With the successful launch of various Japanese-inspired NFT collections, Paradoxical_Arts was next in line for a talk about the artist’s world of NFTs, art, and much more.
With NFT art going live and being sold pretty quickly, it’s safe to say that the designs are very much in demand by the kollect.me community.
Be sure to check out all of the artist’s collections 👉🏻 https://kollect.me/user/paradoxical_arts
How did you get started with art?
It was my college days when I was so much obsessed with Anime like Bleach and Death Note which is when I started learning about manga characters and started working on them and making them with my imaginary fantasy.
How did you discover NFTs?
It was late 2020 when I started learning about Crypto altogether and after a few months in August 2021, I finally discovered that people in digital space or we may say crypto space are selling Jpegs for million bucks! for example the CryptoPunks, BAYC etc!
What made you decide to get involved with NFTs?
When I was in my college I use to visit flower exhibition shows and Art shows and always wonder if someday I can make one of my art hung on the walls. As I discovered that simple Rock or rock with red laser eyes Jpegs are getting sold for million so I started researching on it that what made them so unique and wonderful that even the soft copy is getting sold digitally for that huge amounts and after I found the unique concept of images on a blockchain, i.e, Non-Fungible tokens, I became very curious and started getting involved in the NFT MetaSpace.
Can you tell us about your NFT journey so far? Any high’s and low’s to share?
So After I discover about NFTs, My first thought was to find the cheapest marketplace where I can mint my work and get good recognition in space so during my research I found that opensea is having ETH blockchain minting which had a gas fee of $270 for a single art so I tried searching other blockchains and found that Harmony Protocol had launched a new NFTMarketplace which was launched in June 2021 and it was only 2 months old so I went through the minting process and learned that it was very cheap and very fast minting project.
So I started minting my Abstract painting Arts as I always believed in the quote “You’re a work of art. Not everyone will understand you, but the ones who do, will never forget about you.” and I got good success and even I’m a golden verified artist in that platform.
Regarding Highs and lows…it comes and goes so I never had an issue if the arts are not sold because it was made by me for me and only if it pleases a collector more than me then it goes to them else it’s created by me and the creation stays with me.
How would you describe your style? Where does your inspiration come from?
With time I did the market analysis of the demands of collectors and found that I need to make more unique and pleasing arts that will involve unique characters. Even some of my loyal collectors asked me to work on fictional objects or characters so from that day I decided to make fictional objects/characters but I don’t want them to be ordinary or simple!
I always tried to make them as unique as possible! So I make a fusion of different Genres of Arts together! Inspired from playing games likes Cyberpunk 2077, Assassin’s Creed, and multiple other games too and not to forget the love for Anime.
What is your creative process when creating an NFT?
I don’t create a design thinking of what others might think or say. As I said previously, It’s created by ME for me so there is nothing that could give me pressure or stress me out. Making art is something I’m personally fond of.
But yes whenever I start working on a design, I would have deeply thought of the design and visualize it completely in my mind before sleep, and then the next morning I will sketch it using my graphics tablet.
What are your thoughts on the future of NFTs?
I think this is just getting started and seeing that any new Layer1 projects are coming than the first DAaps or internal projects they are launching in NFT Marketplace or NFT projects where people can pay something to own a digital image as an asset! So the future of NFT is very bright and I can see that NFTs will be a very vital part of the Metaverse projects for sure!
Are there any drops that you are looking forward to?
I am very excited about the Shinobi series for the time being as I’ve been working on it for a long time now!
What would be 1 piece of advice that you would give to a new NFT artist?
Always invest in yourself and equip yourself with the Antique and Unique specialization of making things in a different way. My words here may be Paradoxical but that is the way… The more creative and unique your art is, the more it will be appreciated! Also always do a market analysis and see what is lacking and bring that art out 😉