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Written by ย ย 503
9 months ago
Topics: Nft artist, NFT, WAX, Journey, Atomichub, ...

So this artist is quite young on her journey in the wax world but hey I am a sucker for pixel artwork so her NFT's really appealed to me so lets meet her

First...Thanks for having me ๐Ÿ˜Š

No problem my pleasure

So whats your name ?

My name is Ryya and I am the female artist behind CryptoSharks NFT

I have meet a lot of female artist in the NFT world which is great i have interview 3 but one who wanted to remain as Anonymous

Nice...usually I donโ€˜t care to mention it but actually it becomes more clear every day that we are kind of invisible in this space . People addressing me on twitter or telegram channels etc. are automatically assuming that you are male if you are into NFT / crypto . So its usually bro/homie/guys . So I want to do my part for a little bit of female artist visibility . And its not about sex and nft...its that it seems that people still think if you like tech/crypto/nft you must be a man because usually woman donโ€˜t like that stuff and thats oldfashioned thinking

I agree sex shouldn't matter if your NFT are good your sex shouldnt be matter once you have talent .

Thats why I usually donโ€˜t mention being female but it starts to bother me when people automatically address you as homie/bro or any other male equivalent of name

But there is actually a lot of us ๐Ÿ˜Š

Well would u not make your shark female lol

There will be a female shark end of the week

Brillant !!!!!!

The female shark will be part of my Easter special

Will there be a bunny shark ? And a shark dressed in a chick outfit ?

Maybe there will be a bunny shark... maybe

There will be lots of different Sharks in the future .The new series launches on Monday next week

With very limited mints !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How many sharks are you launching ? Next week in the series?

Starting with 2 sharks One on Monday and the other one probably on Thursday

Where you from ?

I am from Germany

So what is your twitter account ?

Do you have a telegram channel ?

Of course


So is this your full time job or what is ?

No I wish it would be...I work a regular 8-9 hours job mon-fri . I studied technical design and am specialized in packaging design and I have doing packaging for companies like sennheiser...for example I did a wide range of their gaming headset packaging a couple years ago .

So you package design let me guess you design on mac ?

Yes in the agency we all use macs . But I donโ€˜t at home...I create everything around CryptoSharks on an iPad with procreate and a custom 1px brush but if I get a new mac soon I may create even some 3D ones

iPad is still apple lol I remeber my dad using quark but thats me showing my age

Oh wow quark is stone age

Oh a 3rd shark !!!!!!

Yes a 3D shark maybe in the future or as a collab we will see . I am just at the very beginning with CryptoSharks and there is much more to come and of course this project will grow together with the community

I think the community drive the artists which is great

Yes and it is absolutely wonderful how welcoming and supporting everyone is . Love it!

I know I am loving doing interview the artist to promote them as they dont get the credit enough

Yes I read your last interview with cyberporn...very interesting to get to know the artists a bit more

Really she was lovely

Yes I believe that...

I guess u have always been artistic ?

Yes from early on usually I donโ€˜t do pixel art but I love it

What made you get into NFT's ?

CryptoSharks actually started as a childrens comic book about crypto . But I never realized the project

It reminds me of old consoles from the 90s

And then I found out about NFT's and started to mint my surreal art on the Ethereum blockchain but the fees are the artist and the collectors enemy

Wow that must of cost a pretty penny:

And then I got a tip to look at wax and Atomichub grabbed my old CryptoSharks stuff and started creating on wax maybe in the future I can see it being realized because I still think its an important thing educating about crypto in a fun way there is not much around and I think its time for it to become really accessible to the general population . But we may see a CryptoSharks Comic Style Special or Series in the future...Iโ€˜ll keep that in mind

Oh think that is missing to can help kids realize that technology is more than tinder Spotify and Facebook I think crypto is bigger than just bitcoin so many better projects and i think kids need to learn about blockchain technology

Yes totally...its still a niche . But I think we will soon see a huge hype around nft commodity collectibles like we see on wax/atomichub with more artists and huge companies coming and of course a lot more media and the next generation will hopefully just grow into it and in a few years we will have our cloths minted on the blockchain with addresses on them that you can check online for additional information etc

Something like a QR code

Maybe something like that

Hidden stuff related to scarcity and special editions and so on Nft's will be soon more than art, collectibles etc. ...the gaming NFT boom hasnโ€˜t even started yet and that will be huge

Oh everyone likes a limited edition thats what make mint 1 the most valuable in NFT's


And I think this year will be massive for NFT and the artists

Yes and like a things crypto related there will be a down side after a hype as well Just hodl ๐Ÿ˜Š

There will be ups and downs . Of course what goes up must come down but lets just enjoy it and of course hodl

Donโ€˜t care to much about it and just do what you enjoy

So other than wax what crypto do hodl

A few . I like the underdogs tbh . Stuff like holochain, btt, stmx, chz

Please don't say dogecoin ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰

Haha I do have doge yes .

I have stmx as well i suppose you aren't really into crypto if you dnt have at least one dogecoin lol

No financial advice but Iโ€˜d say a lot of the NFT related ones are a good buy and eth alternatives Wax for example is doing really good

Yea have you looked at the new bch NFT market on juungle ?

Not yet

Yea was sitting at 30 cent earlier today i got some at 7 so I am happy

That's nice! Congrats . Always buy the dip and donโ€˜t fomo

I hate fomo but I think we all get it

Sure we do...I fomoโ€˜ed on the last cartombs launch on atomic ๐Ÿ˜‚

So how long you making NFT's either on eth or on the wax network ?

Not that long...I started this year in January . And CryptoSharks is now just ~12 days old

Really so is quite new have anyone asked to Collab with you yet

So I think for such a small project from one person that's pretty great! And I hope we can grow a lot more . Yes a got a couple requests and they are all very interesting I can tell you that Iโ€˜d really be looking forward to do a dungeon CryptoSharks Collab with endlessloots...we were talking about that

Oh interesting IL bet you will get more requests once people see your open to Collab's

And a mosaicstamp Collab awesome collectibles btw. Really liked their collab with peterjgraham

Mosaic is gent I interviewed him a while back

But there are some many great ones! Itโ€˜s hard to keep track of all the amazing projects on wax/atomic and if Iโ€˜d do a 3D shark I would want a Collab with CreekDrops

I know I am finding new artists a the time

He is about to launch his cryptomoonies in 2 days They are awesome!

So who would be your favourite artist ? Why ?

On wax/atomic? Or NFT in general? In general I like ofc Beeple...because of the amazing composings ...and I absolutely adore Fewocious Weird colorful vivid imagination . On wax I am collecting or just started collecting btco because I love the art style and reference to the bitcoin story

And what would be your favourite NFT you hold can we hav a pic ?

And I just discovered writer ... and am intrigued with all the stuff they are putting together

That is the one I got today from secondary market because I missed writer before

Wow futuristic

That's my favorite at the moment

And Iโ€˜d say take a look at the project, follow them on @cryotowriter

And what's your favorite one

From the CryptoSharks its one I canโ€˜t show yet because it is releasing next week

No spoiler ๐Ÿ˜Š

From my other stuff...

Hold on

Its probably the shark bait one

Or this...

Suck it up in dreamland

The second has me confused to many hands lol they are really arty

Yes pretty different from the pixel art

How many collections or series would you like to make in the shark series ?

There is no fixed number . Iโ€˜ll just create and see where it leads me . And primarily I create because I enjoy

That's fair enough

And its awesome to have a collectors base who really enjoy and appreciate them . CryptoSharks is an underdog

I think pixel artwork is coming back

But you never know...the coin can flip fast and the moon ๐Ÿš€

What made you get into crypto in the first place ?

Oh I actually started with crypto when btc was so low it was actually given out as donation . And no I didnโ€˜t get on the train then...I wish . It was the early years of twitch

Your really lucky

Maybe even then I got into doge and then it went on

I remember used that streaming footballl

I did a couple years ago...fortnite ๐Ÿ˜Š I am coming from a gaming

Oh no doge coin and fortnite

Do you still game ?

Like I said I am not 20 anymore And started a gaming career when Facebook wasn't even around in counterstrike

I was on an all female team in early esl

Well il give you a laugh my first console was Sega master system

And we thought it was huge back then that our pcs and internet was paid by sponsors

Did you's win much ?

But nothing compared to now

We werenโ€˜t that bad but no championships

Awh I still get on and play a bit of cod on my ps5 at least once a week

I lost interest in cs more and more the more wow grew

Today I am not gaming much...sometimes on the consoles, but ATM I am getting into alien.worlds and rplanet

I really only use rplanet for staking

And I want to check niftywizards and uplift but I donโ€˜t know where to start there yet and Sega master system was amazing

My first PC donโ€˜t laugh...was a C64 with a Catasette

I dnt have enough hours in day sadly to be playing all the NFT games which I love I remember the c64 the load times oh god

My parents were huge tech fans so I had that one when I was 3 later I turned to amiga And I remember the amiga/atari battle between all My friends

I want to get my 4 year old a switch

Maybe that is where my love for pixel art comes from

I would say so

Manian mansion, zak mckraken . Those were my favorite games during this time . And of course monkey island. Always like the adventures

I loved Alex the Kid

Yes! And isnโ€˜t there a remake?

Think there was at least 2 !

And the first online game I played for a very long time was ultima online Next to legends of kesmai and magestorm on AOL back them

I think mine was quake or wolfenstein

But yes 15 years of ultima online . Oh Wolfenstein . Never really got into it . But yes quake . Good old times

I will never forget the modem sound ๐Ÿ˜‚

Oh god that noise

Yes ๐Ÿ˜Š and always hoping for a stable connection

I still hope for that today

And the cost ๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ

Where are you from btw?


Ohh lovely

To visit

Oh ok

Donโ€˜t you like to live there ?

Very expensive

Oh I see...yeah Europe in general . But I always wanted to go the nature up there

And I hope after this crisis is gone one day there will be a nft meetup

That would be brilliant

What advice do u have for artist trying to get into nft design ?

Keep it small at the beginning...grow a community and grow with your community . And always enjoy what you are doing...donโ€˜t follow trends just because you think it is what people want . People will see and know if its authentic

What hobbies do you have and what you like to do for fun ?

Oh a lot and now enough time... I enjoy riding, squash, art of course, not so much gaming anymore because I lack the time but still it is one of my hobbies Iโ€˜d consider crypto a hobby too

Crypto is a lifestyle

That aswell . I meant cryptotrading

Oh god i never gain on trading

Crypto in general is a kind of lifestyle yes totally agree

Where can we find your NFT's for sale ?

There will be a couple giveaways during the next 2 weeks yes

The easiest way is to follow on twitter or my new telegram group to never miss drops

Which we have put at the top of the interview !!!!!

Or just check my marketplace for special offers and bundle sale on atomic

And of course secondary market on atomic in general

And last of all IL be putting this up on are you on there ?

No havent heard of it before I read your last article on there

Oh your new series starts monday is there a time ?

Between 18-20 GMT+1

Is there anything else you want to add ?

Yes again thanks for having me...really like the meet the artist idea and looking forward to more of your interviews

Would you like to do a small drop for the readers ?

So if they retweet the interview you and me and leaving thete wax in the comments and of course giving me a follow

Its been a pleasure its been fun chatting about old gaming consoles lol thank you for your time and good luck with the NFT series

Likewise! Enjoyed it and the old times chat ๐Ÿ˜Š will send you something

And thank you!

No Thank you for taking the time to chat to me

Have a great evening ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ

Right guys show her some love by buying her NFT's following her on twitter or join her telegram and don't to give this an upvote

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I really love the NFT community especially artists when they arw giving an advice. Love the sharks!

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9 months ago

Love Cryto Sharks!! We'll have to make a psychedelic shark collab sometime!! โคโคโค๐ŸŒŠโœŒ๐Ÿ˜


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9 months ago

Contact her man and drop on twitter

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9 months ago

This interview is quite a bit too long. I haven't finished it yet but I will in a bit. For now, here's my "uhmqy.wam". Thanks. :)

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9 months ago

I think this is the longest interview youve had like you are chatting to an old friend ๐Ÿ˜ I like her and her pixelated sharks ๐Ÿฆˆ ๐Ÿ˜ I also agree with her that people in crypto are mostly males and we females always assumed as males.


Just in case.

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9 months ago

I am trying to get more indept interviews do u like it and drop is on twitter

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9 months ago

That's great then, okay I'll head on her Twitter. Thanks

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9 months ago

Super cool man ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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9 months ago

Hey man, You should start asking for 1 NFT for each of these interviews, you'd be much better off :D Sounds like a great idea to me, and something I would implement ASAP. You don't know if you don't try. Cheers

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9 months ago

Now now i wont say anything

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