Part of the story for E VOL- V includes the creation and monetization of entertainment as part of the 6 things offered for sale.
When I first started writing the story in 2021, I was a little lost on how I was going to do this, but since NFT’s have exploded onto the arts scene, it’s provided a financial entry point (and opportunity to market to a large customer centric market) which I never knew of before– effectively flipping the frame from:
“How can I monetize entertainment?”
“What entertainment should I monetize?”
Choosing the NFT format was (and is) a really pivotal moment for not only the portfolio creation, but also the project development overall.
If the first few pieces are wrong, it will create issues with all the other entertainment pieces down the track.
Although I have a diverse portfolio of work to draw from which would effectively allow me to get started immediately, I started this year with a completely new story line and decided to only use existing work if it could enhance the project.
For the first sample, I decided on an old school trading card format, and then spun a story around it.
I used a range of pixabay artists as my Genesis Artists due to their diverse portfolios (some of these artists currently have over 1300 images on pixabay!!) and then assembled a team of characters and story outline.
The finished sample for the trading card looked like this:
If you are interested in checking out the rough drafts for the genesis release stories, you can find them in the rough draft portfolio by clicking here.