Who are you?
Hey! My name is Jim. I’m a relatively new “artist” that comes from an engineering background.
When did you start making art?
I didn’t start making art until a couple of months ago, actually. I was always drawing as a child but I never actively pursued art until I discovered FxHash through my close friends. After seeing some of the amazing projects that FxHash had to offer, I felt inspired to make something of my own.
How did you come up with the name Jim The Bim?
Haha “Jim the Bim” is an old high school nickname of mine. It’s a meaningless name that kinda just stuck.
How did you hear about FxHash?
I heard about FxHash through a close friend of mine, Punevyr. He had just minted his “Punevyr Face” project and shilled it to the whole friend group 😆. I minted one and lurked on the website for awhile, until I eventually made a project of my own.
Fruity boys was your Genesis piece which you gave out for free. How did you come up with the idea for this?
Fruity Boys kinda just hit me outta the blue one day. I’ve always like pfp projects so I decided to try and make one for myself. Then midway through I just decided to make them as cursed looking as possible, just to give them that extra spice haha.
What would you call your style?
I’m still kind of discovering my style to be honest. I like to incorporate a lot of 3D modeling into my projects but I’ve started to verge more into 2D pixel art.
What is your creative process like?
For most of my projects, I use a mix of Blender and Photoshop. I think Blender is an absolute BEAST of a software that, once you get used to, has infinite possibilities. I sculpt my 3d models in Blender, then export them into Photoshop for coloring/texturing.
Which of your creations has been your favorite this far?
My favorite project so far is “Buff Bois”. I had a blast with their design and just enjoy their “Alpha Energy” lol.
How have you felt about all the positive reception you have received since joining FxHash?
The FxHash community is unrivaled. By far the nicest community on the internet. I was blown away with the overwhelming positive support my projects received. It really helped me build confidence as a newer artist.
What do you have planned for 2022?
2022 will be a busy year. I just graduated university this year and started working in the Mechanical Engineering field. So, trying to find a balance between work and art will be something I have to get used to. However, I am still very excited for my upcoming projects. I’m currently working on some very exciting collabs. as well as experimenting with animation and music related generative art.
Is there anyone you want to shout-out?
I would like to shout out my BOYS 😆. In all seriousness, their support means the world to me and I am thankful to have such a strong friend group.
Thank you for interviewing me, ArtistJohn. I am beyond thankful that you have given me an opportunity to tell my story. I appreciate all that you have done for me and for the FxHash community. 🙂