Do you really like a 1-of-1 NFT and want to know if it will be a good buy?
Here are some points to consider, that might help you decide:
Do you resonate with it?
Your 1 of 1 artist is showcasing their thoughts, ideas, and concepts out on canvas.
Is it something you resonate with?
Does the concept make sense to you on a deeper level?
What about this artwork attracted you initially?
Is it thought-provoking without being too complicated to understand?
Most of the time, if you have an emotional connection to the artwork, buying it (if it’s within your budget) is a good idea.
That is how many traditional collectors find underrated artists.
A conceptually-strong artwork leaves a strong impression to bring light and color to your world.
Background check on the artist
Run their socials(Their LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Website),
Do they have work-in-progress videos?
Reach out to them to understand the process of creation,
Ask questions such as:
What equipment/software/materials did they use?
How long did it take them to complete the work?
Are they self-taught or took formal education in art?
Does the artist have a cohesive style that you like? Or do they have a varied style but are proficient in many mediums and techniques?
A legit artist will gladly share processes and decisions per artwork.
Do a google image reverse search for the artwork to make sure it’s original.
Knowing more about the artist will help you decide if the artwork is worth buying.
Good art uses good color palettes. According to color theory, some sure-shot palettes would include analogous, complementary, triadic, monochromatic, split-complimentary.
Does the artwork follow a certain theme that reflects an emotion?
Are the colors well-distributed and efficiently displaying light and shadow?
A strong composition revolves around certain focal points through some techniques such as:
…are used to create a pleasing composition.
Does the artwork have a focal point?
Does it follow the rule of thirds?
Does it have a golden ratio inclusion?
Does it follow the principles of Design?
Composition is not “guesswork”. A great composition is not the result of luck and it’s certainly not about talent.
It’s about understanding how the artist has visually interacted with what he/she has created with careful planning.
Theme and Style
What is the overall theme of the artwork?
Is the artwork a portrait, a landscape, an illustration of ideas?
What’s the style of the artwork?
Some of the styles include:
Knowing MORE about the above pointers and researching in detail, will for sure give you a better eye for good art.
ART CAN BE A GOOD INVESTMENT, Personal taste aside, art has also proven to be a serious asset class, so you can approach collecting from a more bottom-line, business-oriented perspective.
Buy time-tested artists whose works continue to appreciate
Try to get in on the ground floor of emerging talents who seem — in the press or through word of mouth — poised to take off.
Research, Learn more, Collect Art, to push human consciousness forward.
This article is written by maywayfarer : How else to understand art better to be able to buy “good” art; but from an artist’s perspective?