“Bitcoin Bear” Original

“Bitcoin Bear” features two common NFTs: one greyscale piece of art and a gradient “utility swatch.” Blend them to form a rare, full color version. Blend all three to redeem an even rarer black label version.

“Bitcoin Bear” Original


Learn more about CryptoSwatch founder @mjmacfadden and his original piece titled “Bitcoin Bear.”


About this piece:

I started designing “Bitcoin Bear” before I had even conceived of the cryptoswatch project. It was in direct response to Beeple’s “Bull Run.” At the time, I didn’t know anything about his artistic process. I was simply curious if I could pull off some of the same visual techniques with my skill set.

Using several assets from pixabay.com and leveraging Adobe Photoshop, I had fun playing with a tool that was new to me: the warp tool. It was also fun exploring perspective adjustments, shadow creation, advanced masking techniques, and light and shadow.

When I mostly finished working on this piece, it sat in a folder in My Documents collecting digital dust for over a year. Now that we are decidely in a bear market, it felt appropriate to put the final touches on it and mint it as a crypto swatch.

While perhaps not conceptually the most original piece, I hope you enjoy what I’ve put together. 


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