Before I even start with the NFT business ... I am telling you that Byron needs help... and he was brave enough to open up to us! Being artist is a hard job, and having to provide for your family may be tough sometimes. Read Byron's battle with depression and life obstacles:
It's a tough gig. Not only do you need the energy to create artwork even when you're not in the mood, you also need to find the buyers. Constant self promotion and creation and you also have to avoid the trolls. They are everywhere and they are always telling you that you're not good enough. Artists hear that enough inside their own head. When we read it or hear it from someone else, it's damaging.
And the money isn't always great. Right now I'm in a tight spot and this is my plea for help. I don't know what else to do other than bust my ass trying to make enough art sales to pay off my property taxes before the end of this month.
I am at my wits end. I am about to lose the house my family have lived in for 16 years and it really is all my fault. My wife will claim she is responsible for some of this, and while she is right, it doesn't change anything. I blame myself for this situation because I've had a lot of opportunities to do better for myself, but something has always held me back.
You can help out by buying his amazing work on the WAX blockchain (and many other chains), chat with Byron and order a custom made zombie portrait or chip some pennies in the GoFundMe page!
Zombie Portrait? Maybe a zombified pet portrait? The choice is yours! Byron can do pretty much in regards to painting. Portraits or scenes from your imagination translated by his understanding. Sometimes he paints pop culture icons for people and other times he paint animals.
All of Byron's portraits are created with mixed media on paper. He prefers the 4"x6" size but 5"X7" as well as 8"x10" is getting more common lately. Any and all artwork that he mail out doesn't travel alone, adding a small horde of extras to ensure the parcel arrives unharmed and ready to explode out with horror art goriness.
He still has hundreds of art prints and some stickers, as well as a thousand drawings that need homes. Trust me his art is addictive, as I have 666 of his NFTs!
This is the project that took months to get ready and it's by far one of the most complex PFP ever created. GM and welcome to the Morning Coffee GAP! The Generative Art Project is a PFP style art piece composed of different artworks that Byron created through the years, rearranged and collaged with the power of NFTHive on the WAXP blockchain.
There are over 100 different and unique heads, over 200 different artworks to display, as well as all sorts of little buddies that want to join you for the morning coffee... including more coffee.
There is a lot to say about this project but not enough ways to properly convey it all. The TL:DR version is that this is experimental and will help take the Horde to the next level. Will there be utility? Yes, but not the way you might expect. Will there be future use? Yes. Will there be cake? Yes!
Byron plans on giving prizes to those that mint and hold certain numbers, as well as prizes for those that hold the most rare NFTs. Currently the plan is to award those that mint #1 #13 #27 #42 #69 #99 #100 #420 #666 #1000 and who the hell knows what else. Prizes will consist of brand new exclusive 1/1 NFTs as well as copious amounts of $DHC and more. If a sell out occurs, there will be even more happy surprises.
Tried to get some fancy numbers but it's always someone else minting in bulk for those! At the time of writing 388 were minted, so that 420 is getting closer! You can mint one for 50 $WAXP or 1000 $DHC!
Something cheaper but still unique? The Zany Little Ray of Sunshine is available for only 10 $WAXP! It's been some grey days lately so here's a zany little ray of sunshine to brighten up your day.
There's a catch! The first 1000 NFTs are only 10 WAX each. The second batch of 1000 will be 20 WAX each, and the price will go up with every new batch. Get your sunshine when it's cheaper! There were 274 minted when this article was written, and four of them are mine!
A small write up about the making of this PFP can be found on Publish0x! Byron drew some sunshine because he needs some sunshine in his life right now. These drawings first started off as simple creepy smile face but eventually escalated into a full on PFP project.
Zombie in a T-shirt was another amazing PFP project, all about deadly fashion. Only 1000 pfps for 6.66 $WAXP were sold out, and I was lucky to mint 5 NFTs.
This experiment had IRL prizes, as Byron decided to give away 2 real life T-Shirts. One will go to the top ranked NFT and another one to a randomly drawn winner. The shirt can feature any graphic he made, and the winners of the shirts will also receive a custom 1/1 NFT of their chosen design.
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