You will not let her see the strange guest at your table... and yet here it is, the strange guest, the wild god which is A.I.
Last week we took a look at what A.I. can do with a painting. When you're stuck, seeking different ways to view your work, it is a mighty valuable critic. This week, let's wander into generating inspiration images from photographs.
Using a photo taken by a creative mischief-maker (my husband), the bot was asked to interpret it as a painting. It first wandered down the path of illustration and moebius. This is a good prompt to allow a bit of chaos and dystopian scenes. After many prompts and meanderings, it ultimately landed on the second image below. It was photorealistic, but that works when you're just looking for a jumping off point. Goodbye Unsplash and license-free reference photos. Hello wild and wonderful photo wanderings.
The bot can do some things with landscape photos as well. We will take a gander at that in a future post.
My favorite technique (moving the wet paint with a rubber wedge) created some fabulous texture and highlights in the abstracted hair. A little splatter of red on the left side of the antlers was the final touch. Oh oh OH!
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