Collaborative Synergy: To maintain the authenticity of his journey, Hager sought insights from trusted friends and fellow artists. This collective feedback acted as a compass, guiding the curation and presentation of his visual tales.
Thematic Structuring with Generative Art: Joining forces with Danny Cole of Creature World unlocked the potential of generative art for Hager's collection. The 100 drawings were meticulously categorized into 12 visual styles - from bold patterned lines, varied media elements, poignant portraits, to pieces rich in textual content and dates. This not only provided structure but also infused a unique digital artistry to the traditional sketches. This also included deconstructing Vinnie's works into various combinations of layers that would allow for the generative code that we wrote to systematically decide how many colors would be represented in each work, randomly select a color palette for the work, randomly select which colors based on the number of colors previously determined and apply those colors as masks to the existing layers before constructing and exporting the final image and its respective metadata.
A Dual Offering: To cater to the diverse preferences of art enthusiasts, minters were presented with digital NFTs that could eventually be used to claim a physical versions of the drawings. This allowed for a wider reach, appealing to traditional art collectors and the burgeoning NFT community alike.