In a bid to catch up with the world at large and see what on earth is going on in creative circles these days I have been having a bit of a go with AI generated art.
I am going to share a few positive results with you initially and then, in the future, I will show you a few not so successful ones too.
Sadly no in-depth tutorial for this one but I do plan on doing a video on me YouTube channel in the future so do look out for that one.
Anyhoo, for one batch of attempts I have been using CF Spark (you may know the CF bit from my Creative Fabric Fans and Creative Fabrica Store).
This type of image generator works by you feeding it some words describing what you would like – e.g. “Snow covered cottage in the style of thomas kincade” or something like that and it will generate and display four pictures for you to choose from. In fact, this seems to be how most of them are working at the moment.
Now, my “success” rate, judged solely by my personal standards, has been about 1 in 4 and the results – I think – have largely depended on the subject matter and the amount of detail that I added.
Quite often things would be rejected based on various issues such as composition, colour, detail, aberrations, and so on however it does actually seem possible to create some half decent images.
Here is my collection so far…
… which you can see and download here.
FYI, I think you have to be a subscriber of their main website to be able to download these as they are not part of my CF Store or CF Fans page.
Despite the interweb declaring that artists and graphic designers are out of a job, I think that that is a long way off as the algorithms are definitely not perfect but listen, people have already won awards for using this technology in the art industry so, never say never and who knows where will be in ten years.
I for one still enjoy the smell, touch, experimentation and frustrations of doing it the old fashioned way, at least for now.
What are your thoughts on this?