Sun, 24 Apr 2022 10:29:18 +0000
It’s time for another round of CryptoArt Sundays! This week I present to you the wonderful Nick Drivas aka Neeko.
Neeko’s art aims to bring to the world puzzle pieces of his consciousness, the pieces of his true self, the pieces of all of us together as one. There are many dark places on this planet, but Neeko aims to be the light that guides and outshines these parts of the world.
So let’s dive into the art world of this visionary artist and find out more about his NFT journey.
I found out about NFTs through seeing some of the visionary artists I follow minting their work on SuperRare and Foundation. Clubhouse is where I found out about the space, I met a lot of amazing friends and creators and just had fun in rooms chatting with other people trying to figure out what this all was.
What attracted me to create/mint my own NFTs was the lack of audience and engagement on other social platforms. I finally found a place where I could share my work and not feel like I was just throwing it down an abyss.
My inspiration comes from the closed eye visuals seen during psychedelic experiences. Before starting any piece I like to meditate and clear my mind of any unnecessary baggage. My process consists of working in VR to sculpt the 3d model I will work with. I then take that 3d model into Blender and work on lighting, texturing, and animating. A bit of touching up in Photoshop/After Effects.
There are a TON, but to name a few, Glass Crane, LaneDigitalArt, Ayjay Art, and Ben Ridgway.
It is really hard to say honestly, we are apart of something brand spankin’ new that no one is truly experienced in. I think what the future looks like is artists working together and creating communities not only based on their own art but as a collective of sorts.
I know there are a lot of creators (including myself) that want to see their art friends win, but everyone is on their own journey. I think being on a journey together would help bring more eyes to the path these creators are following. There are so many gems out there that just don’t get seen by the right people.
I just finished the artwork for a 10k collection that should be coming out in the coming months. But currently transferring some of my works from 3D to 2D. Simultaneously creating a webstore to sell merch with my work on it! Coming soon!
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