When I first entered the world of crypto art back in April 2021, I was unsure of what to expect. I had dabbled in digital art for a few years, but never considered trying to sell my work until I learned about NFTs. After educating myself on blockchain technology and how non-fungible tokens allowed digital art to be bought and sold, I was intrigued but hesitant to jump in fully.
That all changed when I decided to create and launch my first official NFT project called “AfroMasks.” I carefully designed 100 unique digital masks inspired by African art and culture. It took me over a month to get everything ready for the big launch day – creating artwork, setting up the smart contract, minting the NFTs.
When launch day finally arrived in April 2021, the entire “AfroMasks” collection sold out in just TWO hours! The support and enthusiasm from the cryptoart community was immense. Within 120 minutes, all of my AfroMasks had found happy new owners.
The lightning-fast sellout far exceeded my expectations and solidified my love for creating cryptoart. I was hooked. That first taste of success inspired me to fully immerse myself in the world of NFTs. For the remainder of 2021 and into 2022, I dedicated myself to expanding my artistic abilities. I explored new styles, techniques, and themes for my digitally-native artwork. With each new piece I created and sold, my passion for cryptoart grew.
Now, over two years after my first triumphant project launch, I am proud of how much I have grown as a digital artist. That career-defining experience with AfroMasks lit a creative fire within me. My artwork now reaches collectors globally.