Man-Lizard from “In the Walls of Eryx” by H.P.L. by duoOpen full image in new tab
jdwtrxk 10:21AM | Fri, 17 June 2022
Very nice. No need to justify using Ai - let the bloviators babble on about it for lack of anything better to squawk about. The art looks great and that's all that matters. if using computers in some fashion or another is such an affront to the arts, why aren't we restricted to brush, pan, and clay?
duo Online Now! 2:00AM | Sat, 18 June 2022
As those who follow me on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/innovariart) may have noticed that a few weeks ago I began experimenting with using AI in my digital illustrations. Some people (a few people actually), however, complain to me saying: "You use AI and then market illustrations made by AI? In that way everyone is capable!" Of course this is a false impression, because in fact not everyone can get the same results that I get using the visual material that AI produces according to a specific initial idea. 😉
As you can also see from my official website (https://www.rotwangstudio.com), some of my latest illustrations are "AI AIDED" (assisted by AI) but they are NEVER the "raw" images generated by AI, otherwise there would be no chance for them to come out that way, and for the most part they would be abstract images, sometimes even interesting but totally random, and not at all controllable by me or plannable according to a precise initial idea. They are in fact based on visual material partially produced by AI (and it is certainly no secret) guided by me and at my direction, and they use elements of AI-generated images, but also artistic elements made from scratch by me with other software and applications, and there is still a considerable amount of "manual" work made of combinations, cutouts, blending between different images, additions, subtractions, retouching, color correction, effects and composition made by me in Photoshop spending many hours. This and my technical, cultural and artistic know-how is why you might buy (and pay me) these kind of MY illustrations (and NOT "made" by the AI) 😉 After all, no one ever complained about painter Andy Warhol because he was getting paid (at great expense) to blatantly reuse Campbell's ads mediated by his artistic sensibilities, so why complain about the same approach as me? 🙂 Mine is pop-art, too! And since it is commercial, it can't get any more pop-art than that! 👍
If the use of technology to artistically interpret reality were not art, then artistic photography would not exist and great artists such as Man Ray or Robert Capa who used photography as a medium would just be photography technicians who artistically cheated by using a technical trick. But of course, as has been universally established for a century, this is not the case.... After all you can paint on a rock only with natural earth colors using only your fingers. But perhaps for some, still bound exclusively to prehistoric art, using artificial colors and brushes on a canvas is already cheating... 😂 Of course, AI has only been present in the last few weeks in my decades-long profession as a digital illustrator, and it's not the main medium that I use, but since I discovered it very recently, I do not disdain using it if it is useful - and it is useful. The important thing is the end result and eventual "customer satisfaction", since I am not a painter who paints for an artistic whim, but a commercial artist illustrating commercial products. 👍 I've recently discovered AI art applications, they excite me a lot, and in the last couple of weeks I've been experimenting extensively with their creative possibilities.... it really is a new kind of "artistic medium" (something more than Photoshop or 3D programs) that also expands creativity a lot...😉
bob4artist 4:58PM | Fri, 17 June 2022
Nice diatribe on art. Really like the images you have been creating. The discussion can be presented as: which is more important, the finished image or how you produced?
lizard01 8:51AM | Sat, 18 June 2022
Purely addressing the images and not the means of their creation. Your latest posts are next level awesome.
miwi 3:57PM | Sat, 18 June 2022
Agree : Very nice. No need to justify using Ai - let the bloviators babble on about it for lack of anything better to squawk about. The art looks great and that's all that matters. if using computers in some fashion or another is such an affront to the arts, why aren't we restricted to brush, pan, and clay?