As you’ve probably heard by now, art-generating neural networks are the future, and are going to make human artists obsolete any day now. So I figured I’d get ahead of the curve, and start making Leif & Thorn with AI right now!
Bonus: a whole lot of past Leif & Thorn art has been scraped for use in AI training data sets. So, hey, making the trained computers turn around and draw stuff for me only seems fair.
Obviously the character designs will have to change a little, since there are some traits AI isn’t good at recreating. I’m sure it’ll be close enough.
So here are Stable Diffusion 2.1‘s new versions of:
Leif (“purple haired man Leif and Thorn webcomic style”)
Thorn (“curly haired brown skinned man Leif and Thorn webcomic style epic beautiful anime fireworks 4k wallpaper”)
Violet (“muscular woman, purple hair in twists, brown skin, glasses, Leif and Thorn webcomic style”)
Pascentia (“albino woman, long blonde hair, purple fantasy clothes, Leif and Thorn webcomic style”)
Kale (“man short dark hair brown skin sunglasses orange clothing Leif and Thorn webcomic style epic beautiful anime sunset 4k wallpaper”)
Delphinium (“big muscular woman green hair Leif and Thorn webcomic style epic beautiful anime fireworks 4k wallpaper”)
You can learn more about how I picked the keywords in this post about AI-generated images from July 2021, and see some of the other alternate designs in this Mastodon thread.
And stick around for the exciting AI storyline we’re about to launch!
Wow! I can’t even tell the difference.
One of those “twists” looks an awful lot like a snake… it’s more Medusa than Black hair…
You would be amazed how much I banged my head against the metaphorical wall trying to get these characters even *close* to natural black hair!
I guess that’s just one of the rare drawbacks of living in The Future of Art.
Kale is… um. All the extra long extra arms must be a challenge for his Witness Protection team?
Nah, he’s on a tropical island and his arms are blending right into the trunks of the palm trees — that’s great camouflage!
Kale is melting. He’s melting!
I don’t know why, but Leif’s mustache makes me giggle
as soon as I saw the disturbing hands in panel 2 I was like “is this AI?” 🤣