HappyArtMarti's NFTs

New CryptoArt

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What is NFT Art?

NFT = Non Fungible Token

“Non-fungible” more or less means that it’s unique and can’t be replaced with something else. 

The token refers to the proof of ownership that transfers with the digital item, in my case, the digital drawing or animation. So an NFT is which is a collectible digital asset.

 

How do you get ownership of one?

For now, most NFTs are part of the Ethereum blockchain. Ethereum is a cryptocurrency, like bitcoin or dogecoin, but its blockchain also supports these NFTs, which store extra information that makes them work differently from, say, an ETH coin. Other crypto blockchains use their own unique  versions of NFTs, too. But Ethereum is the frontrunner for art right now. There are various platforms that offer NFTs for sale using the Ethereum platform.

 

But……why?

NFTs are designed to give you something that can’t be copied: ownership of the work (though the artist can still retain the copyright and reproduction rights, just like with physical artwork). To put it in terms of physical art collecting: anyone can buy a Monet print. But only one person can own the original.

 

Honestly though?

It’s forced one of a kind status in a world overrun with repros. As the creator of unique content this is a way for me to transfer ownership of my digital ‘originals’ to someone else (who can in turn sell or transfer that ownership to someone else, etc.). Because the blockchain accountability of a platform like Ethereum is so tightly protected you can all but guarantee the safety of the ownership records. Thus only ONE can ever be transferred. So just like with the ‘real art’ art world the first edition of anything can become valuable and even super valuable in the right circles.

An intro to my digital drawings

When I first heard the term NFT I was as mystified as anyone else. And when we learned some guy from Fon du Lac, WI who goes by the handle Beeple had a digital collage resell for $69 million bucks I knew I would be giving myself a crash course in the concept real soon. Common sense tells us that a goofy price like that is going to be the exception, but there's a lot of room for artists like me to get on board. I've been making digital drawings for years!

The NFT market opens up the potential for a whole new type of collector for my work! Like any artist who has strived to be taken on equal terms with digital art as just another medium to master, the one thing that was missing was traceable provenance. Proof of 'one of a kind-ness' and current ownership. Because of the blockchain technology used to create and track the transfer of ownership of a digital piece the market is opened up for artists who work in this medium! Yay me, lol.

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As I become more familiar with the sales platforms and decide which is the best for these two main series as well as my potential collectors I will be making announcements here as well as on my social media accounts (see icons above to link to your favorite) when I mint a new piece, or a piece becomes available.

I will likely be starting with super rare, single ownership (not multiples like some others) offers from my Equipoise series as well as select pieces from my 2020 Inktober series.

Equipoise Series

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As images are added to sales platforms I will announce and link here and on my social media accounts linked above.

HappyArt Inky Series

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As images are added to sales platforms I will announce and link here and on my social media accounts linked above.

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Marti McGinnis

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