Several months ago, back in March which seems like an eternity in 2020 time, Daniel Krawisz asked if I’d be interested in drawing a couple of pictures for his next video/movie. I accepted the job because from past experience, Daniel is quite easy to work with. Our communications are straight forward and he is a good art director.

Daniel briefly described the two drawings he needed: “Monkeys destroying statues” and “Monkeys putting statues back together” featuring “The Thinker” by Rodin. I asked for a deadline. When clarification was needed, it was done quickly within a few direct messages. Since Daniel is looking to improve the Bitcoin economy he is quite open to whatever the artist comes up with. Daniel doesn’t ask me to do things outside my realm of expertise. He found other specialists to do the voice acting, music plus sound design, animation, and more art. And then put it all together. Basically, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

I didn’t even need to fully understand the content of the entire video, which is usually the case when I’m trying to figure out what Daniel is trying to say. Daniel has thought deeply about Bitcoin over a long period of time. Something about energy and an economy, lol. Bitcoin makes it easier for people to cooperate and specialize. You be you, and I’ll be me.

So it was a pleasure to contribute a small part to one of Daniel’s recent creative endeavours.

In case you missed the movie and commentary between Daniel Krawisz and Michael Finney (who did the voice acting) to accompany this video, here it is: