Official | 2022.12.12

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“I heard that ‘NFT art can be made with an app’, but I don’t know which app is good…”

The number of individuals who earn money from NFT art is increasing, and I often hear such voices.

Knowing that the independent research of a third grader in Japan was traded for 1.6 million yen, I think there are many people who want to start NFT art.

Therefore, in this article, we will introduce five recommended apps for creating NFT art .

I will also explain the sales method in an easy-to-understand manner, so if you are thinking of starting NFT art, please take a look to the end.

1. What is NFT Art?

NFT art is a digital art work that can prove the rarity value using NFT technology .

Digital art combined with NFTs can be authenticated, so it makes sense to own it as a work of art .

Digital art includes paintings, photographs, music, trading cards, and videos, but in this article, we will focus on paintings and photographs such as illustrations and pixel art.

CryptPunks, which sparked NFT art in the first place, is a pixel art NFT.

Initially distributed for free, it hit $1 million (about 130 million yen) in 2021, with a top price of $23 million (about 2.7 billion yen).

Quote: OpenSea: CryptPunks

CryptoNinja, the most active NFT project in Japan, has entered the top 10 rankings of OpenSea, and animation has been decided from NFT art.

Quote: OpenSea: CryptNinja

On the other hand, the size of the Japanese NFT art market is still growing compared to overseas.

Many celebrities and artists such as the contemporary artist Takashi Murakami are active, so the market is expected to grow, so it is becoming a hot topic in Japan.

2. 5 recommended apps for creating NFT art

Next, about recommended apps for creating NFT art

  1. 8bit Painter
  2. ibis Paint X
  3. CamScanner
  4. 3DC.io
  5. WIDAR

Here are five of them.

(1)8bit Painter

Quote: App Store/8bit Painter

8bit Painter is an app that allows even beginners to draw pixel art with a single smartphone. Just import a photo or illustration and it will convert it into a dot picture, so it is also recommended for those who can’t draw from scratch.

app name8bit Painter
what you can createPixel art
feature・Easy to use just by importing a photo
・48 original colors can be created
・Your work is automatically saved
Things to keep in mind when usingCopyright when using photos
usage feefree
Recommended for people like thisPeople who want to draw with simple operations
Download URL (Android)download link
Download URL (iOS)download link

(2) ibis Paint X

Quote: Ipi Paint X/official site

ibis Paint X is an application that allows you to draw full-fledged illustrations, and is often used by advanced users. However, there are drawing classes for beginners, so it is also recommended for those who want to improve their illustration skills.

app nameibis Paint X
what you can createAn illustration
feature・There is a drawing course for beginners.
・A wide variety of brushes and materials that can be used.
・You can record the drawing process as a video.
Things to keep in mind when usingLayers cannot be used properly
usage feefree
Recommended for people like thisThose who want to master illustration production with the app
Download URL (Android)download link
Download URL (iOS)download link


Quote: App Store/CamScanner

CamScanner is an app that allows you to easily digitize your illustrations. If you want to turn hand-drawn illustrations and photos into NFT art, please consider it.

app nameCamScanner
what you can createAn illustration
feature・Simple scanning that can be done with a smartphone
・Illustrations and photos can be digitized
・Scanning performance that can read even thin lines
Things to keep in mind when usingFree version includes logo
usage feefree
Recommended for people like thisThose who are good at hand-drawn illustrations
Download URL (Android)download link
Download URL (iOS)download link


Quote: 3DC.io/official site

3DC.io is an app that allows you to create three-dimensional works. It is recommended for those who want to create works with a high degree of freedom because they can also create 3D shapes that they have drawn by hand.

app name3DC.io
what you can create3DCG
feature・Can be used with an app and a PC browser
・Already supported in Japanese
Things to keep in mind when usingFew websites explaining how to use
usage fee$4.49 (about 600 yen)
Recommended for people like this3DCG beginners
Download URL (Android)download link
Download URL (iOS)Currently not supported


Quote: WIDAR/official site

WIDAR is an application that makes 3D by just taking a picture of the real thing. You can edit the design after converting it to 3D, so we recommend trying it out if you want to create more original works.

app nameWIDAR
what you can create3DCG
feature・Simply shoot a 3D model
・Color adjustments and backgrounds can be changed
・Can also be used in specific metaverses
Things to keep in mind when usingNeed to shoot from many angles
usage feefree
Recommended for people like thisThose who want to convert an existing three-dimensional object into an NFT
Download URL (Android)download link
Download URL (iOS)download link

3. How to sell NFT art

When selling NFT art, it’s common to follow these 3 steps:

  1. buy crypto assets
  2. Send crypto assets to wallet
  3. Convert artwork to NFT on the NFT Marketplace

The steps may look complicated the first time, but it’s not that difficult. Please see the article below for a detailed explanation with pictures.

4. Tips for selling NFT art

Tips for selling NFT art

  1. Don’t sell too many at once
  2. branding
  3. send out positively

I would like to introduce the above three points.

(1) Do not sell too many items at once

Don’t list too many NFT arts at once, limit the number of items .

If many works are exhibited even though they are not selling, there is no sense of specialness or limitation in the works.

This is because I find it more attractive to list 5 items and sell 2 items than to list 100 items and sell 5 items every day.

At first, you can increase the rarity of the work by limiting the number of entries to about 5 and directing the rarity .

(2) Branding

Branding that unifies the concept of NFT art and makes people want to collect it is important.

If you just imitate fads and trends, it will be buried in other works and it will be difficult for users to notice.

Also, I don’t feel like collecting works that don’t have a story.

Creating a unique world view will make it easier for you to attract fans and lead to sales , so provide value that makes you want it because you are a creator.

(3) Actively communicate

In order to let many users know about NFT art, let’s actively post it on SNS .

Simply listing your work will not increase your sales because it will not be recognized by users.

First of all, it is important to use SNS with spreading power such as Twitter to send out information to many people and have them consider whether to buy the work.

Giveaway, which presents NFT art to other people, is an effective project when you want to spread your work.

5. Points to note when selling NFT art

When selling NFT art, you should pay attention to the following points:

  1. Fees incurred at the time of listing are the market price
  2. Minors can also sell, but parental consent is required
  3. tax on profits

We will explain in detail below.

(1) Fees incurred at the time of listing are market prices

Many NFT marketplaces charge a fee (gas fee) when listing NFTs.

When exhibiting NFT art at the world’s largest OpenSea, a commission of about 5,000 yen to 15,000 yen is required only for the first exhibition.

Since the fee is market price, it fluctuates depending on the day of the week, time of day, and conditions, so the gas price chart site EthereumPrice is a good reference.

Reference: EthereumPrice

When listing NFT art, it is recommended to refer to the chart and list when the fee is low.

(2) Minors can also sell, but parental consent is required

NFT art can be sold by anyone over the age of 18.

Virtual currency exchanges where you can open an account under the age of 18 and under the age of 20

  • BTCBOX (domestic exchange)
  • bitbank (domestic exchange)
  • Binance (overseas exchange)

These are the three.

With the age of adulthood lowered to 18, it is expected that it will be possible to open accounts on other exchanges.

However, the transaction requires parental consent.

If the seller is under the age of 18, there are cases where a person with parental authority sells on behalf of the seller.

(3) Tax is incurred on profits

Tax will be incurred on the profit from the sale of NFT art .

Annual profit converted to Japanese yen

  • If the amount is less than 200,000 yen, no income tax return is required.
  • If the amount is 1 yen or more, you need to declare the resident tax.


However, if you are selling as a business, you need to file a tax return for your business. Please check with your tax accountant or tax office for details.

6. NFT art can be easily created using the app!

Even beginners can easily create NFT art just by using a smartphone app .

First, let’s use the smartphone app introduced this time to list NFT art.

However, if you want to sell NFT on OpenSea, you need to open an account on a virtual currency exchange and have a virtual currency.

With HINATA, you don’t need a virtual currency account or wallet because it supports payments in legal currency (Japanese yen).

You can easily sell and purchase NFT art just by registering as a member, and the patented proprietary private chain realizes low costs for sales and settlement fees .

If you want to start selling NFT art, why don’t you send out the charm of your work at HINATA?


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