Review of Stable Diffusion
Artificial intelligence is a buzzword these days. We can easily taste artificial intelligence for free through various routes, from chat GPT to sites that draw pictures. Stable Diffusion, introduced below, is a site of this kind.
This site initially started for fun, but later, by necessity, many creative keywords were created to try to get a picture. It shows the visuals to the extent that it is impossible to know whether artificial intelligence has drawn them. And you will be surprised by the development of artificial intelligence drawing site technology.
However, in my personal opinion, it would be nice to use it when you don't have time to draw in a hurry, when you want to get the image you want in a short period of time, or when you want to get an animation scene like a game or just for fun.
However, I am sure that I have not yet risen to the level of professional art.
For example, in my case, I tried keywording to get an image of an art class that fosters future creativity. After that I was able to get the image below.
Something bizarre, why is there an extra human arm? And all the characters have their burry faces together. I think making it clear would be hard to bear with the numerous copyright issues. If possible, it is broken and smudged so people can't easily recognize it, but it seems to be made with a structure that can match the atmosphere.
In order to understand artificial intelligence simply, I just keyworded it as a future art classroom. But it's not the kind of image I want.
This time, I tried keywording while imagining a recent painting. This is the keywording I did in my mind when I drew the picture.
I put in various keywords and generated them to get an image like the picture on the left I drew. However, after many attempts, the image I got which I thought was the most similar was the one on the right.
The picture drawn by A.I on the right was identical in that it dealt with the subject I thought in terms of overlapping mountains and a girl fishing. However, the keyword “big fish” could not be expressed. Also, the girl's face is grotesquely strange, and the place was drawn as if it meant a specific place in a certain country, as I wanted to express a dream in my case.
So, in order to make artificial intelligence understand the feeling in the dream, I entered it as a different keyword and got the following result.
However, it is expressed like a picture drawn by a child, like a picture in a game, but it does not give a more professional feeling. In addition, the faces of the characters are crushed, the body motions are very awkward, and in some cases, the front and back do not match as if fish are flying in the sky. Above all, the artistic composition is uncomfortably tangled. Overall, it doesn't give a comfortable feeling, and it's better than what a machine drew, and it can be evaluated that it's better than what a person who can't draw normally draws, but it still seems to be at a level that can't catch up with professional painters.
The biggest reason I think is that machines have a prejudice against watercolors. In watercolor, there is a limit to expression because there is a confinement that it should be this way and that way. However, professional artists express new things beyond the limitations of materials. In this respect, it seems that artificial intelligence will not be able to follow humans.
For example, in my case, the mountains above were not painted with a brush. Perhaps artificial intelligence will have to learn more to get the answer. However, if these techniques and cases are not in sufficient quantity to be learned, it will be possible to imitate this painting to a similar degree, but it will not put another creation ahead of man.
Below is what I was asked to draw in Van Gogh's style. There are a lot of errors, so I asked for simple keywords.
Below is what I was asked to draw in the style of Renoir. Still, if you order in the style of a professional painter rather than a simple keyword, you will find that the quality is high.
As a painter, it is a good experience to look at and analyze the development of artificial intelligence. No one knows whether they will threaten us, take away my job, or be replaced by AI painters later on. But one thing is clear: even if that were the case, artists would continue to paint. This is because artificial intelligence cannot know the joy and value of creation.
Myungja Anna Koh