This week we have an exclusive interview with one of the most coveted artists of the Cardano NFT scene, with more details on the behind the scenes and the 2022 outlook of their project.
Without further talk, find below our interview with the Ore x3 team:
1. When did you start drawing and what inspired your style?
I started drawing pretty early. I have been doing it professionally for 6 years now. Anime and manga were always close to my heart from a very young age. I remember redrawing the characters and monsters from Yugioh! so many times. It was always the variety of monsters, creatures and characters that inspired me and the possibly to collect and own them. So it only felt natural that I wanted to go into that direction with my CNFT project.
My style is influenced by many different manga, anime and movies. There are many artists whose lines are huge inspirations because of how they are drawn, such as Taiyo Matsumoto, Daisuke Igarashi, and Yoshihiro Togashi. I remember seeing Taiyo Matsumotos work for the first Time and being just blown away by how free and expressive he was drawing.
Most of the time, the characters that I create in my pieces are meant to visually represent a kind of aftermath of what they’ve been living through. This also includes what they stand for. Like everyone of them has a story that you only get to see one picture of. That way of storytelling, the way Information is shown or left out of a characters appearance has always been so intriguing to me. And sometimes I just want to draw expressive and dynamic poses.
2. When did the ORE ORE ORE CNFTs first drop?
The First Drop was on the 15th of October. It sold out instantly and I could not be happier with how the project has been developing ever since and how we found an awesome and committed community. Since then we had further 3 Drops with incredible instant grab on all NFTs from the community.
3. What is the process behind an ORE ORE ORE CNFT?
An Ore NFT is a unique artwork drawn by me, encased in a custom designed frame, meant to be held and appreciated. There is a full value transfer so the process is something people can understand since it wasn’t generated in bulk.
The whole team including my manager Row, who runs Metadibs.io and NFT Maker Pro, minting and uploading as well as some marketing efforts put the project in the spotlight. Then it is up to the community to make the project successful.
4. How was the CNFT community’s response to your project?
The community response has been overwhelmingly positive. As mentioned before, we ourself have a tight and dedicated community, called the OREMOB, that is growing around the project.
I was able to meet some collectors at ART Basel last year where we had a small exhibition with FTX in Wynwood. People that love Manga, Anime and Street culture are here for the art and exited for what’s to come. I couldn’t be more grateful.