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3 apps that make it easy to create dot picture NFTs! Introduces listing procedures and selling tips

Official | 2023.03.30

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Around 2021, NFT art has caused a big boom, and various art works are traded on the NFT marketplace. Among them, I often see dot painting NFT art.

There may be some people who are interested in NFT art and are thinking, “How can I make dot picture NFT art?”

Therefore, in this article, we will explain the recommended apps for creating dot picture NFT art and the points when making them.

I also explain why there are so many pixel art and how to exhibit the pixel art I made, so please take a look to the end.

1. What is pixel art NFT art?

Dot picture NFT art is an NFT version of a picture made of dots (pixel art).

NFT is a technology that proves the uniqueness of digital data. In addition to art, it is also expected to be used in practical situations such as electronic seals and family register registration.

It is a relatively new technology, and the field of NFT art is ahead due to the ease of entry. Among the NFT arts, dot picture NFTs are not complicated and can be easily created by anyone using the app.

Pixel art NFT art includes the following.

  • CryptoPunks
  • Kawaii SKULL
  • Murakami Flowers

All of them are famous among dot picture NFTs.

(1) Reason why there are many NFT arts of pixel art

The reason why there are so many pixel art NFT arts is because they are influenced by CryptoPunks.

CryptoPunks is a 24×24 pixel pixel art and was issued in a limited edition of 10,000.

CryptoPunks uses a technology called full-on-chain. Full-on-chain is a technology that writes the artwork itself on the blockchain.

CryptoPunks are limited to 10,000 units and are highly rare, and because they are full-on-chain NFTs, they are worth up to 2.7 billion yen.

For this reason, there are many dot-painted NFTs that refer to CryptoPunks, which are traded at high prices.

2. How to make pixel art NFT art

We will explain the recommended apps for creating dot picture NFT art and the points when making them.

(1) 3 recommended apps for making dot picture NFT art

We will introduce the following three recommended apps that can create dot picture NFT art.

  • 8bit painter
  • Pixelable – Pixel Art Editor
  • Pixel Art Editor – Dottable

①8bit painter

Operation explanation video (official)

8bit painter is a free and simple pixel art creation application.

You can easily challenge NFT art without incurring initial costs.

app name8bit painter
feature・Equipped with the minimum necessary functions
・You can import photos
・You can create original colors
Things to keep in mind when usingNo complicated features
usage feefree
Recommended for people like this・People who want to easily create dot picture NFT art
・People who do not need complicated functions
Download URL (Android)https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.onetap.bit8painter
Download URL (iOS)https://apps.apple.com/jp/app/8bit-painter/id894301273?uo=4

②Pixelable – Pixel art editor

Operation explanation video (producer official)

Pixelable is a multi-functional pixel art creation app for those who are particular about it.

It’s basically free to use, and you can create complex pixel art.

app namePixelable – Pixel Art Editor
feature・You can set the size from 5 to 256px
・There are many functions
・You can pinch in and pinch out
Things to keep in mind when using・Because it has many functions, it takes time to get used to it.
・Photos cannot be imported.
usage feeAds are hidden for 490 yen (basic free)
Recommended for people like this・People who want to make moving dot picture NFT art
・People who want to make complex dot picture NFT art
Download URL (Android)https://androidapp.jp.net/apk/1185772796/pixelable-
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Download URL (iOS)https://apps.apple.com/jp/app/pixelable-%E3%83%89%E3%83%83%E3%83%88%E7%B5%B5%E3%82%A8%E3%83
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③Pixel art editor – Dottable

Operation explanation video (unofficial, video by Dr. Amity, who is famous in the design world)

Dottable has many functions, among which the ability to create animated GIFs is a major feature.

You can add movement by combining several pictures instead of just dot pictures.

app namePixel Art Editor – Dottable
feature・You can set the size from 5 to 256px
・You can create an animated GIF
・You can pinch in and pinch out
Things to keep in mind when using・ It takes time to get used to because it has many functions
usage feefree
Recommended for people like this・People who want to make moving dot picture NFT art
・People who want to make complex dot picture NFT art
Download URL (Android)https://androidapp.jp.net/apk/946923840/dottable
Download URL (iOS)https://apps.apple.com/jp/app/id946923840?mt=8

(2) Points when making dot picture NFT art

The following three points are important when creating dot picture NFT art.

  • determine the size of the dots
  • No image format specified
  • Make sure you own the copyright

① Determine the dot size

When creating dot picture NFT art, first decide the size of the dots.

Many dot-painted NFT arts, including CryptoPunks, are made with 24×24 pixels. If you have a lot of things to refer to, you won’t get lost, so it’s a good idea to draw in 24×24 pixels for the first time.

② There is no specification for the image format

There is no special image format for NFT art.

There is no problem with PNG files or JPEG files, so choose the one you like.

③ Make sure to create something that you own the copyright for

It is also important for NFT art to refer to artists who have already sold.

However, when creating NFT art, be sure to create something that you own the copyright for.

Copyright infringement can cause trouble, so create original work instead of pixel art NFT art that reminds you of anime or manga characters.

3. How to sell dot picture NFT art

The following 6 steps are for selling dot picture NFT art.

  1. Open a crypto asset (virtual currency) exchange account
  2. Buy cryptocurrency ETH
  3. install wallet
  4. Send ETH to wallet
  5. Register with OpenSea
  6. Mint the dot picture and exhibit the work

In addition, this time, we will explain the procedure for listing on the NFT marketplace “ OpenSea ”, which has a large number of transactions and users.

(1) Open a crypto asset (virtual currency) exchange account

When selling NFT, a fee called gas fee will be charged.

OpenSea requires ETH (Ethereum) for gas. Open a cryptocurrency exchange account to buy cryptocurrencies.

Domestic cryptocurrency exchanges include Coincheck, GMO Coin, and bitFlyer.

Please prepare the following items when opening an account.

  • email address and phone number
  • Identity verification documents
    • driver’s license
    • my number card
    • Basic Resident Register card
    • passport
  • smartphone or computer

The application for opening an account will be completed in about 10 to 20 minutes.

(2) Purchase cryptocurrency ETH

After opening a cryptocurrency exchange, buy cryptocurrency ETH.

Gas costs can range from several thousand yen to tens of thousands of yen, so make sure you have enough money to spare.

(3) Install Wallet

A wallet is a virtual wallet that has the function of managing crypto assets and NFTs.

There are several wallets that support OpenSea, but we recommend MetaMask , which is easy to use and supports Japanese.

(4) Send ETH to wallet

Send the ETH you just purchased to your wallet.

At this time, be sure to check that the wallet address is entered correctly. If you send money with the wrong wallet address, you may lose your crypto assets.

Don’t type it out by hand, but copy and paste it so you don’t make any mistakes.

(5) Register with OpenSea

Next, register with OpenSea.

You can easily register just by connecting the created wallet.

(6) Mint the dot picture and exhibit the work

Finally, mint the pixel art you made. Mint is to create and issue a new NFT.

In OpenSea, a gas fee will be charged when minting NFT.

Four. What if pixel art NFT art doesn’t sell?

If pixel art NFT art is not selling, try the following 5 things.

  • raise awareness
  • be aware of trends
  • Promote using SNS
  • set a low price
  • add value

Let’s take a closer look at each cause and how to fix it.

(1) Raise awareness

Just because pixel art NFT art is traded at a high price doesn’t mean that it will sell if you make a work.

No matter how great your work is, if it is not well known, it is unlikely to sell.

First of all, it is important to let people know about the existence of the NFT art of the dot picture you made.

For example, on Twitter, NFT influencers may open the reply column for NFT promotion.

You can make it known to many people by promoting the NFT art of the dot picture you made in the influencer’s reply column. So let’s take a step to raise awareness.

You can also try registering on NFT introduction sites such as ” We’re Japan NFT Creators!! ” and ” THE NFT PROMOTER “.

(2) Be aware of trends

Selling NFT art has the following characteristics.

  • sense of unity
  • Pixel art
  • animal painting
  • girl painting
  • Generative (automatically issued NFT)

From among these, it would be a good idea to be aware of trends and combine them with “pixel art x cute girl drawings” or “pixel art x animal drawings”.

Also, what we must be aware of at the same time as the trend is the sense of unity of pixel art NFT art.

Selling NFTs always have a sense of unity. Let’s narrow down the category to one and give the pixel art NFT art a sense of unity.

(3) Advertise using SNS

In order to sell pixel art NFT art, advertising on SNS is essential. Because, as I said earlier, we need to raise awareness.

In addition to advertising in the influencer’s reply column, carry out NFT’s GiveAway project (an event to present NFT art to others) to increase awareness and promote.

When doing GiveAway, it’s important to give NFTs a rarity. Therefore, please give as a gift in limited quantities.

(4) Set the price low

Pixel art NFT art has an image that it is expensive, so many people set the price higher.

If the price is higher than the market price, it will be left unsold and will be considered unpopular, making it harder to sell.

It is a good idea to start selling at an affordable price, and then raise the price when the product becomes more popular and well-known. It is important to sell out the NFT art of the dot picture you exhibited.

(5) add value

In order to sell NFT art, including dot picture NFT art, be aware of adding value.

A famous NFT, BAYC (Bored Ape Yacht Club), NFT art functions as a community membership.

By having a membership, you can participate in the community, enjoy parties and events limited to participants, and purchase goods.

In order to sell NFT art, added value is important, so it is effective to create a community limited to buyers.

Five. Dot painting is recommended if you want to make your first NFT!

In this article, I explained the recommended apps and points for creating NFT art of pixel art, the reason why there are many pixel arts, and how to exhibit works.

The following three apps are recommended for creating dot picture NFT art.

  • 8bit painter
  • Pixelable – Pixel Art Editor
  • Pixel Art Editor – Dottable

If you use the app introduced this time, you can easily create it quickly, so it is perfect for those who make NFT art for the first time.

Also, if pixel art NFT art is not selling well, try the following five things.

  • raise awareness
  • be aware of trends
  • Promote using SNS
  • set a low price
  • add value

Why not use this article as a reference and try your hand at creating pixel art NFT art?

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