Jamieson created his arts by using high-resolution images of his previous works and minting them to be uploaded on the NFT marketplaces for sale.
36-year-old Brooklyn artist Blake Jamieson has made over $46,000 in about six weeks from selling (NFTs) Non-fungible tokens. Jamieson started selling his NFTs from the beginning of February till Mid-March on digital art marketplaces like SuperRare and OpenSea.
Over the past weeks, the NFT market has been bubbling with artists, celebrities, and firms making their debuts into the space. Also, there have been several record sales of NFTs since the trend started. Auction company Christie’s became the first to sell an NFT. Bidding for digital art started at $100 on the 25th of February and eventually sold at over $63 million on the 18th of February.
Blake Jamieson Makes $46,000 from NFTs
Jamieson has notable clients for his vibrant paintings. Some of his professional athletes include former National Football League (NFL) running back CJ Anderson. Jamieson got to know about NFTs from his friend, who is also an NFT artist and ex-player of the Major League Baseball, Micah Johnson.
Information provided by SuperRare showed that Jamieson had sold a total of 19 NFTs at $34,765. Also, the platform stated that the artist’s highest sale was $4,772, and the highest average sale price was $2,483. Additionally, Jamieson has sold one NFT of his Lebron James paintings for about $6,500 on OpenSea.
CNBC noted that Jamieson usually sells a piece of his physical art for about $10,000 to $15,000, higher than the prices of his NFTs. Annually, the artist said he makes about $1000,0000 to $150,000. However, in 2020, Jamieson made around $800,000m fueled by his partnership with collectibles company Topps. Topps collaborated with Jamieson, and the artist was commissioned to recreate 20 different iconic baseball cards.
Despite that he makes lesser than his physical arts via NFTs, Jamieson said that the extra income “makes a huge impact on the business today.”
Speaking on the recent NFTs sales, Jamieson said in a statement:
“I firmly believe that I will be a millionaire in like eight weeks, just because I see the potential of the NFT stuff. I have a really big rolodex of pro-athlete clients and they’re like beating down my door to do this stuff.”
Jamieson’s arts span across athletes’ portraits of abstract paintings. He created his arts by using high-resolution images of his previous works and minting them to be uploaded on the NFT marketplaces for sale. An example is the picture of one of his past paintings, a “trippy, funky” acrylic pour painting. He took pictures of the image sections and listed each as NFTs on the digital art platform SuperRare as a series.
“I was like, ‘Somebody’s going to pay me over $150 for that jpeg of a painting that I painted two years ago and I don’t even think about anymore?’ That gets me more excited,” said he.
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