Unleashing Creativity with AI Tools: Full Disclosure of My Creative Process”

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Let’s talk about the elephant in the room when it comes to AI art creation – resistance. Like all new creative processes, there is bound to be skepticism and pushback from those who believe that art should be created solely by human hands.

Machine learning algorithms and artificial intelligence techniques are trained on vast amounts of data, such as images, music, or other artistic works, and learn patterns, styles, and aesthetics from the data. With this learned knowledge, AI algorithms can generate new artworks by combining or reinterpreting existing elements or even creating entirely new compositions. The result is innovative and creative pieces that push the boundaries of traditional art.

As a content creator/illustrator myself, I understand that even those of us who work with traditional mediums often use reference materials or are influenced by art styles or other artists. However, AI art creation raises ethical, legal, and philosophical questions about the attribution of authorship and ownership of generated artworks, as well as the role of human artists in the creative process. These are important questions that need to be considered as AI art creation continues to evolve and shape the art world.

It is essential to recognize that while AI tools offer a novel way of creating art, the artist’s vision and creativity are still the driving force behind the work. The integration of AI art creation with traditional art forms can foster a new age of art, where innovation and creativity have no bounds. AI art creation presents new opportunities for artistic expression, and I believe that it can coexist harmoniously with traditional art forms.

The idea of complete control over the creative process is a myth, even when using traditional mediums like paint, charcoal, or pencils, the practise is fluid and organic. These are all tools that aid in the creation process, and AI is no different. It’s simply another tool to be used in the art-making process. The beauty of AI art creation is that it allows for even more experimentation and exploration, opening up new possibilities and avenues for creative expression. Art is a fluid and organic process that often takes on a life of its own.

The AI algorithm is a collaborator, not a replacement for human creativity. I guide the process and make the final decisions on which images to combine, how to blend them, and what the final piece should look like. If you find yourself feeling stuck in your creative process, experimenting with AI art creation can present an opportunity to challenge yourself and explore new possibilities. Who knows? You might discover an entirely new realm of artistic expression.

I am the art director, I use the MidJourney AI image prompt to guide the AI in bringing my creative vision to life. By uploading reference images and providing direction, I am able to explore multiple options and focus on achieving the desired aesthetic. This tool has proven invaluable in refining my ideas and allowing me to experiment with various possibilities.