Artist Profile: DirtyRobot

Working primarily with pen and ink, he creates rich characters and scenes that jumpstart the imagination and practically compel the viewer to journey to new worlds and form elaborate backstories.

Artist Profile: DirtyRobot

Daniel Isles, working under the moniker DirtyRobot, is another supremely talented artist whose works grace some of the most compelling Ether Cards in the collection. Born in the United Kingdom, Daniel produces his artwork from Japan.

I don’t know the backstory of the nome d’arte DirtyRobot, but it fits beautifully with Daniel’s style – simultaneously deeply organic and intricately precise.

Working primarily with pen and ink, he creates rich characters and scenes that jumpstart the imagination and practically compel the viewer to journey to new worlds and form elaborate backstories.

DirtyRobot has 13 unique pieces that are featured across eight OG and 50 Alpha cards. His contributions to the accidental collaboration artwork, components of which appear on the front of Founders cards and the backs of Alphas and OGs, are some of the most distinctive and sought after.

OG 62 featuring “Donut Cat” is one of my favorites, combining elements both futuristic and familiar, warm and whimsical. The details are a joy to discover – a common theme in all of DirtyRobot’s works.

OG #62 Donut Cat by DirtyRobot. Source: Ether Cards Explorer

DirtyRobot’s latest project is an incredible fusion of art, ambition, and technology. The Seasons NFT collection will span across the four temporal seasons: Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring.

Each season will feature multiple NFTs depicting standalone scenes set in both the day and the night. Using Ether Cards platform technology, day and night scenes can be forged to create one of the most advanced pieces of NFT artwork on the market – a single NFT that shifts between day and night in real time.

Going even further, the four timeshifting NFTs of a season can be forged into a single, stunning, cohesive scene that again changes appearance based on real time. Just recently, 128 of these Summer Final NFTs were forged, and the results were stunning. Many of these NFTs also included a trait that allowed for the redemption of a signed physical copy of the artwork.

DirtyRobot's Seasons Collection Summer Final NFT. Source: DirtyRobot

This same cycle will continue for the Fall, Winter, and Spring seasons collections. Eventually, one lucky collector will be able to forge all four final seasons pieces together into a single, unique masterpiece. The Seasons collection is truly a groundbreaking venture in NFT artwork.

Being a sucker for wizards, though, there’s one other thing I’m personally super excited about – DirtyRobot will be creating a Wizards avatar project exclusively for Ether Cards holders. Holders will be able to mint a DirtyRobot Wizard for each Ether Card in their wallet. I can hardly wait to see how the Wizards project turns out.

Thanks for joining me in exploring the work of this amazingly talented artist, and be sure to check out DirtyRobot’s work at danielisles.com and 0xfiles!