@TomLikesRobots Published October 7, 2022

[AI Art Weekly] Tom, what is your favourite prompt when creating art?

This is one of my favourite results and was one of my first successful audio-reactive animations:

I set this up with @deforum_art/#stablediffusion to generate overnight. The strength_schedule is mapped to the audio so the fox changes to the beat. There are a couple of things I'd change but I love the effect🦊🦊🦊 Trimmed to 2mins for Twitter. Music made with @mubertapp
September 19, 2022 08:41

Prompt: geometric portrait, Red Fox, symmetry, identical eyes, fantasy, medium shot, pastel color illustration, ornate, super detailed, cinematic lighting, detailed, intricate (+ artist of your choice). I think the imagery is really strong throughout the animation and works well with the music.

If I’m stuck for inspiration I’ll come back to Norman Rockwell or Edward Hopper. Both painted scenes of American life but Rockwell portrays warmth and happiness whereas Hopper portrays loneliness and realism. By including these artists in a prompt it makes it easier to build a scene that focuses on people.

Back in July I posted some of my early Stable Diffusion images and you might be able to see the influence of these artists.

Image by @TomLikesRobots using Norman Rockwell / Edward Hopper as part of the prompt.

[AI Art Weekly] Who is your favourite artist?

It’s almost cliche as he’s so popular, but Leonardo Da Vinci was someone who wasn’t limited by the thinking of his time.

I love the way he incorporated the natural world into his paintings and drawings. His use of light and shadow to create a sense of depth and movement in his work is inspiring today.

His work represents the perfect balance between art and science.

No, this isn’t AI art, this is an actual painting of Leonardo Da Vinci from 1505 called “The Battle of Anghiari”.

[AI Art Weekly] How do you think AI Art tools will evolve in the future? What possibilities can you image?

There are so many great tools and workflows. Dalle and MidJourney make it easy to generate great images with a simple prompt, but Stable Diffusion’s open source release has resulted in an explosion of tools and creativity.

My favourite tool for Stable Diffusion is the Deforum notebook which feels very familiar to anyone who ever used Disco Diffusion.

As a very brief overview, for an audio reactive animation I will:

If anything’s not working just start again. It usually doesn’t take long to spot there’s something wrong.

[AI Art Weekly] Anything else you want to share?

We’re at a point where anyone can create great looking images with minimum effort. There are millions of users on MidJourney and DreamStudio. What do we do now? How do we distinguish ourselves from the crowd and create something original?

I spent four years at art school and love drawing, sculpting and painting. I don’t think AI will or should replace that. I’m constantly looking at what can be achieved with generative AI that can’t be done in any other way.

Social media is full of fascinating AI generated tech demos but there must be more we can do. I have stories to tell and I’m constantly exploring ways to tell those stories.

The future of Generative AI is bright.

by @dreamingtulpa