Fun with AI Art - This senior old dinosaur altering Avatar with AI art πŸ˜€

in Alien Art Hive β€’ 5 months ago

Empowered by HIVE!
Me, a senior semi-retired person playing around with AI art?
All possible because of HIVE learning!

One day vs. 8-10 mins! That is the difference I experienced in creating an Avatar (just one image) manually in triangle art mosaic style and creating SEVERAL versions using AI !!!

Here is what I mean...

blog title.png

I had heard about AI art and creativity but never thought I would be able to type in a few words and get such amazing artistic impressions from AI!!

I had created my Lion Avatar during 2018 manually, using a vector drawing software.


image.png
My manually created digital art

I labored to make all the mosaic triangles in Inkscape and somehow fit them together to make a lion face for my Avatar. It took me more than a day actually to make this image on the left! A simple image with only 3-4 colors. The AI made me 7-8 images within 8-10 minutes of effort!

Let me start at the beginning though -

When @castleberry inspired all of us through his post to try @ausbitbank Discord channel with AI Bot, I thought - why no, let me see if I can try something simple and experience the power of AI.

I am far far away from getting to completely exploit the power of this great AI tool but I must share my experience here - for people like me on HIVE, who, perhaps, like blogging but are a bit scared to use technology such as this..

The tool is actually bot that we can interact in Discord. I could join the correct channel just by clicking on the link https://discord.gg/DSdK9KRJxq which was provided by @ausbitbank in his post Our new stable diffusion discord bot. I am thankful to these HIVE personalities who created and are maintaining this great tool.

All I had to do was follow directions in the post and start giving prompt words to the Arty Bot like shown in the screenshot below and it started creating amazing images. I typed "!dream" followed by prompt words describing a mental image of the subject I wanted to create...


image.png

Here are some of the Avatar potential images I created in under 10 minutes. The prompt words I used are also mentioned below the images...


image.png
prompt: triangular art forming stylized lion face

This was a bit too stylized an without using only triangular forms. I thought of making something like a mosaic with triangular pieces...
So I edited prompt and tried again...


image.png
prompt:triangle art mosaic forming lion face

This was great but still had some curves etc. which were not strictly triangular mosaic type. So I tried again with stricter enforcing of triangular mosaic requirement...


image.png
prompt: triangle art mosaic forming lion face with strictly on triangular mosaic pieces

Wow - this looked very close to mosaic style avatar lion face it did not necessarily with all triangular pieces but came very close to a lovely avatar in triangular mosaic style.

I then experimented a bit more by adding some vibrant coloring to the concept...


image.png
prompt: triangle art mosaic forming lion face with strictly on triangular mosaic pieces with vibrant rainbow colors

I also 'reimagined' and added 'black bacground' descriptor to the prompt to get another lovely version...


image.png
prompt: triangle art mosaic forming lion face with strictly on triangular mosaic pieces with vibrant rainbow colors with black background

I was blown away by this creativity at my fingertips (literally - by typing!!) What do you think? Please feel free to comment and let me know your opinion on AI, my avatar efforts etc.

Also - please let me know which of the Avatars you really like...

I must further say that I felt a bit redundant πŸ˜€. I am no artist but for someone who is a traditional artist, is this a threat or is it a chance for them to 'upgrade' their art to the next level? What do you think?

Please comment freely and let me know your opinion. I usually try to bring many different types of wildlife photos/macro/Astro posts to the HIVE platform. This digital art is not really my domain but is piquing my interest. Feedback and comments are welcome,. I am still learning many techniques and always value feedback from experts in this community.

I also realize that this is not strictly 'Alien Art' perhaps but since my 'Guru' for such AI art, @castleberry (at least I deemed him my Guru because I was inspired by his efforts of AI art) posted in this community, I too am posting here. I apologize in advance if it is a wrong community to post in.

Have a nice day everyone. Cheers!


sig -wild spirit- removebg-preview.png

2bottom header image vm2904 (FILEminimizer).png
the alliance logo.png

Sort: Β 

I'm glad you took the opportunity to give it a try. Looks like you had some nice results too! Cheers

@castleberry Thanks. I seriously doubt if I would have tried something like this without the HIVE platform and examples set by creative people like you. Awesome. Salut!

Impressive, quick designs created with AI! @vm2904

These two are my favorites.

I would intensify the coloring of the lion's eyes

Need my sunglasses on for this one!πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜‚πŸ˜

!LADY

View or trade LOH tokens.


@ninahaskin, you successfully shared 0.1000 LOH with @vm2904 and you earned 0.1000 LOH as tips. (7/7 calls)

Use !LADY command to share LOH! More details available in this post.

Thank you so much. I wasn’t sure about any of this since it is not really my domain but HIVE is all about creativity and learning new things so thought I will try.
I will work on your suggestions.
And LOL I understand how that last one makes you whip out your sunglasses. πŸ˜‚

Congratulations @vm2904! You have completed the following achievement on the Hive blockchain And have been rewarded with New badge(s)

You distributed more than 34000 upvotes.
Your next target is to reach 35000 upvotes.

You can view your badges on your board and compare yourself to others in the Ranking
If you no longer want to receive notifications, reply to this comment with the word STOP

To support your work, I also upvoted your post!

Check out our last posts:

LEO Power Up Day - April 15, 2023
The Hive Gamification Proposal
Support the HiveBuzz project. Vote for our proposal!