With a set of creative skills and a personal computer, you can convert your digital art into NFTs and sell it on XDSea Marketplace
What is an NFT?
NFTs are nonfungible tokens. The adjective “nonfungible” is often used in economics to represent features such as uniqueness and non-interchangeability. In the crypto space, nonfungibility simply indicates that one item cannot be exchanged for another.
A “token” as a unit of account is basically a certificate of validity stored on the XDC Network a decentralized blockchain, making digital assets traceable and accessible to everyone. As a result, NFTs are a one-of-a-kind virtual currency that can fall into pretty much any category and usually take the shape of paintings, videos, music, collectible items in video games, or any other type of creative digital production.
Since NFTs boomed in early 2021, everyone is now buying and selling these tokens throughout the world. But, how can someone convert real art into NFTs and how can they sell them? Is it hard? Is coding necessary to make an NFT?
In a nutshell, the steps are quite simple to use the XDsea NFT marketplace. To understand the main procedure and its specifics, read this quick guide below.
What is crypto art?
Crypto art is associated with unique art pieces created by well-known artists and sold on XDsea marketplaces that include not only popular NFT platforms Still, the majority of art in the crypto space is also being created by unknown talented beginners.
However, some NFT collections including the pioneer one named Lucid women or the most hyped recently namedCoinCowArt are examples of generative art. This type of art is usually created with the help of various autonomous systems. The images in these popular collections are created by assembling a selection of simple picture components in different combinations.
How to turn your art into an NFT?
If you already wonder if you should convert your art into an NFT, the answer is obviously, “yes, why not try.” The process of creating an NFT is neither complex, costly nor technical. All it requires is a set of creative skills and a personal computer.
Again, it is worth noting that NFTs can potentially convert not only images but songs, videos, GIFs, and other digital items. So, first, you need to choose a proper art field which suits you best. Depending on this, you will understand what set of skills you will need to become a real NFT creator.
For example, as a graphic artist, you will be required to use such graphic editing tools as Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, MS Paint, CorelDraw, and the like. You can also try alternative ways such as three-dimensional (3D) modeling which is known to be more difficult for beginners. If you choose 3D animation, you will be expected to use 3D modeling tools such as Blender or Cinema 4D to design animated graphics and characters that will then be converted into NFTs.
After that, you will need to come up with a unique idea for your single artwork or maybe a full collection and think about the context into which it will eventually turn.
Is coding necessary for creating NFTs on the XDsea marketplace?
It is quite easy to create an NFT on XDsea from digital Art without coding. The process of creating them is called minting. It is basically the act of publishing a unique instance of the token on the XDC Network blockchain. NFTs are minted once they are created, similar to how metal coins are created and added into circulation.
After this procedure, the particular piece of digital art becomes secure and tamper-proof, as well as hard to manipulate. Since this digital item became an NFT, it can now be bought, sold, and digitally tracked when it is resold or recollected on XDSea marketplaces.
For artists, minting NFTs into digital art is a novel way to monetize their work fairly. On XDSea NFT marketplaces, artists can program a royalty clause upon minting so that secondary sales of their works will generate passive income for them. If the demand for the artwork increases and becomes famous and raises in value, the artists can benefit from it.
Minting is an automated process provided on XDsea NFT marketplaces. To start it, you will need to take a few simple steps mentioned below or you can check out my previous article How to Create Your First NFT and Sell It On XDSea (in less than 10 min)
Still, you can try to code an NFT yourself if you are already experienced in this and want to become an NFT developer. To dive deeply into NFT programming, you need to take in mind that the XinFin XDC network is an EVM compatible and developer-friendly network Please check out How to create and deploy an XRC-721 (NFT) on XinFin Hybrid Blockchain
Why should users choose the XDsea NFT marketplace and make and sell their NFTs on the XDC network?
An essential part of the process of minting NFTs is choosing the XDsea NFT platform. The right choice depends on various factors like supported file format, crypto wallet matching, accessibility to the platform for users, and a price to mint an NFT, or a transaction fee, which is a payment made to compensate for the computing energy required to process and validate transactions.
There are a bunch of various online NFT marketplaces in the crypto space and each of them operates slightly differently. The crucial thing for artists is knowing whether the platform is curated or if it is self-service based and choosing the one which is the most suitable, visited, and user-friendly for them.
Self-service-based or non-curated NFT platforms provide free access to all artists. In order to upload NFTs onto them, you only need to register via crypto wallet and pay the transaction fee to mint an NFT. The most popular are such mass self-service NFT marketplaces as OpenSea and Rarible.
Curated NFT platforms are more selective about artists. To register and start minting your art on these platforms, you will need to submit an application with all the details about the NFT collection and your previous artistic experience.
Another visible disadvantage of curated NFT marketplaces is the long waiting period for the experts’ decision. Due to this stringent selection criteria, however, mostly top digital artworks are exhibited on such platforms so that buyers have more confidence in artists who collaborate with these platforms. Well-known curated platforms are SuperRare and Nifty Gateway, to name a few.
Setting up an XDCPay wallet
An XDCPay wallet is a tool that you will need to access XDSea NFT platforms, sign transactions and manage your balances.
You can check out my previous article here on How to set up an XDCPay wallet and use
How to sell digital art as NFTs on the XDSea marketplace
NFT sale is likely to be the endpoint of your NFT minting. XDSea NFT marketplace has a feature to choose a selling method or an option to set a price for your NFT while minting it.
A fixed-price sale is considered to be the easiest way as well as pretty transparent and direct. To sell your freshly minted NFT this way, you will only need to specify the price at which you want to sell it. XDSea also has a royalty percentage, the amount you will receive in case of future sales of your art, so pay attention to that, too.
Hopefully, this gave you a better idea of how you can convert your Digital art into NFTS and sell it on the XDSea marketplace