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AI Generated Digital Painting from Start to Finish

AI Generated Digital Painting

AI Generated Digital Painting of a Purple Flower (source: Michael Wehar)

Introduction

In this article we visualize AI Generated Digital Painting from Start to Finish.

My Question

I have never been very good at drawing or painting. I continually try, but often fall short of making anything more than a simple design. As a computer programmer, I often wonder:

Can we make a computer draw (or paint) like a skilled human?

Digital Painting

There are many different mediums for drawing and painting. Unless we use robotics or some kind of printing mechanism, we are restricted to digital creations.

To simplify things, let us restrict ourselves to a special kind of digital creation called a digital painting. Digital paintings can be created on a digital canvas. A digital canvas is a 2D digital region where colors can be applied with defined patterns and drawing tools. Paint, Photoshop, GIMP, and most other computer drawing programs enable users to draw on digital canvases.

Digital painting has become popular in recent years with digital painting timelapses on Youtube. In these timelapses, artists show the entire drawing process from start to finish in a matter of seconds.

My Solution

For my side project, I made an AI-based computer program that creates digital paintings on a digital canvas.

Here we visualize the drawing process of a series of flowers by the AI from start to finish.

Source – YouTube|AI Generated Digital painting.

Here is a side-by-side comparison of the AI’s drawings versus the original photographs.

Side-by-side comparison of AI's drawings versus original photographs
Side-by-side comparison (source: Michael Wehar)

How does the AI work?

First, we feed the AI-based program an image to draw. Then, the program one at a time draws line segments onto the digital canvas. The line segments have varying thickness and color.

Selecting the line segments to draw can be thought of as a one player game. For each turn, the AI is trying to get closer to the solution by making an optimal selection.

What do you think?

This was my first attempt at AI Generated Digital Painting.  I hope to continue to make improvements and am open to collaboration.  Leave a comment below if you have any thoughts or feedback.  Thank you!

AI based illustrator draws pictures to go with text captions.

Michael Wehar

I am a passionate researcher, mentor, and teacher. I am always happy to make new connections and explore possible collaborations. Please feel welcome to contact me anytime.

24 comments on “AI Generated Digital Painting from Start to Finish

  1. Hi I’m learning more about AI and wanted to say hello. Nice project

  2. Michael Wehar

    Thank you very much for your kind comment! I really appreciate it.

    I hope to contribute another post later this week.

    If you are learning AI, then you should totally consider submitting Blog Articles as well.

    You could share the neat things that you learn with others. 🙂

  3. Thanks for taking the time to talk about this, I feel strongly about it and like mastering far more on this subject. If achievable, as you acquire experience, would you thoughts updating your blog with a lot more details? Its very helpful for me.

  4. Michael Wehar

    Thank you so much for your comment!

    I usually start small with my side projects and work very slowly.

    So far, I created a prototype and then wrote this blog post. 🙂

    A lot of people showed interest so I am excited to slowly continue the project. Maybe my next step is to write a follow-up on some approaches from other people or to make my code open source.

    It takes me quite a bit of time for this, but please keep in touch and maybe I can have some updates in March or April. I would also be very excited to hear about what you are doing related to AI Generated Art. Maybe that could be featured in a future post.

    Thank you again for your kindness and support!

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