We got another freaky ArtDrop this week, and it happens to be a Freaky Goddess! Proudly we announce Issue #90’s ArtDrop artist: MoonDust. She’s an OpenSea featured artist whose new drops are almost always instantly sold out. Let’s get to know the mom of the Freaky Goddesses a bit better.
Hello there MoonDust! Can you tell us a little bit about how you started creating art?
I started drawing at a young age, mainly horses and sometimes dragons. I was crazy about it! So I attended art school for several years. Unfortunately, due to pressure from my family, I was forced to find a more “serious” career though.
Yet… here you are! A successful NFT artist. How did you get into NFTs?
I got into NFTs absolutely by my own means after reading an article. That’s already more than one year ago. I did already have some experience with crypto, so my background was rather strong and half of the job was already done. But I was an absolute zero in Twitter and marketing.
Hence I did research and studied all the available information I could find. I minted my first NFT on OpenSea without even having a Twitter account (April 2021). No wonder it took me 6 months to get my first sale. However, even though it took me 6 months to sell on OpenSea, I had also started on another platform, Sign Art. That went rather well.
We also see you onboarding new people to NFTs. How come?
At some point, I organized, together with a couple of smart guys, two groups to provide support to emerging artists absolutely for free. Now there are more than 1500 members in those groups. People are joining directly from illustration schools, with who I collaborated on some free courses for students.
We’d love to learn a little bit more about your style. You’re currently most known for your Freaky Goddesses but they’re not your first collection. Can you tell us more?
My current style is a mixture of AI and hand-drawn illustrations, sometimes also 3D. I started as an image manipulator, then learned the basics of 3d and digital illustration, got an insight into motion design, and then was inspired by my husband who currently is an AI scientist (in computer vision & image recognition) here in Switzerland. So the next logical step was trying AI.
My art now is something in between fantasy and surrealism. I love combining unusual textures, and shapes, and adding a touch of neons/glow. Oh and, as you may have guessed, I love drawing and creating female portraits!