We’ve got another amazing Behind the Artist article with the incredible NFT artist WebStepLegacy who has been creating some knockout artwork for the Kollect.me marketplace and community.
WebStepLegacy took the time to let us know more about their history, predictions and more, so let us begin!
Be sure to check out WebStepLegacy’s NFT collection Kollect.me https://kollect.me/user/websteplegacy
How did you get started with art?
I always tried drawing when I was younger but was never that good. Once I started working, I had to use Microsoft Paint a lot. I really fell in love with created my own funny pictures of people. You know, cropping co-worker faces onto pictures. The stuff that gets you in trouble with HR.
I had a lot of time to kill so I got really good at it. I then started designing my own dye sublimation jerseys for my softball team. Other teams loved my designs so much, they asked me to design a jersey for their teams. Before I knew it, half my league wore jerseys I designed. I thought that was really cool.
How did you discover NFTs?
A friend of mine introduced me to crypto late last year. We would talk about investing ideas and both were very interested in NFT’s. We had no idea how, why or what NFT’s are. We both took a dive down the NFT rabbit hole and got passionate about creating our own projects.
What made you decide to get involved with NFTs?
I truly became inspired by other artist and the community. Seeing successful artist and thinking to myself, I can do that. I had so many ideas of what I thought would be a good NFT. I had to try this for myself.
My journey, just like most starting, began slow. I learned fast that patients is a virtue that is much needed in this community. So, while I waited, I explored the Kollect.me marketplace and discovered so many great NFTs. I thought to myself, I wanted to help all these great artist. I got a Twitter, I’ve never had a Twitter, and joined the Kollect.me community.
I began to promote myself but I also promoted other Kollect.me artist. I created a weekly list (LegacyPicks) of my top 6 artist and collectors that I find on Kollect.me. The list helps bring some awareness to artist, collectors and the Kollect.me marketplace. I like to think my list helps my fellow artist. My all time high, so far, in my journey was when Kollect.me asked me to make them a NFT to help with a promotion. I thought, “I made it.” To have the actual website ask for my art was really special to me. I really appreciated it.
How would you describe your style? Where does your inspiration come from?
I feel like my style is all over the place. I just draw what I think is fun, cool and maybe a little scary. My inspiration comes from my kids. My 6 year old and 4 year old love my drawings. They sit with me while I draw and tell me what they like and don’t like. They pick what colors, clothing and hairstyle I use. It’s really special to me when they tell me how much they like one of my NFTs. They help a lot.
What is your creative process when creating an NFT?
I will find something I like, superhero, cyclops, etc. I start thinking of a story I can tell using that character or characters. My mind will run with all these different roadmaps for my characters. I’ll try to simplify and commit to one idea. I’ll put my first draft down on MediBang. Once I finish the draft, I move the image to Procreate. I’ll play with all the features and see what fits best with my drawing.
What are your thoughts on the future of NFTs?
I think the popularity of NFTs are just beginning. This marketplace is going to blow up. Once the world really understands what the NFT world is, things will get crazy. The future is bright.
Are there any drops that you are looking forward to?
Right now, I’m working on the 2nd phase of “Sons of Goliath”. Each phase has a death of a son. Ish, the first son, was killed in the 1st phase. The collector who buys the son who is killed in each phase will trigger his death and a reward. The reward is a GIF of that sons death. I’m excited to tell the story and create the suspense of who will survive each phase.
What would be 1 piece of advice that you would give to a new NFT artist?
Be patient, don’t be discouraged if you start slow. Be involved with the kollect.me community. Promote yourself but promote other artist and projects as well. Stay positive. Success comes with hard work.