Today, we were lucky enough to be joined by JrDat, an incredible NFT artist, famed for his stunning Datties Collection, which are a cool one-of a kind collection, that help bring a smile to the face of anyone viewing them.
JrDat, thank you for taking the time to do this interview with us.
Congratulations on the minting of your new Datties collection, they look amazing. How did you first get into creating digital art?
I am a graphic designer by profession and have been into crypto since mid 2017 and when I discovered the NFT world, I decided to combine these two elements.
The Datties Collection itself was created because having a toy art brand was always my dream, but costs and logistics were too much for a single person to handle. NFT made this dream come true.
Your work consists of a diverse range of different techniques and genres. From trading cards, like Pokemon versions of Vitalik Buterin and Paris Hilton, to stunning original art pieces on iconic sporting moments, not to forget your amazing Datties.
What are your inspirations? This could be artists (NFT or non-NFTs), TV shows, music, or any random thing on the internet!
Yes, my taste is quite eclectic (LOL). Basically I love sports (boxing/ basketball), music (EDM / daft punk) and POP culture (good movies, games and cartoons).
I like to put, in some pieces, some dose of irony (like the Pagliacci Datty or the Lord Joker Parody Painting). I find this really nice when creating art: making people either laugh or cry. The Pokémon Cards are purely ironic, since those real person’s “powers” were based on the celebrities themselves but brought into the Pokémon Universe.
As a verified NFT artist, what was your experience like, selling your art, prior to using Rarible?
I own a content producer here in Brazil, and I never had the chance to actually sell my art directly; it is always a client-agency relationship. But, as I said, it was always my dream to be able to create something really mine.
What is your work process from idea to finish?
Basically the idea comes in an insight like in the middle of the workout or the bath. Then I take some time to formulate in my mind a middle to pass that message.
The Datties are like a blank canvas. Once the idea comes up, my job is to apply that idea to the canvas and adapt it to the rounded cute Datty.
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?
Well, I’m answering this on the day after the 05/19 crash (LOL).
I see crypto with very good eyes; Bitcoin has it’s role to present us with the blockchain technology, but I think that the next step will be all about utility, not store of value (Gold serves this purpose already, for example). Once crypto’s utility goes live it will go from speculation to a real investment thing, more like stocks, with some previsibility level, and less like pump ‘n dump manipulations based on Elon’s tweets.
NFT is a real use case of tokenization of something that, until “yesterday”, was available only in the physical world. What’s next? We let the geniuses tell us, I’m far from being one.
What are your other passions besides creating art?
Traveling, Eating, Sports, Games. I’m a simple person. :)
This is something CoinBurp asks new starters in the company as part of their Q&A interviews that get posted on the blog, but the answers are always great! What TV show or movie are you ashamed to admit you love?
Grey’s Anatomy. Sorry not sorry.
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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