ABOUT THE DROP
Every week, a new and freshly made 3D Motion Art piece was added to Budee Mendoza's collection. This collection began on January 10, 2022 at Crypto.com/NFT with the piece "Ice on Fire" and continued on Opensea.io after 20 days with the piece "Crystallicataclysm". The collection ended on June 12, 2022.
The move to Opensea.io was made because it supports MP4 format with sound, providing a complete audiovisual experience, while Crypto.com/NFT only supports GIF minting at the moment. The last 3D Motion Art piece in this collection, "Shogun" (Series of 3), was released on June 12, 2022 on three different platforms: Opensea.io, Objkt.com, and Crypto.com.
Benedicto "Budee" O. Mendoza (xreomus) is a multi-disciplinary artist who started his career as a digital artist at the start of the millennium and is now focusing on visual effects and motion graphics. With the emergence of NFT in the metaverse and its ability to secure ownership of online works, Budee began minting his old digital artworks from the period of 2000 to 2009, which are stored in his vault.
Most of these artworks were entries for the first organization of digital artists in the Philippines, called IdN Club, which was affiliated with the IdN Magazine in Hong Kong. The publisher of the magazine, Laurence Ng, was also appointed as the chairman of the club.
Throughout his career, Budee has won several awards, including Digital Print of the Month, Digital Artist of the Month, Members Choice Award, and the coveted Master Digital Artist of the Year. He has also won various local digital art contests in the Philippines, organized by the Art Association of the Philippines, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, the Manila Local Government, and the Graphic Expo by Fiera de Manila Inc.