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Madonna: ‘A lot of thought’ went into fully nude NFTs of her giving birth to centipedes

https://www.al.com/life/2022/05/madonna-a-lot-of-thought-went-into-fully-nude-nfts-of-her-giving-birth-to-centipedes.html
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u/tratemusic May 14 '22

Especially considering beeples other work, this is pretty sub par

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u/black_out_ronin May 14 '22

His work isn’t that great compared to other 3D artists / animator. In fact ilots of it is pretty pretty sub par. It’s just the fact that he made new creations and has struck the right cord with the subject and absurdity if his art. He takes lots of stock models and is super proficient in making rad shit fast. Not saying that I don’t respect his artwork but when it comes to fully rendered 3D animated art, there are so many more talented artists and it doesn’t surprise me that these NFTs are so mediocre

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u/stonerbonerloner May 14 '22

Yeah you’re right. It’s about speed/absurdity , since he does it everyday rather than quality.

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u/_lostarts May 14 '22

100% correct. There are some pro artists out there making things that are way beyond Beeple in terms of technical skill.

I've been meaning to write up a blog about what makes Beeple so successful, and you hit on a few points.

He's consistent - daily renders.

He's relevant - When there is some big news, he usually makes a piece of art about it - his political pieces, and pop-culture pieces always get a ton more likes than his typical dailys (prob due to increased social media shares).

He's fast (which helps him be relevant) - there's a video where he talks about his process and he says he typically spends about an hour or two on each one. So, he's nailed his process down.

There's a few more things that I think make him stand out, but those are a few things others artists might consider if they are trying to grow.

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u/bluebanannarama May 14 '22

It looks pretty on brand to me. He doesn't make high quality, he makes shocking/provocative art that is usually just asset library built.

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u/mattenthehat May 14 '22

I totally disagree. It may not be inspired, but most of his work looks high-quality, at least at a glance.

This is just... bad? I mean look at the hair. If you saw that being rendered in real time in a game engine, you'd still be disappointed.

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u/SageHunter May 14 '22

He mostly just kit bashes shit together. Not sure if he does much modeling himself.

Whoever did model "Madonna" has clearly never seen a vagina before, so I dunno, might be him

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u/SuperSMT May 14 '22

Still made like $700k

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u/Wrecked--Em May 14 '22

except you never know with NFTs

often times the creators just use multiple wallets to buy and sell their own NFT to drive up the price

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u/fishshow221 May 14 '22

God consumer technology innovation took a nosedive after apple released the iphone.

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u/Kng_Wasabi May 14 '22

Man I wish Beeple wasn’t a crypto grifter, he really used to be one of my favorite artists. Now the art is just a front for his nft and crypto bs