The blue frock peter robinsonOct 3, 2022Oct 4, 2022a portrait of the artist Post navigation PreviousNext Pencil watercolour gouache on A3 paper After a photo Share this:TwitterFacebookRedditLike this:Like Loading...
GREAT – and so inviting …
This is what AI is (still) not able to create – but this is only a matter of training.
Thanks! A lot of errors… for instance the pencil was a soft B rather than a hard H. Which makes it difficult to conceal using gouache. (Acrylics is another option, but not for me: I gave up using it decades ago because I didn’t like the ‘plastic-ness’ of the paint.) Soft lead / graphite tends to bleed through ‘natural’ paint media. Drawing lightly with an H is acceptable even in watercolour. But the soft B was a mistake. One learns. One is constantly learning.
I don’t think mechanical artificial intelligence is at all like organic human intelligence. There will no doubt be a slot, probably already is, in the arts, designated AI art, or whatever, but it will never replace human art, it can only badly imitate it at best. You cannot train a machine to make mistakes, to take advantages of actual accidents, to destroy what it doesn’t like and, in short, to make decisions.
The medium is the message, said Marshall McLuhan; the message from AI will always be medium-dependent.
I’ve only recently used AI in some of my work. The ibisPaint app for iPad has a sort of filter that creates a subtle diffusion of color based on line work. I have to say I enjoy the effect. Your photos of Ireland really displays its beauty. Peter I have to go through a bit of a login process for every comment, is that the setting you want?