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Sketchar Launches First In-App Community-Created NFT Collection Featuring Pixelated Martians 

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Sketchar Inc., a deep-tech company behind the Sketchar art app, is taking another step towards the decentralized creator economy by launching its first NFT collection called Martians888. This new NFT collection was created in collaboration with the Mars4 project.

What is the Martians888 NFT collection?

Martians888 is an art collection of pixelated characters created by very different artists on the Sketchar app from November-December 2021 as part of the thematic art contest launched jointly with Mars4, a virtual Mars metaverse. 

The Mars4 project is split into three interconnected parts: NFTs, MARS4 dollars, and the upcoming game.

NFTs of Mars4 are land plots on virtual Mars made with NASA data in mind. In the upcoming game, players will be able to explore their land plots, gather resources, trade, and complete various tasks to earn money from playing as it will be a play-to-earn game.

With the first drop of Martians888 Mars4 is giving away 20% OFF for Mars Land NFTs with a coupon code “Martians888” to use at the checkout!

What makes this collection special?

Each artwork is unique, so is the author behind it. In total, about 2,500 Martians were drawn, of which the top 888 were converted into NFTs.

The number 888 was chosen to match the number of rare NFTs on Mars4. These rare NFTs are uncommon and exclusive pieces of land on Mars, such as craters or mountains. 

Sketchar aims to be the place where iconic art collections are born through community collaboration.

About its first drop

The presale drop will include 22 artworks worth 0.0888 ETH each and will appear on the Sketchar marketplace homepage​ on March 30, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. (PST, UTC/GMT-8).

How to buy an NFT Martian?

  1. Create a crypto-wallet and replenish it with ether.
  2. Transfer your funds to the Polygon network.
  3. Click on the buy button next to the artwork.

The remaining 866 pieces from the Martians888 collection will also be put up for sale as sets in Q2 of 2022.

What are the gains for collectors?

  1. The authentic collection with huge potential.
  2. 100% rarity of each item in the Collective Collections made on Sketchar – there is a real creator behind each piece.
  3. Tokenomics-based rewards (Q3–4’22).

The Sketchar marketplace provides collectors with access to unique authentic art, plus the opportunity to support its creators. Artists receive 85% of each sale, 10% goes to the Sketchar team for further product development, 5% – to the Sketchar Creator Foundation. 

Currently, the marketplace uses the Polygon blockchain platform. More blockchains will be available to creators soon, such as Binance, Solana, Mintable, etc. 

About Sketchar

Sketchar started as a deep-tech AR app in 2017 and is now building a web3 monetization infrastructure to help digital artists live off their art.

Sketchar poses a web3 consumer layer for 90% of the creators who want to join this innovative digital world. 

Founded by contemporary artist Andrey Adno Drobitko (CEO) and art-passionate IT expert Alex Danilin (CTO) in Vilnius, Lithuania. The Sketchar app keeps providing creators with a wide range of drawing tools, an inspiring environment, and a supportive community. It welcomes artists of any level, from beginners to professionals.

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