Inside the Studio of an NFT Artist (Part 2)

Close up of artist Marble Mannequin's work station

And we’re back with Part 2 of our blog series, Inside the Studio of an NFT Artist! In this article we uncover the studio of viral creator Marble Mannequin, along with his top tips, day-to-day routine and goals as an artist. Keep scrolling for an exclusive tour inside his creative space!

Marble Mannequin

Another artist featured in our Genesis drop, the 40-year-old is based in Kew, Melbourne and has had his studio for four years. According to Marble, the workspace was originally a recording studio that became a 3D and motion graphics studio during the pandemic.

“It’s a small acoustically treated room, a record can be produced in it from start to finish. It’s equipped with two super powerful workstations used for a variety of graphic processes. All my animations for Marble Mannequin are rendered here.”

1) Tell us about your journey into digital and/or physical art.

I have been a musician since a young age. I started with 3D in 2020 due to the pandemic. 

I am a graduated audio engineer and music producer, as well as a self-taught photographer, filmmaker and now 3D artist.

2) What inspires you to create? 


3) How would you describe your style? 

Stories and dreams of surrealism evolve on a photo-realistic environment that sometimes evokes futuristic games of useless machinery. 

4) What are your studio essentials? 

A 16 channel audio interface and NVIDIA RTX 3090 24GB graphics card.

5) What’s your day-to-day/work routine like? 

If I’m not working for any particular brand, I open Blender and start playing with the default cube, move some vertices around. Letting my inspiration know that I am here. 

When I come up with an idea, I first make it work regardless of how it looks so I don’t lose interest. The physics of my animations are the hardest task to accomplish, if I am struggling with that I’ll take a break by trying some shaders on the objects.

Featured: One of Marble Mannequin’s original 1/1 artworks, “Preserved Ocean“.

6) What are your goals as an artist?  

Improve as an artist and expand my collaborations, but more importantly keep myself motivated.

7) Any tricks of the trade to share? 

Don’t overthink and start at the beginning. If you’re a beginner, have fun regardless of how your creation looks. The chances it will look amazing are pretty low. But having fun will keep you motivated. 

8) How do you unwind/reset after a long day in the studio?  

Laying down on the floor (not on the couch). 

9) Anything else you’d like to share with the audience?

Stick around, my most important collaboration to date is coming soon.

Check out Marble Mannequin’s original crypto art here.

Hope you enjoyed Part 2 of our blog series, Inside the Studio of an NFT Artist! Recap Part 1 here or keep your eyes peeled for our next artist, Nicola Coxon. For more frequent updates, join our community on Instagram or Twitter!

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