Pulkit Kudiwal started his journey in art in early 2017. He’d already used Photoshop but never created art with it. One day he went on YouTube and saw a video in his recommended videos about how you can add clouds to any picture. “I watched it and was hooked. But didn't bother to practice it. The next day I went for a hike, and my friend captured some photos there. When I saw them, I knew instantly I had to use my recently gained knowledge from the tutorial!” Pulkit rushed home, opened photoshop and started adding clouds. The picture turned out nice enough that he uploaded it to his Instagram. “My friends thought it was a real photo. This gave me enough confidence to keep editing my pictures and learning more. I then discovered various artists and tried to learn and create more and more.” He didn’t have a specific motive or goal, he just wanted to hone his skills. This helped him to improve and get better at his craft.
Later, in 2019, he discovered some artists doing 3D art. This intrigued him and made him pick up Blender, which became his 3D program of choice. “My style wasn't there yet, I just did a little bit of everything. After experimenting a lot, I landed on cityscapes.” This has now become “his style”. He loves how much creativity one can put in a cityscape. “It can be of any era, any style. It can make one think twice when they look at it. That's why I call them Unfathomable Cityscapes.”
Like many artists, it was Beeple who introduced Pulkit to NFTs. He saw him make a few sales and this inspired him. “I asked a few fellow artists but no one could tell me exactly what was going on with NFTs. I decided to dig in myself and read up. At first, I was sceptical. It took me around 2 months to change my mind. The knowledge I slowly gathered about the space and being a part of it made me believe in it. I minted my first NFT in Mid March after one of my friends got me an invite to FND. I got my first bid on the same day.”
We are proud to present Pulkit as a young and upcoming creator, and excited to have him as our ArtDrop artist this week.