While blockchain has been around for over a decade, it’s only been in the last few years the technology started making headlines in the Art world. In terms of artistic ability and what you can do with an NFT, it seems as though anything goes. There are video NFTs, photos, and even music videos or audio. There are also so many different blockchains, the most prominent ones for NFTs are Ethereum, Solana, and Binance.
We are all very familiar with the classical art forms: Pen, pencil, paper, paints, charcoals, and the dollar bill as currency. So, but classical art is not as flashy and shiny as the new form of digital art. Let’s take a deeper look at what artists need to know about the new art form.
The Similarities and Differences in what to consider as an NFT Artist and a Paper Artist
Both worlds think about a theme for their art, who their target audience is, as well as mediums they will be using. They also have so many differences in how they sell their art, where it is sold, and how you can view it.
Some elaboration might help, so here are some points. :
Similarities: Themes, medium, and audiences.
The idea of all art is to send a message or create something that speaks to who you are. With a painting or drawing or an NFT, we can see what that is. The makeup of the photo or video or audio can always be seen and heard. The world can review both and judge them. People can interpret both of these things as they see fit. The art can hypothetically speak for itself. Artists love to have the ability to make whatever they want. Dark things, bright things, jokes, or serious things. They can do that however they would like on all platforms.
Mediums are all similar as well. NFTs are not just digital art, they can be paintings, songs, or even drawings. Of course, they become digital in the end but they start the same way traditional art does; with the question of “What am I going to use to make this art?”
Lastly, all artists need to focus on who their target audience is. Is it focused on older people, younger people, or certain interest types? The target audience is a big focus for anything blockchain-based or any business.
Differences: Selling, MarketPlace, Display
Even though both are forms of art they do have some major differences. One of the biggest differences between traditional art and NFTs in the way people sell it. A traditional artist can make a sale and state their amount and receive a check. Ship the artwork or allow the buyer to pick it up. And that is the end of the transaction. One fixed price seems luxurious as opposed to the blockchain.
The other thing is the place of selling. Most traditional artists need a way to sell and ship. Whether that be at a gallery or an eBay shop. They need to list their art as an object and then complete a transaction with shipping. As with most usual things, the way to display the classical arts is to frame them and put them on the wall.
An NFT needs to be based on a blockchain: Ethereum, Binance, Bitcoin, etc. But the issue with that is those blockchains are always changing in value. One minute one Ethereum could be worth 3,000 USD, the next 2,000 USD, and then by the next minute: 2,600 USD. So when you set your price on an NFT to 3 ETH. Then you expect a certain amount but might wind up receiving less or more.
Regardless, once the purchase is made it is instantaneous. Which is way better than working out arrangements to get art to someone’s home. All done completely online. There is an NFT marketplace that created a virtual reality art gallery. It had walls and frames for digital NFTs to display in and the room moved with the mouse so it would seem as though you walked around the place looking at these digital wonders.
NFTs may be displayed in multiple different ways like digital photo frames or having the photo actually be made into a tangible item like prints or canvas replicas.
Blockchain Art: The New Age of Expression
Although many differences set the new and traditional art apart,they also are so alike it comes off as a new age of art. Maybe experts will call it the “futuristic art age” but the encrypted photographs of beautiful art can be more than we ever thought. Art is on the blockchain, money is on a blockchain. Traditional art will be forever cherished but the NFT age of art will become a cool and modernized way to express yourself. In the conclusion of this, we hope you all can see the beauty of traditional art co-existing together with NFT art.