Let me know, do you prefer analog or digital life?
Talking about visual arts, do you like the mess of analog life, wasting paper and getting your hands dirty with paint?

The picture above shows a bit of what I call analog life. Yes, I love it!
Or are you a fan of digital life? Do you like a clean table and making things using apps and all the advantages that the digital world can offers?
The picture above shows a bit of what I call digital life. And yes, I love it too!

I started illustrating in the analog era, long before I knew what a computer was, around 1987 at ten years old. In 1996 I discovered the digital world (at least the beginning of it) and started doing everything on the computer, delighted with all the possibilities. In 2010, after 14 years of working only on the computer, I rediscovered the analog world through calligraphy and lettering, and I was fascinated with the possibilities of mixing these two worlds. Since then, my life has been about these two worlds in the pictures above. Actually, these pictures above are two tables here in my studio, one next to the other. Here I create analog and digital artworks, and in general, I sell my personal work through posters made on paper, and my commercial work is delivered digitally.

Well, it's November 2021, and 11 years after I learned to take advantage of these two worlds, I discovered something new: the possibility of selling my original works without the need of depending on the physical medium - an "original digital" through the NFTs!
And again I am fascinated with this new world and all the possibilities and advantages it offers! And what made me so enchanted with Non-Fungible Tokens?

These are my walls, full of original work created by friends and artists I admire and by me. They are extraordinary artworks, but I'm out of space for other originals I have, and besides, how many people have seen this in 10 years?
Maybe 10-20 people, as only those who visit me in person can see these pieces. I think that is a shame! Everyone should be able to see this beautiful collection of original works!

But man, wouldn't you take a picture and post it on your social networks?
I don't think so because people have no way of knowing that they are original pieces. I could have bought it from the artists or just steal the image off the internet and print it out.

​​​​​​​That's one of the things I find exciting about NFTs. It's a "digital" way for you to have an original from the artists you admire. You can buy these originals directly from the artists, without intermediaries, supporting their work and encouraging them to keep art you admire. And it becomes public, registered on the network, and everyone can see that you have these original, unique pieces, and paid for them. So the world can know that you are an art collector..Yay!

And you know what's even cooler?
People may see these originals you bought and may want to actually buy it from you, maybe for more money than you have paid, in case you decide to sell!

Want more good news? Every time someone sells an original to someone else, the artist who created it earns a commission. Every time, for a lifetime! So is it not fantastic news for the art community?

Is it a perfect world? No!
Nothing is perfect, right? And this is all very new, so it's still confusing to some people, and the blockchain rates can sometimes be very expensive, but the trend is for it to go cheaper as more people join.
But What The Heck Is An NFT?
From CNN: "Non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, are pieces of digital content linked to the blockchain, the digital database underpinning cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and Ethereum. Unlike NFTs, those assets are fungible, meaning they can be replaced or exchanged with another identical one of the same value, much like a dollar bill. NFTs, on the other hand, are unique and not mutually interchangeable, which means no two NFTs are the same."

I've selected some articles for you to read and understand better in case you still have doubts about it. Check out at the end of this page :)
I don't know about you, but I'm convinced there's no turning back. More and more artists will enter the NFT world, and more people will invest in this market day by day!

To mark this new phase of my career and my entry into this wonderful world of NFTs, I produced 10 unique pieces minted as NFTs. You can see the summary of the process and everything I said in the video above!

An NFT is all you need as proof of ownership for a digital artwork, there's no need to tie a physical sample to it, and I know that well! But as I'm talking about analog and digital life so, for this time only, to celebrate my entry into this new world, I'm going to mix/blend both worlds together.
So, these unique 10 NFT pieces will drop on Opensea Monday, November 29th, at 2 pm EST / 7 pm GMT, and each buyer will win an exclusive T-shirt and a surprise poster delivered to their address, free worldwide shipping!

Let me say that again: There are only 10 in the world, and it will be a fair value for this world of NFTs (even more so with everything I'm offering).

Save the date, and check out my store at OpenSea on time so you won't miss this opportunity. You need to be aware and quick when getting it
What do you need to buy an NFT?
You need to install a MetaMask wallet in your browser with Ethereum in it (the most popular currency for trading NFTs). Ethereum is a cryptocurrency, and you'll need to buy some of it to be able to purchase one of these 10 pieces that I'm going to put up for sale, as well as any other NFT you might want.

Another good news is that Ethereum has increased its value a lot. From January to November 2021, it had an appreciation of 690% (that's right, 690%). In other words, if you have a little Ethereum left in your MetaMask wallet, it may even yield you something, as predictions are betting that it will rise even further in 2022.

Learn more about NFT, or Non-Fungible Tokens:
Read this article on CNN Business. Here you can get to know more details about how it works, how to buy and sell NFTs.
This article on Forbes also talks about it.
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