Well I did it. I finally ventured into the NFT space.
When I first heard the word Non-Fungible Token (NFT), it was when Jack Dorsey auctioned off his first tweet as an NFT earlier in 2021.
My first thought was you have to be kidding me. Why would someone pay a huge sum of money for nothing more than an image file.
As the year went on, NFTs seemed to be hitting the news more and more.
My final push into NFTs happened when I read about a 12 year old making $400K over the course of a few months selling small images of whales.
Creating An NFT Collection
After doing a bit of research, and venturing into flipping NFTs, I set out to create my own NFT collection.
It’s really not all that difficult. You come up with a concept, create the base image, and add additional image layers in order to create multiple unique images.
To speed the process along, a little bit of script coding automates the process of creating the images by randomly combining the different layers into new image files.
The final step is uploading these images onto a market place that sells NFTs, so potential buyers can view and purchase.
Perhaps one of these days I’ll do a quick video explaining how I went about this.
The concept I came up with was carved pumpkins. Somewhat timely since it’s October 2021, just in time for Halloween.
Using a base image of a pumpkin, done in a few different colors, combined with various layers for the eyes, nose, mouth, and something for the top, completed the pumpkin.
I created the collection in OpenSea, a marketplace of NFTs, simply to experiment with how the process will work. Peculiar Pumpkins is the name of the collection, and you can view that here.
Here’s a link to the project with more details.
By the way, first person to comment below, will be gifted a single item from this collection. You’ll need a crypto wallet set up in order to receive this.
Well this is really just the start of things.
I set off doing an initial experiment into creating NFTs, and I learned a great deal in the process. I’m no artist, and the collection I created probably proves that, especially when it’s compared to some of the other collections that exist.
My son however is a much better artist than I am. Probably why he decided to pursue graphic design for his degree. In any case, we are doing a simple collaboration where he provides the art, and I provide the technical experience. I’ll use the experience I gained from this first collection, as we venture forward with the next project.
I’ll provide updates here as that progresses…