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How to Become a Crypto Artist

How to Become a Crypto Artist is rare digital art by Joe Chiappetta issued on the Ethereum blockchain
It started as a simple black and white ink drawing on this ancient flat stuff called paper. Then what began as a quick sketch from life of my son (drawn in typical Silly Daddy Comic style) was revised and meticulously ran through a number of space-age computers. So now this creation has become a full color educational piece of rare digital art, showing the world the secrets of blockchain success. Viewers of this fine artwork can now discover exactly how anyone--with hardly any skills whatsoever--can become one of them fancy new crypto artists!

Indeed, you too can be a blockchain rock star! You know you want that.

Along with many other of my designs, you can find this very limited edition crypto collectible on the SuperRare market for rare digital art! I have sold a very good amount of crypto art on SuperRare and since these are one of kind editions of art, I really try to make sure I put top-notch designs here.

Zooming in on at least three different areas of this canvas, you should be hit with a few pleasant surprises. There are mini bonus scenes in the background that people familiar with the rare digital art and crypto space will get an extra kick out of viewing. Please let me know which one is your favorite mini bonus background scene, as I enjoy making them. Perhaps I will make more in future pieces of art.

Also in all seriousness, I have written a number of introductory crypto art articles. These firsthand art business reports actually do help a person learn more about the industry. They serve as guides in how to get started in this exciting new corner of the art world, full of short, as well as long crypto art market analysis.

I also conduct public speaking presentations on crypto art, which I enjoy doing. In fact I am delivering a talk on opportunities for artists on the blockchain very soon at the University of Southern California for some graduate students. Perhaps we should call it Crypto Art College? While that is not (yet) the actual title of the event, I am looking forward to showing attendees how the cryptocurrencies of Bitcoin, Ethereum, Counterparty, BitCrystals, EOS, pixEOS and Steem can be used to leverage more exposure, community, as well as sales in the art market. This event is part of a business-of-art series for USC students and it is also open to the public!

What: Opportunities for Artists on the Blockchain
When: Monday March 25th, 2019 from 1pm to 2:30pm (Pacific Time)
Where: Roski School of Art and Design Graduate Studios
3001 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Cost: Free

Joe Chiappetta

Silly Daddy Comics - Tuck In Time

Leave it to Silly Daddy Comics to deliver warm parenting and crypto-comedy all in the same non-fungible token family experience. Snuggle up to subtle financial education wrapped in a warm and fuzzy blanket of art and snacks.

This individual comic strip is available as rare digital art on the Portion marketplace. There you can buy it using Ethereum. Only 10 limited editions exist!

Joe Chiappetta

Silly Daddy on Pixels

BeastEOS Family illustration by Joe Chiappetta on the pixEOS crypto-art app

Illustrations and comics from as well as about the entirely innovative pixEOS crypto-art ecosystem

Family comes in many shapes and sizes in my latest piece of digital art. I drew this BeastEOS Family illustration on the pixEOS app. There you can find many little characters I have created, along with all sorts of other pixel art and graffiti from other creators and passing adventurers. As the creator of the long-running Silly Daddy Comics, I often cannot resist to put a family theme into my work. That's why you see in this minimal illustration a little child beast happily following his father beast on the very first giant digital pixEOS canvas.

In fact, my artwork, in the form of comics, animations, and illustrations has been increasingly featured in a number of professional articles directly from the pixEOS crypto-art project. Built on the EOS cryptocurrency network and based on a lot of community feedback, PixEOS already has a fine online art/game/gambling/crypto/graffiti app that is up and running--and incredibly cool. The team has many other great elements for artists and collectors being added to the pixEOS ecosystem soon. It is definitely a project to engage with now, as well as keep a keen eye on for future developments sure to expand the boundaries of art on the blockchain!

Can you spot my artwork in the pixEOS official blog? I am prominently included as one of their illustrators in their articles about the pixEOS Threadless Shop, as well as an article about general ecosystem updates, and also an article about a cryptographic code-cracking puzzle.

It is very likely that soon you will also see what I would call an epic illustration from me having to do with the pixEOS community. What I consider an epic illustration is a more detailed drawing with many characters in it while also communicating themes on (usually) multiple levels. I do not do epic illustrations every day. Most of my illustrations and comics these days are what I would call brevity illustrations. A brevity illustration is one that has just one or two characters in it and communicates usually only one simple concept. As can be implied from the titles, brevity illustrations usually don't take that long to complete, while epic illustrations take quite a while to finish. Obviously, the above illustration of the BeastEOS Family is a brevity illustration, yet of epic family proportions, right?

Joe Chiappetta

Unlock the Pulse-Pounding Power of Pixels

Pixel art by Joe Chiappetta

The key to fun is to be... a square! In this minimalist art, each pixel has been painstakingly placed to produce the maximum payload for your personal perplexity. For those unfamiliar with this soon-to-be legendary character, Papa Pixel Pinwheeleos can be observed here ascending upward through the 4 colorful corners of his pixelated universe in search of the finest treasures. Surely he will find such things, or cryptographically die trying.

This animation started out as a simple little drawing on the pixEOS art game online. If you are an artist, collector, or art historian, yet you don't know about pixEOS, you are missing out on some of the wildest stuff happening in the art industry--sure to expand the very boundaries of what art is, as well as how art is made. Shortly after I started drawing it, I quickly had in mind that this surreal creature would be a perfect character to animate as crypto-art. And the rest is pixel history.

At least it is history for this particular finished piece. Since I often like to make variations on a theme when creating my artwork, the character depicted in this animation will be getting some more exposure in at least one other piece of art. I have plans to create and release a new image of this little creature, but with some significant modifications to the pinwheel blades on his hat as well as a complete overhaul of the color scheme and an entirely new background. Perhaps when I have completed the new version, we can view them side by side and see which one is most preferred. Or perhaps I won't compare the two versions. My hope is that they will each be completely unique and able to stand on their own, or at least float on their own through pleasant pixel pastures.
Joe Chiappetta

Silly Daddy Multi-Merry-Go-Round

Here is a very experimental (and fun) animation I created and ran on multiple overlapping window screens at different start times. It represents family, unity, and creativity.

You can also see the animated GIF version of this Silly Daddy comic-related artwork on SuperRare. On that crypto-collectible marketplace, it is available as rare digital art in a super rare limited edition of only 1 issuance on the Ethereum blockchain at

Joe Chiappetta