Monday, February 1, 2021

Bringing the Horde to AtomicHUB

 It's time to get with the 21st century and delve in to the world of Crypto Currency. There is something called NFT, which are Tokens. Each token is something special and unique, and collectible. There are so many things you can make in to an NFT that it would be dumb trying to list them all.
I am making NFTs to show my artwork. That's it, simple and easy ... for now.

My NFTs show the image, a title of the image, a 'rarity' rating, a description and the MINT number. Lower mint numbers are very important to some people, so it's nice to have the number in there.

People also really like limited runs, but whatever. Do WHAT YOU WANT and ignore anyone that tells you they want you to do it their way. Do it your way and be consistent. 

Anyways ... to get set up with atomichub, go here: 
After setting up your wallet, go get set up at Atomichub

Now you're pretty much ready to begin minting your NFTs! YAY!

So for me, as I already said, I am all about just showing the images. So I prepped a bunch of images, I have to make sure they are under 2 megs in size. THIS IS IMPORTANT!! If it's to big, it will not work.

Once your images are ready, log into atomichub and click the NFT Creator link

You will go to a page called My Collections. This is where you start a new collection.
A collection is a group of images or NFTs that are very similar to each other

I have a collection for artwork I make that says things like THANK YOU
The other collection is the first series of art that I am releasing as NFTs while I learn. 

Here is where you upload an image that will represent the collection. For me, I did a skull with my name.
I also labelled by collection byronartset1 
I'm simple ... eventually I will make a byronartset2
The line below that is for what you want to call the collection.

A description and the % you want to collect when someone else resells. 
Add a url if you have one ...

Then go to view your collection

Scroll down to where it says CREATE NEW SCHEMA

The schema is where you decide what each card will look like. Will it have a picture, a story, etc

Schemas need attributes. Here you just tell the system what attributes you want.

This is my schema for most of my NFTs

The boxes on the left, specifically the Rarity, Story, and Mint are words I typed in. You can use the same, or something different. It's your choice. The boxes on the right will be filled in by the system. Don't forget to name your Schema ... can't move on unless you do. 

After you create the schema you will be taken to a page that shows your schema. Click on it. you go to a page showing your schema again.
Scroll all the way down until you find the MAKE TEMPLATE button. 

In the make template area, you will see your schema laid out. First thing to do, add the image.
Remember. It has to be under 2MB in size or it will not show up

Decide if you want an unlimited run, only 10 ... maybe 1000. Your choice.
Add the other information in ... such as the TITLE of the card, and the story
you will notice a line of text show up in the IMAGE box ... don't adjust it
When you have your info filled in, hit CREATE TEMPLATE

more to come

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Back to the Ko-fi

We have opened up a NEW and improved Ko-fi page and here's the social media banner for it.

It's mostly being managed by Perry with my artwork and input.
I know I used it before and I really am thankful for all the friends that have bought me coffee in the past. It feels kinda silly to open a new ko-fi page after I spent so much time just trying to get people to follow it.

But there it is. It's gone because.
Now that I'm getting back to work, with HELP that I haven't had before, we needed to get a new revenue source as quickly as possible. Perry and the ZOBs are working hard on the Zazzle store as well as colouring books and other secretive projects that I can't talk about, but these are all long term projects that will generate passive income down the road. 

The last thing I want to do is make posts asking people for money, but I also realize that a lot of people like to give tips when they get a cool kick ass zombie portrait for free. So this is the way they can do it.

I'm trying really hard not to get verbose and explain why it's okay that I do this. I don't know why I always feel like I have to justify my every action, but I do. MEntal Fuckery in my hEAD.

anyways, the Zombie Factory Ko-fi STOP ... go there. Get a free colouring book.

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Zombie Avatar

 This is the first Zazzle Zombie portrait that I made in to an avatar. I plan on doing something similar with all my zombie portraits. So ... find and post your face if you want one too.

First come first to be zombified

Friday, August 7, 2020

the FIRST Zazzle Zombie

It is finished, warts and all. I could probably tweak this for days and still not be 100% satisfied.

Thanks to Perry though, I have said it's done and I'm ready for the next zombie portrait attempt.
Mixed emotions trying to draw a portrait for the first time this year.
I don't know how well, or poorly, I did on this portrait but it was fun.
Perry is going to make a post over at the Ko-fi page for the Zombie Factory.
(i know, I had one before and closed it down. This ko-fi page is different. It's about whatever Perry wants to talk about regarding the operations of The Zombie Factory. He'll tell you more over there sometime today.
He's happy with the image, I'm on the fence and anxious to know what the victim thinks.
There's a lot of symbolism in this template. I am excited about this new direction things are heading

Here's the final image, and the basic template for the first shirt design. 
After I was happy with it (as happy as I can be right now)
I went to Zazzle and put it on a Tshirt

I also put the same design on posters and postcards
Economical options for anyone.
I can also do coffee cups, stickers and more.
So what you want?

 In case you're wondering, Zazzle Zombies are zombie portraits I created by hand then make them available to purchase as prints or shirts or whatever other product Zazzle carries. That way I know for sure you get the poster or shirt, and I don't have to stress myself out.

So ... who wants to get a zombie portrait on a shirt?
Find the Zombie Factory Page and find out how :)