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101  Economy / Collectibles / Re: BECOME PART OF AN EXCLUSIVE BITCOINTALK ART PROJECT on: August 27, 2019, 01:22:10 PM
To get back to the basics of the thread, its ultimately about the forum, and its a
pity to see that there isnt more interest in the threads idea.

A big portion of the forum is centered on speculation and the majority of users
dont give a toss for anything other than what tomorrow brings let alone next year.

Maybe factoring in speculation in the artwork is another line, how it would be done
im not sure.

So how is the project progressing? Have you thought further on the format, sizes
and materials?


It's true that I've been waiting for extra commentary, but I think most people are just looking forward to see what comes up next and that's ok.

Surely, we could touch on the speculation aspect and the development of tehnology is also a very important part of Bitcointalk, especially historically. But I would push the collecting and artwork aspects of this place, as that's what our corner is here for, right?

Taking that and all the input I've gotten into consideration, I will start working on one or two advanced sketches, that will set a horizon for this enterprise. Maybe I'll execute it/them on canvas so that they can become collectibles too.

As further collaboration is concerned, we could have a contest or voting that would determine which artifacts/symbols/objects would be incorporated into the final piece/s.

I'm still open to suggestions, but the window of pure brainstorming is going to shut pretty soon, so go for it!
102  Economy / Collectibles / Re: BITCOASTER painting by 1Dq is now on sale on Fomohunt on: August 25, 2019, 07:50:21 AM
UPDATE:

Yes, there are no legal obligations for me to not sell this artwork on my own and at the price I set.

For anyone interested on this board, it is available directly from me for 0.2 BTC.
103  Economy / Collectibles / Re: BITCOASTER painting by 1Dq is now on sale on Fomohunt on: August 21, 2019, 04:59:46 AM
I love it! Good luck with the sale, 1Dq.

(Wish I could afford to own it. I'd hang it next to my other 1Dq original artwork.)

Regards,
Chris


Thanks, you might afford something else in the near future (the Bitcointalk project  Cool)

Will you discount it by 25% if we buy directly from you on here since that is what the website gets as commission?

I think yes, that price is only for their portal, as my price was 0,2 BTC for some time now.

I'll make sure and let you know, thanks for asking!
104  Economy / Collectibles / BITCOASTER painting by 1Dq is now on sale on Fomohunt on: August 20, 2019, 07:33:43 PM
One of my earliest pieces is now (also) available on Fomohunt!


Bitcoaster, 2018, Acrylics and Golden leafs on Canvas, 70x100cm/27,6x39,4 (frame 89x109cm/35x42,9)


https://www.fomohunt.com/market/bitcoaster/


105  Economy / Service Discussion / Re: CRYPTO ARTIST sharing and exploring with Bitcointalk on: August 20, 2019, 06:45:33 PM
I put my first piece on Fomohunt!


Bitcoaster, 2018, Acrylics and Golden leafs on Canvas, 70x100cm/27,6x39,4 (frame 89x109cm/35x42,9)


https://www.fomohunt.com/market/bitcoaster/


106  Economy / Collectibles / Re: BECOME PART OF AN EXCLUSIVE BITCOINTALK ART PROJECT on: August 16, 2019, 10:45:06 AM
Yes, that is still one of two main options and I also made a sketch (the scattered one a couple of posts above). Mine was abstract though, so a realistic one is another line we could take.

I see it as a polyptych of x pieces, that would share a common theme and an assortment of compositional attributes, like landscape in the back or workspace, color/hue... In the middle something big and ultimate would be depicted (BTC comes to mind of course).

Maybe the composition could visualize the structure of this forum - in the center an altar of BTC, then left and right different sections of Bitcoin talk doing their thing - exploring technology, memes, buying/selling, collecting etc. There should be emphasis on collectibles as that's what grows this project, but I bet members from other areas would be interested to see their boards visualized, what do you think?

I've only hanged out in "Collectibles" most of the time so I'm not that familiar with the overall feel everywhere else.  Grin

107  Economy / Collectibles / Re: BECOME PART OF AN EXCLUSIVE BITCOINTALK ART PROJECT on: August 15, 2019, 02:35:11 PM
120x90 is a "not too big, not too small" size.

The size all depends obviously where it will finally be located.

Something to consider is transportation to its final home, that might be overseas.

Final location of an individual piece is definitely one of the most important factors of deciding what size to use. That's why I'm interested in what kind of space you guys use for artworks, please share if you can.

Transportation is another important topic. I'm from Europe and trans-Atlantic transport costs are 2-3 time higher than inter-continental. Smaller pieces (60x60cm/24x24" and smaller) are pretty cheap to send across (around 50$), while over 100cm/40" become quite costly - 600$ and up.

When you sell a piece that is pretty expensive, shipping cost gets marginalized, but selling a larger piece for say 1000$ and having the shipment cost be almost the same becomes a big problem. This is one of the reasons I never made any compromises with either quality (using gold, proper frames and meticulous execution) or price with my larger pieces. When they sold, I wanted me and the buyer satisfied.

Here, we could decide on a larger piece that would be more pricey (maybe around 0.5 BTC) or several smaller, that would be more affordable (0.05 - 0.1BTC).

What do you think?

108  Economy / Collectibles / Re: BECOME PART OF AN EXCLUSIVE BITCOINTALK ART PROJECT on: August 13, 2019, 03:48:44 PM
Let's discuss a very important aspect of the finished piece/s - the size.

I've sold paintings of very different sizes, some as big as 4 meters/13feet. But mostly people choose pieces, that fit into their homes or office space, so around 70-120cm/27-47in on the longer side.

Used materials, subject matter and execution will of course determine how the artwork will feel when hanged or placed on a shelf etc. In this project we have different options on what we settle on.

Let's start by asking ourselves, what size/s we would like this/these artwork/s to be.

I think the sketch below would look great in around 120x90cm/47x35in.






The individual pieces of the composition below might work well being around 40x40cm/15x15in.





What do you guys think? We COULD go wild on dimensions if we wanted, if we figured that would make the artwork somehow better.  Wink
109  Economy / Collectibles / Re: BECOME PART OF AN EXCLUSIVE BITCOINTALK ART PROJECT on: August 10, 2019, 03:33:22 PM
Man, id really like to contribute to this however i seriously lack any real imagination.....
Il give it a shot though 👍

Something i think that would maybe a cool addition..... In the background would be a historical price chart. This could maybe take the form of a line of scenery for example a mountain range.

Something else that iv toyed with the idea of is, a house of cards with the $ symbols on them toppling over. Possibly reflecting how things could turn out in the future...

One other thing. A long line of gravestones bearing the bitcoin logo, all with disturbed earth as if something has risen from the graves, over and over and over.

I understand my ideas are all a bit clich but as i said, imagination is NOT my strong suit

Happy to contribute and i wont be offended at all if you reject them.

Cheers!

Those are some pretty cool ideas man, especially the historical graph.

You did paint a completely different picture here, but we haven't settled on anything yet so it might get picked up, or at least pieces of it.

This is off topic, but I love your work and I'm happy you joined in on this project!  Smiley
110  Economy / Collectibles / Re: BECOME PART OF AN EXCLUSIVE BITCOINTALK ART PROJECT on: August 10, 2019, 09:51:01 AM
Wow - very nice  Smiley
Its amazing how different minds perceive and develop  the same idea. Not what I was thinking at all , but very, very nice.
Only negative - top area of illustration in the middle - looks like an Ethereum logo ? What do you think ?

I wanted to draw some generic scribble, but yea I see it too. Don't worry, we'll pick what is added together!

That looks really cool 1Dq, you're definitely talented to bring that picture out of the responses here.

I wouldn't get too caught up in signifying "old men".. the old boys club aka the fed/govt is what bitcoin stands against.

I made them older because I imagine a lot of individuals here have been working hard on producing and collecting for a while now, and have become veterans of some sort. But I could easily make them younger! And maaaybe in 10 years we do this again and we age them a bit then!  Grin

Looks great, love the idea!

First thing that caught me was time, it has an 18th century feel to it
even though there are robotics/cyborg parts, maybe that could be
something to develop,

How advanced money/payment systems have become and how
discussion and interaction has changed, representing BCT forum.

I'm really happy to see some more movement on the thread


The visualisation progress of money/payment systems should be pushed if possible.

Man, there's so much content that could be integrated, I'm pretty hyped about this branch of the project now.

I'll give you guys some more time for additional ideas and then do another sketch, or just an advanced version of this one. I might make it on a smaller canvas just to make it more presentable and start the collectible part of the project.
111  Economy / Collectibles / Re: BECOME PART OF AN EXCLUSIVE BITCOINTALK ART PROJECT on: August 09, 2019, 05:39:01 PM
I've been thinking about figurative ways of presenting collectibles of Bitcoin/Bitcoin talk.

I used a couple of suggested ideas, played around with them and connected them in a world of my own. Here's what I came up with.





It's set in cyberspace, that represents the internet as the world where crypto and Bitcointalk comes from and lives. In the center however (and in control) are two senior characters, a bit steam/cyberpunk-ish, with cyborg gadgets being part of them. They are very much into their passion. The left one is extracting data of a soon-to-become-physical coin from the grid. He transforms this data with his contraptions. The other one is inspecting the product and admiring it.

A lot of detail could be intergrated into this version of the artwork - the table already has the BTC sign, but could have more and both characters could have meaningful attires. There could be many different symbols manifest throughout the composition, especially in the grid.

If I forgot something, it'll come up eventually and I'll add it later.  Smiley

Let me know what you think and don't hold back with additional ideas!
112  Economy / Service Discussion / Re: CRYPTO ARTIST sharing and exploring with Bitcointalk on: August 05, 2019, 06:48:54 AM
1Dq, have come across your work but the Antonoupoulos (sp) painting was the one that led me here. I've got a lot of respect for that guy, though I daresay these days he's getting more of the recognition he deserves for his work on Bitcoin. I wonder if you'd ever consider doing a series like that on the underrated people who've done so much for the network and community, more than any of the very vocal people could ever have done or ever will do.

Or a series on the cypherpunks, that would be SO cool!

I love Antonopoulos and his work, it was through his videos that I learned a lot about how Bitcoin works. It especially helped me develop the Cryptoglyphs piece.

Making a series of underrated people is a very good idea! It might be one, I could pursuit in the near future, as at the moment I have too much going on already, plus I am just starting a project right here: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5168867.0

You are very much invited to join in and thank you for this post!
113  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: CRYPTOGLYPHS A new way of imagining The Bitcoin Blockchain on: August 03, 2019, 06:34:15 AM

really nice, great job Grin but what happened to sha256art.com? I was curious to see it but the site is offline.

My mate that run Sha256art and started persuing crypto art with me quit the project a couple of months ago. I wasn't happy about his decision and I won't go into details, but we're still friends.
114  Economy / Collectibles / Re: BECOME PART OF AN EXCLUSIVE BITCOINTALK ART PROJECT on: August 02, 2019, 07:54:25 PM
Thanks!
would be nice to see your interpretation also.

For products to include I can make a few suggestions like the big names in crypto

Satoshi
Trezor
Coinmarketcap
Blockchain

It will be difficult to have collaboration in creating the physical art piece but this thread
will hopefully fuel a collaborative group for ideas where people can submit ideas.

As regards funding and rewards, that is going to be tricky, needs some more thought

For the finished artwork it could be raffled, create a series of tickets for a nominal fee
so that everyone has a chance to win and the proceeds go to the Forum to help with the
upkeep and day to day running.

Thank you for some neat ideas.

As far as creating the physical artwork, I imagine that'll be my job. Getting there will open many opportunities to contribute though. There might also be a cooperation option afterwards to print/distribute/auction the results. We'll see!

I like the idea of raffling a lot as it levels the playing field. However, I would like to reward those that will add more to the project if that's possible.

Let's give it a couple more days here, then I'll gather ideas again and make another set of sketches.

So keep those ideas coming, everybody!
115  Economy / Service Discussion / Re: CRYPTO ARTIST sharing and exploring with Bitcointalk on: August 02, 2019, 08:22:18 AM
Wow these are just some amazing ART-works, especially the roller coaster, I do love that image....

Maybe try the "this is fine" cartoon Cheesy

Thanks!

I just might, it was one of my earliest options of what to redo!  Cool
116  Economy / Collectibles / Re: BECOME PART OF AN EXCLUSIVE BITCOINTALK ART PROJECT on: July 31, 2019, 03:49:49 PM
I have been thinking about this and have put together a digital 3D of what
I had envisaged.



Woa, nice!

I love how grandeous it feels and I definitely want to think about working on this myself. I'll probably come up with a sketch with my take on it soon enough!

How do we figure out which products we will include and how? Is there a way to get anyone in on this so they can participate? I would like to imagine a fair system that will reward participation in much the same way Bitcoin did from the start - the more you support it the more it gave to you.
So here there will be a lot of work ahead, could we make some sort of a game plan, so that there are various ways of supporting the project (with time, ideas and bitcoin) and as reward, individual products/collectibles/things/ideas will be pushed and visualized? And maybe individual pieces might be given for free, or at least prints.

I want this to both be fun and prosperous for all included!

117  Economy / Collectibles / Re: (PICTURE UPDATE)[ANN] 999 silver BTC themed playing cards,(PICTURE UPDATE) on: July 31, 2019, 08:16:42 AM
These cards are lush as f, good job Corrosive!
118  Economy / Collectibles / Re: BECOME PART OF AN EXCLUSIVE BITCOINTALK ART PROJECT on: July 28, 2019, 06:58:31 PM
I was playing around with the more abstract approach and produces some rough sketches. I deliberately made one on paper and one in Photoshop, because I like to diversify techniques as it both helps me think creatively and it might encourage broader ideas.

I explored how to visualize BTC in such a way, that it is both obsolute and discreet. This is why the entire piece looks like an urban landscape, assembled from pieces of different sizes.
Those pieces would work as separate artworks, but would always also be part of the one big piece. I was also thinking about a 3d effect, that would make it feel more organic and might add to the narrative of various Collectibles racing to be Bitcoin's favorite  Grin
 
Both bigger and smaller pieces would hold unique information about selected products/trademarks/jokes/ideas we would want to incorporate. This sketch mostly just shows one way of how the composition might work.




These two are sort of an upgrade of the first sketch, showing how color might be used and you can also distinguish known shapes. I also scattered individual pieces here to show how they might feel on their own. Which doesn't work very well right now, as they (so far) severely lack visual information; texture, details, hues would all be on a completely next level on canvases!

We could also use some other visual elements, to add to the complexity. But these are a start.




Please don't hold back on the comments!
119  Economy / Collectibles / Re: BECOME PART OF AN EXCLUSIVE BITCOINTALK ART PROJECT on: July 28, 2019, 11:57:59 AM
Great idea by the OP, and great response and input by many.

My understanding is that the artwork is to be about bitcoin and this forum,
So to me that shod represent bitcoin the technology and people,
How we interact with it,
What the main goals of people are towards bitcoin.

I am picturing a circular table surrounded by racks of mining equipment
and around this table are seated people holding hands as in a seance.
In the centre of the table and risen up is a golden BTC symbol


Just an idea...

Interesting this is definitely going on the blackboard.


I was thinking about three things, that I want to discuss with you.

* We could set a timeline to conclude this project by November, which will be just right for the 10th Anniversary of this board! This will give us, especially me and/or anyone else working on production and distribution, sufficient time to finish it properly.

* Secondly, since this might go into becoming a set of artworks, we could pick from among the founders/big supporters of Bitcoin and Bitcointalk and reward them with an art piece. All this is possible because of the great effort of people that were active, expecially in the beginning, right? It might be that there are too many or they might not be in reach, but let's discuss the possibilities!

* And lastly, we could make it two very different pieces. I will have just enough time to work on both. One could be a very realistic painting, illustrating what has already been discussed above - maybe visualizing a Bitcoin collector and his various trophies. And the other a more abstract and structurally complex piece, that could be multiple piece initially assembled into a big one and then divided/sold/raffled to interested individuals.

BTW (edit): Would it be possible to combine these two ideas:


I am picturing a circular table surrounded by racks of mining equipment
and around this table are seated people holding hands as in a seance.
In the centre of the table and risen up is a golden BTC symbol



and


   Portray the physical crypto coins and cards...wallets...ex...Bitbills..Trezor. .Casascius..etc

   Portray a frail old man like myself surrounded by his passion!


Let me know what you think, and expect early studies very soon!
120  Economy / Collectibles / Re: BECOME PART OF AN EXCLUSIVE BITCOINTALK ART PROJECT on: July 26, 2019, 04:25:20 PM
Let me sum it up so far:

* There have been similar project done in the past, but with different concepts than this one.

* We want to incorporate physical crypto coins, wallets and collectibles, representatives of which we have right here.
   Doing this could be done by actually using actual collectibles in the artwork.

* We want to make it big.

* There could be avatars of members involved, such as animals - We could make it a lot of fun.

* BTC

* We want it publicly displayed somehow.

* We want to show how passionate we are about Bitcoin and collecting artifacts connected with this universe.

* We could add timeline/blockchain in different ways.


Let's get some more ideas flowing in and maybe we can already refine them to a degree.

I intend to start working on first sketches starting Monday, so before that it's all about brainstorming! 
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