NFT Art

An illustration of an NFT artwork

What is NFT Art?

Welcome to the world of NFT art! If you're new to the scene, you might be wondering what exactly NFTs are and how they fit into the world of digital art. Well, fear not – we're here to break it down for you. At its core, NFT art is a digital asset that is unique and cannot be exchanged for something else of equal value. These assets are stored on a blockchain, which is a decentralized, digital ledger that records transactions. First things first, NFT stands for "non-fungible token." In the world of cryptocurrency, a fungible asset is something that can be exchanged for something else of equal value, like money. A non-fungible asset, on the other hand, is unique and cannot be exchanged for something else of equal value.

One of the most exciting things about NFT art is that it allows artists to create and sell digital works that are just as valuable and collectible as physical art. This opens up new opportunities for artists to reach a wider audience and for collectors to discover and purchase unique, one-of-a-kind pieces. But NFTs aren't just for digital art – they can also be used for collectibles, in-game items, and even tweets. The possibilities are endless!

How is NFT Art Created?

The process of creating NFT art is similar to creating any other digital artwork, but with a few extra steps. Here's a quick overview of how it works:

  1. The artist creates the artwork using digital tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator, or 3D modeling software.
  2. The artist uses a platform like OpenSea or Rarible to mint the artwork as an NFT. This involves uploading the artwork and setting a price for it.
  3. The artist can then sell the NFT on a marketplace or through their own website.

How Can I Get Involved in NFT Art?

There are a few ways you can get involved in the world of NFT art, whether you're an artist or a collector:

As an artist:
  • If you're an artist, you can start creating and selling your own NFT art. You'll need to choose a platform to mint and sell your NFTs, and you may want to consider setting up your own website to showcase your work.

  • Not only can you collect and appreciate NFT art, but you can also support the artists behind them by participating in NFT art communities and events. Some great resources for this are and NonFungible. These communities offer support and resources for artists working with NFTs.

As a collector:
  • One of the best things about NFT art is that it supports artists by providing them with a platform to sell their digital creations and receive fair compensation for their work. Some popular marketplaces for NFT art include SuperRare, Foundation, and KnownOrigin. These marketplaces offer artists the opportunity to showcase their work and reach a wider audience, while also providing collectors with the chance to discover and purchase one-of-a-kind pieces. By supporting NFT art, you're supporting the artists who create it and helping to foster a thriving creative community.

  • You can also follow and support your favorite artists by purchasing their NFTs or joining their fan clubs.

  • If you're just starting out, you may want to consider purchasing smaller, lower-priced NFTs to get a feel for the market. As you become more familiar with NFT art, you can start seeking out more expensive or rare pieces.

One of the most well-known examples of NFT art is the digital artwork "Everydays: The First 5000 Days" by Beeple, which sold for a record-breaking $69.3 million at Christie's auction house. But NFT art isn't just for the big players – there are countless emerging artists creating unique and innovative work using this medium.

In conclusion, NFT art is a unique and exciting new way for artists to share their work with the world, and for collectors to own one-of-a-kind pieces. It's still a relatively new field, so keep an eye out for exciting developments and new artists to discover. If you're interested in my own NFT art, be sure to check out my Illustration NFTs page to see what I have available. I'm always creating new pieces and adding them to the marketplace, so be sure to keep an eye out for new releases. Happy collecting!