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For really enthusiastic fans of my work
On April 26, 2022, A very famous NFT artist tried to sell my „Steampunk Pilot Seat“ which was sold on Sketchfab, without any work of his own, for roughly 1.5 million dollars. The seat itself was sold by me on SketchFab for 35$. Even if he moved here probably in a gray zone, so it is morally extremely wrong. On April 27th it led to a wave of indignation, ridicule, anger but also amusement, mockery and a lot of humor and memes. As the damaged artist, who until then had nothing to do with NFT’s, I experienced tremendous support from the circles of the NFT community, for which I am incredibly grateful. Read More
A JOURNEY TO THE ORIGIN OF LIFE
sometimes we call the ocean a cold grave, sometimes we call it the origin of life itself. it covers even tenths of our planet, and we have explored only one-twentieth of the ocean. we know less about the ocean’s depths than we do about the moon across the firmament. the fascination for the ocean lies not in what we know but in what we don’t know. we humans are driven by the greed for knowledge and that is why we dive into the depths of this last unexplored part of our planet. what we discover there can enchant or disturb us, it can bring us knowledge or death. we will explore long forgotten civilizations and search for our roots. no one can say where the journey of humanity will end, but we know where it began, in the calm and rough seas of the infinite blue ocean.
In this third work that I publish here on SuperRare I try to realize a picture that I have in my head for a long time. Until now my technical possibilities limited me in rendering complex animations. With my new workstation it is now finally possible for me to capture my thoughts better in images. I used Cinema4D, zBrush, Marvelous designer and Substance Painter. For the rendering Octane was used.
Low oxygen - The last breath
WHEN THE OXYGEN RUNS OUT AND THE LAST BREATH IS TAKEN, WE HEAR AND SEE THINGS WE CAN’T EXPLAIN. IS IT LOVE, IS IT HUNGER, OR IS IT JUST THE DREAM OF A SUFFOCATING, SLOWLY DYING ADVENTURER JUST BEFORE HIS FINAL DESTINATION? THE ONLY CERTAIN THING IS THAT HIS JOURNEY ENDS HERE IN THE ARMS OF THE SEA
The mermaid as a terrible and at the same time beautiful creature slumbered for 2 years on my hard drive, after I started it I did not really know how it should go further, it was only clear she must meet one of the divers themselves. I don’t know if she kills him, if she eats him or if she saves him. She has a pair of reptilian arms in addition to her almost human-like arms to pull people into the depths and drown them. But she is not entirely evil, even if she can give that impression. I can’t say how this story ends. If you look closely, you will see an old friend who has seen better days than today.
The frog is a steampunk / dieselpunk deep-sea vehicle designed by me in 2020-2021, which was strongly inspired by armored vehicles of the first world war. However, its purpose is completely non-military. It is mainly used for towing heavy trailers underwater and for transporting divers between deep sea stations.
The name of the vehicle is based on its flat shape towards the rear and its large front, as well as its ability to function both above and below the water. A little bit like a frog.
FAQ about NFTs
Questions about the publication of NFTs
Why do you do NFTs?
As a digital artist, there is little opportunity to sell my work directly as art. While this is possible in traditional art, it is difficult for digital artists to do so. NFTs make this possible.
Will there be collaborations with other artists?
My focus will always be on my personal art, I have little interest in seeking collaborations by hook or by crook to expand my reach. Since I have very own ideas of my projects I am hardly compatible with other artists here. So in terms of NFTs this is rather not going to happen.
How is the money you earn through NFTs used?
I mainly use the money from NFT sales to have more time for my art projects. Besides that, the income will continue to fund my indie game project, which I have been developing since 2016 and can thus be seen as a form of special crowdfunding.
Will your work in the future primarily revolve around NFTs?
Absolutely not. I have been engaged in art since I was 13 years old. Art means a lot to me and my personal projects are extremely important to me. There will be no art projects that have the sole purpose of being sold as NFTs. My focus will always be on creating art and my personal projects.
Are NFTs harmful to the climate?
NFTs and the crypto technology behind them are actually not good for the climate and consume a lot of energy. I am aware of this and I am confident that these problems will be solved in the future, I support any regulation of crypto technology that will force them to use only renewable energy.
Will your indie game be about NFTs?
This will never happen under any circumstances, never. I see the entrance of NFTs into the regular video game industry as very critical and I do not support it. My indie game project will be released like any other traditional game without any involvement of NFTs or other blockchain technologies. It will also have no relation to the so called Metaverse.
*Dollar price corresponds to the ETH/USD rate at the time of sale.