Do you have a talent for art and want to enhance it in the best possible way by making an NFT? Here are the steps to follow from creation to monetization. Once you have NFT your art will be tamper proof, but beware of spying in the draft stage. The theft often takes place during this phase. And to prevent someone from marketing your artwork to you, we recommend that you encrypt your connection with a strong VPN.
What is NFT?
NFT is short for Non-Fungible Token, a unit of content that uniquely represents an object in the digital domain.
It is the combination of two terms:
- “token”: a certificate of validity that makes digital assets traceable and accessible to anyone on the blockchain.
- “non-fungible”: an item that cannot be exchanged for another.
NFTs are therefore currencies in their own right that can represent any form of digital production such as paintings, videos, music, recipes or even objects collected in video games.
Since its emergence in 2021, the NFT arts have been taken by storm by investors and cryptocurrency players around the world who see it as a source of substantial trades. But how do you create or convert real art to NFT? Is it hard? Should I use which software or learn which code?
How do I transform my NFT art?
The technique varies depending on whether the art is digital or physical. In general, you can read how to proceed with creating your NFT.
How do you make an NFT from scratch?
It is certain! You can create an NFT yourself. Any digitized content can become one. The most crucial step is the conversion of this digital unit into a non-fungible token or NFT. Here is the procedure to follow:
Step 1 : Mining.
Mining refers to minting currency (or artwork) with a view to putting it into circulation. Exactly, like we do with coins at the Banque de France. To do this, you must first choose a blockchain technology or the type of currency you want to create. Ethereum, Tezos, Polkadot, Cosmos, Binance, … the choice is huge, but most artists choose Ethereum.
2nd step : Create a digital wallet.
Since creating an NFT involves funding, you must first have a wallet to base your trades on. It’s like PayPal, but in the field of cryptocurrency. For NFT arts, the most suitable wallets are Metamask, Math Wallet, AlphaWallet, Trust Wallet and Coinbase.
Once created, you need to fund your account by purchasing cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin for example. However, Ether remains the most widely accepted portfolio for NFT.
Step 3: Choosing an NFT Marketplace
The real creative steps are over. Now, on to monetization. For this, you need to choose a marketplace where you want to market your creation. It is the type of art that will determine the choice herein. There are several marketplaces like NBA Top Shot for basketball products, Axie Marketplace for Axie infinity game, OpenSea and others that cover most of the NFT art sales. Learn about it so you don’t make mistakes. It is important to point out that some marketplaces only work with their own cryptocurrency.
Next, you need to link your Marketplace to your portfolio. This allows you to pay the necessary fees and keep the sales proceeds.
Here’s a summary of how to create an NFT from scratch.
How do you make an NFT of a physical object?
The technique may be slightly different if the art is a physical object. Indeed, to create an NFT art from a real object, it is necessary to start by tokenizing the object. For tables, simply scan the object with an iPad scan app to keep the size correct. In step 3 you have the choice to destroy the physical version or to return it directly to the acquirer with the NFT code as proof of authenticity.
Which artwork sells the most on the blockchain?
Digital assets such as NFT artwork, text documents, music, videos and poems are among the best selling items. At the end of 2021, the auction of an artwork on Ethereum raised $91.8 million from an anonymous artist under the pseudonym Pak.
Recipes, selfies, tweets and blog posts are also of great importance to NFT buyers.
How to protect your creation?
Once NFT rendered, your creation can no longer be stolen or tampered with as it will be unique. However, it happens that some creations never reach this stage, because they have been stolen from the conceptual stage. Indeed, many pirates have specialized in mining digital assets and enrich themselves by marketing works of art in place of their real author. The only way to fix this is to use VPNs like VeePN and other cryptocurrency services.