PRACTICE MAKES PROGRESS
“I don’t think practice makes perfect, but practice makes a lot of progress. And if you practice all the time, then I think you’ll be able to become one of the best.”
Still in high school, Dustn is showing us all how it’s done and is already out there creating and collecting in the NFT art world. Starting with the creation of profile pictures for gaming platforms, which morphed into working on other projects, including headers and stream packages, Dustn moved into making different esport infographics, which proved not to be his thing. Now, he’s creating and collecting NFT art and has a wide circle of NFT art friends and followers.
“I met a bunch of people that actually did art, really personal, emotionally based art, so I tried to give it a shot, and I ended up getting completely involved,” the youngster tells us. His very first piece gained him a lot of traction that he has managed to build on. “I was able to establish a lot of relationships off of just that one piece, thanks partly to the e-gaming community where I already had a lot of followers,” he says.
Although lockdown was a tough time for Dustn, and he struggled to come to terms with the isolation from real-life school, he worked on self-improvement, emerging on the other side more sociable, with a better balance between real life and the virtual world he had been inhabiting. As dark as that period was, Dustn has always been attracted to color and composition – and it shows in his work.
“I’ve always been a fan of doing things digitally, especially how I feel like I’ve improved a lot from when I first started, texture-wise at least. And composition-wise, I feel like I’m able to make things look like they have a lot more fluidity, and they look nicer.”
While he may have mastered the creative side of NFT art, Dustn is still learning about the commercial, transactional aspect. Having grasped the basics, he is working on growing that part of his activity on web3.
On working hard at anything, Dustn says, “I don’t think practice makes perfect, but practice makes a lot of progress. And if you practice all the time, then I think you’ll be able to become one of the best.”
Watch this space; this youngster hasn’t even gotten started.