Beylin didn’t consider herself a real creator. The American describes herself as a hobby artist so it was a major shock when it became her main source of income. Her life changed when Elon Musk retweeted one of her memes (via Design Taxi).
Love in the Time of Web3 is a piece that shows a couple in an intimate embrace. Meanwhile, they’re looking at the prices of Bitcoin and Ethereum. This tickled MUsk’s fancy and raised the value of the work. Beylin turned it into an NFT and sold it for over $20,000.
India is a hotbed of blockchain activity. Singh is one of their most successful NFT creators. He rose to prominence after he sold two pieces of art for almost $25,000. This immediately raised eyebrows because Singh was an unknown before this.
He drew inspiration from Daft Punk as he created so-called ‘toy face’ images of the music duo. Collectors went wild for these artworks and paid a premium for them. Singh described the sale as different from anything that anybody had ever seen (via Money Control).
Jamieson is an artist with a lot of powerful friends. He creates physical paintings of elite athletes before creating perfect digital replicas and selling them online. These NFTs are extremely valuable and earned him six figures in just a few weeks.
Furthermore, they brought him into direct contact with a host of NFL and MLB stars. Now he counts several sports stars as his friends. Many of them became clients first because they wanted to buy his depictions of them. Then, he connected with them on an emotional level (via coinspeaker).
Many people think that NFT creators aren’t real artists. But this simply isn’t true as Aversano proves. He is an avid photographer and a brilliant creator. One of his projects saw him compile images of 100 pairs of twins. Entitled ‘Twin Flames,’ it was an amazing concept.
Now, these portraits sell for tens of thousands of dollars. Aversano proved that there is room for originality and genuine imagination in the world of NFTs. It’s not just about making a weird squiggle and tricking people into spending their money on it (via NFT Now).
Seneca is one of the most enigmatic figures in the world of NFTs. But her Bored Ape Yacht Club is also one of the most famous projects in the world. The Chinese-American was responsible for bringing these artworks to life. She’s not the only artist involved but she’s the most famous.
Now she counts Steph Curry among her legions of fans. Despite her success, she maintains a low profile. Seneca regularly wears a mask so most of her followers don’t even know what she fully looks like. But that’s the way she likes it (via Rolling Stone).
Langlois is a transgender artist who also goes by the moniker, ‘FEWOCiOUS.’ He transitioned at the age of 14 and used this as a source of inspiration for his art. Langlois created physical paintings that showed his state of mind and captured his emotional journey.
However, he never imagined their success. His NFTs went under the knife at Christie’s and sold for $2.16 million. This life-changing sum of money represents the possibilities for modern artists. It also shows why so many of them are moving into this sector (via NBC News).
Brazil’s Rizzoli has made over five million dollars in NFT sales. The generative artist creates images such as the one above and has achieved great popularity. Generative art sees creators write code in a specific style. Then it randomly produces images that can never be made again.
As NFTs spread in popularity, this subgenre also saw a lot of movement. Rizzoli is one of the main beneficiaries because she is earning hundreds of thousands of dollars per piece. She didn’t expect to reach this level of success so it’s fantastic for her (via The Block Crypto).
Another generative artist, DesLauriers is one of the most high-profile figures in this artistic industry. The Toronto-based creator develops digital installations amongst other projects. He’s also earned tens of thousands of dollars from his work.
Artists like DesLauriers continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible. They’re creating a new future for upcoming creators because they show that there are many avenues available. NFTs enable designers and developers to promote themselves like never before (via NFT Evening).
When people think of NFT artists, Hobbs is one of the first names that springs to mind. His Ethereum-based art collection fetched millions of dollars. The Fidenza Line is one of his most lucrative creations and many wealthy investors desire it (via India Times).
Some people don’t understand why NFTs receive such interest but the same can be said of all art. The reality is that they’re going nowhere and that they’re the future. Hobbs is one of the wealthiest NFT sellers in the world because of his outstanding success.
Better known by his moniker ‘Beeple,’ Winkelmann is the definition of NFT success. Christie’s Auction House considers him one of the three greatest living artists on the planet. That came after they sold an NFT of his work for $69 million (via The Verge).
Beeple has a massive fanbase that helped him to make his fortune. Meanwhile, Christie’s is one of the most famous auction houses on the planet so they validated his work and the industry. It was a game-changing moment because nothing like this had happened before.