"Mercenary Faun" entry to the Kriptomat Enjin Minting competition
Today, dear Publishian, I'm going to show you:
- How I created this artwork.
- How I made it into a (Kovan testnet) Enjin ERC1155 collectible !
Kriptomat Minting Competition
Kriptomat, a new cryptocurrency exchange that wants to gamify the trading of cryptocurrencies using the Enjin system, has launched a Minting competition.
Participants with the highest number of votes for their creations can get them minted as real ERC1155 Enjin collectibles, backed by 100$ worth of ENJIN.
For this competition, the creators will not only need to create an artwork, but also register as an Ethereum Developer, link up a testnet Kovan Ethereum wallet in their Enjin Wallets, and Create a testnet ERC1155 of their artwork for voting !!!
1. The Design
I started out with Weavesilk, one of my favorite Generative Art tools.
After creating the basic structure, I ran it through Deep Style, and AI algorithm developed by Google to transfer the 'style' of an image, using Deepdreamgenerator
I created several different Styled images, to see what seemed interesting:
I choose one I liked:
Then proceeded to go into the GIMP image editing software to play around with it:
The next part is... difficult... to explain.
I used a combination of the Kaleidoscopic effect:
and some cutting and rescaling to create this version:
But it didn't quite fit yet, so I went back to Deepdreamgenerator for another couple of Stylizations:
I picked out my favorite version:
Then it was just a question of cutting it down in size:
and making it more symmetrical (I like symmetry ;) )
2. Minting the token
Now that the artwork has been created, we need to make a token for it on the testnet, so it's elligible for the competition !
The instructions are pretty simple:
Here's the tutorial video they created for the Minting:
And voila, here's Mercenary Faun !
I've also made a second artwork+token:
It's still not available for Voting, as I only just submitted it, but hopefully it helps me get some votes ;)
Hope you liked this post, and that you choose to join the competition !
If you have any comments on the art, don't hesitate to reach out in the comments :)