October 3, 2023


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Gurney Journey: Robots with Flowers

How would you visualize a portray of a robot with flowers developing out of it?

“A joyful robot with bouquets expanding out of his head, clouds in the background, digital art.” 

It’s a whimsical thought that might make a enjoyment strategy for a kid’s reserve.  

“A detailed painting of a rainbow colored robotic with flowers developing out of its head.”

Or it may well be a promising pitch for an animated film.

“A Rene Magritte portray of a robotic head with flowers increasing out of the leading with clouds in the track record.”

It could also be a concept for a team exhibition of surrealistic gallery art.

“A painting by Syd Mead of a bipedal robotic with flowers escalating out of the top of its head.”

Designer Ben Barry applied variants on this thought to create in excess of a thousand illustrations or photos in distinctive styles. Mr. Barry is not an imagemaker in the usual perception. He is 1 of the blessed couple who obtained beta access to the AI personal computer device called Dall•E 2. 

“A woodblock print of a bipedal robot with flowers developing out of the leading of its head.”

Mr. Barry arrived up with the instigating phrases or prompts, and Dall•E 2 did the relaxation, building hundreds or even countless numbers of novel illustrations or photos in a number of hrs. The prompts occasionally utilised the names of useless artists to catalyze the final results, but additional frequently than not the prompts were being just descriptive. 

These are all superior resolution images, sufficient for magazine copy. 

“A painting by Caravaggio of a robot head with flowers rising out of the leading.”

Mr. Barry edited a electronic e book that you can check out for totally free called 1000 Robots on Archive.org. He chose the issue issue of flowers and robots mainly because “I come across the idea of an artificial intelligence portray robots to be simultaneously humorous and endearing.”

“A painting by Norman Rockwell of a robot head with bouquets developing out of the top with clouds
and a rainbow in a history, digital artwork”

The technological know-how appears adept at comprehension the artistic logic of the prompt, both in phrases of design and content. But there are a number of incongruous factors, this sort of as the odd pink cable that arcs about to the rainbow.

Mr. Barry suggests: “Even though the product is able of generating other types of visuals, I located paintings to be the spot the place it actually excelled aesthetically.”

“A colourful painting by M.C. Escher
head with bouquets rising out of the prime”

The study of kinds resembles a Culture of Illustrators exhibition or a expert illustrators’ workbook. The foregoing two webpages you should not strike me as particularly reminiscent of Rockwell or Escher, but to me they rating fairly significant on inside coherence and aesthetic enchantment.  

Suitable now only a few men and women have accessibility to this software, but presumably it will quickly be commonly readily available basically for absolutely free.

“a significantly lit brightly coloured in-depth painting of a robot artist portray a image”

The electricity of this synthetic intelligence presents me a combination of feelings: I’m surprised, delighted, intimidated, and a bit breathless at the pace of the progress. 

If you are an illustrator or gallery artist who paints surrealistic visuals in your individual model, it can be a very good time for soul-looking. 

You might look at:

1. How you would use these resources. 

2, How you will give worth for clients who have these equipment.

3. How you will develop artwork that these equipment are not able to carry out. 

This system of synthetic intelligence would not do away with regular human artists—(and by “standard” I include things like electronic artists with those who use physical paint.)

But it will ship shock waves as a result of the illustration planet, and it will substitute a good deal of positions. Shortly, any one and every person will be in a position to make images quickly, cheaply, and rapidly with straightforward prompts of organic language.