The multi-talented Chin Fong joined us today to discuss his experiences with NFTs. Strap yourself in, it’s quite the ride:
Chin, thank you for taking the time to do this interview with us.
How did you first get into creating digital art?
I started creating digital art during highschool using a Wacom Sapphire and Photoshop
What are your inspirations? This could be artists (NFT or non-NFTs), TV shows, music, or any random thing on the internet!
An artist/friend I always look up to is John Wallen @CaptFlushGarden. We used to work together and I’ve learned a lot of painting techniques from him.
I also really like to listen to alternative rock and chill EDM music which also inspires me. Usually their music videos would give me ideas on some paintings.
How would you explain your art to someone who is just discovering it now?
I create sci-fi illustrations with moody lighting and a focus on characters.
What is your work process from idea to finish?
Sometimes, I only have a rough idea or sometimes it starts with a sketch. I also like to expand on previous illustrations so that would help drive some ideas as well. With that, I start in 3D by creating a character and scene. I set the camera angle, and begin creating the scene for the camera. Next, I render and paint so that I can get more colors and ideas that is difficult to replicate in 3D
Cryptocurrencies and NFT have been dominating the world news for the past year thanks to the meteoric rise of Bitcoin, Cryptopunks, and of course, the famous Beeple $69M NFT purchase. What are your honest thoughts on the cryptocurrency and NFT space right now?
I know that investment mainly drives the NFT market, but for me, I really enjoy seeing collectors who truly appreciate the art and would collect art that they enjoy as well vs purely for profits. It means a lot to artists for someone to spend any amount to support the artist. I’ve seen many independent artists struggling financially in the past that are doing great now due to NFTs. Since artists have always been undervalued, it is amazing to see some of the wealth being transferred over and let artists focus only on their craft without worry..
What are your other passions besides creating art?
I enjoy staying healthy and fit, hanging out with my dogs, investing, and a bit of teaching.
This is something we ask new starters in CoinBurp as part of their Q&A interviews that we post on our blog, but the answers are always great so we’ll ask you too; What TV show or movie are you ashamed to admit you love?
I’ve actually watched all the Twilight movies. My excuse was that it takes place in Washington State, which is where I live, but I actually really like the characters and the way they interpreted vampires.
Thank you for taking the time to answer these questions for us. The CoinBurp team can’t wait to see you grow as an artist!
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