Sunday, 16 August 2015

Google DeepDream Nonsense

 From what I understand, Google DeepDream is a system which plays off Google's image recognition system. This system was taught to identify the contents of millions of images in order to categorize new ones itself. This creepy Sci-Fi AI was then programmed to "daydream" in a way and put bits of what it sees into other images. I've heard it being compared to looking for shapes in a cloudy sky, only if it sees a dog, it will actually turn that profile into a dog over several passes of edge refinement.

For a less shitty explanation check this out:

 From an artist's perspective I have to say that I'm genuinely impressed by the perceived artistic nature of a lot of these. It's an odd thing really. It's just following protocols and algorithms, yet it's still better than a lot of surrealist art.

 And it doesn't even need input, check this video out, all produced solely by the program. It'd be cool to get some sort of monitor that could generate these up on the wall.

Anyway If you want to see what HAL 9000 makes of my art click the "Display Gallery" button below. I personally really like the snakebird abomination that it made from my Shrek painting

Long awaited update

In typical GhostBrush fashion, I appear to have put off my responsibilities and allowed this blog to fall into a state of disrepair. Hopefully this post puts me back on track and hopefully I actually start feeding this neglected child of a blog.

I guess first thing's first, here are a few paintings I did in my downtime. people who follow my Facebook have no doubt already seen these
Elemental temples

A Brine Murklet
As you can see I've been messing around with the usual concepts, but now I have a direction. I am slowly but surely working on a personal creative universe for use in some sort of writing or graphic novel. I won't reveal much about it until I have confidence that people will enjoy it.

Onto other stuff. I can't remember if I mentioned this as of yet but I have made the switch to study animation instead of game art. I feel the whole drawing hundreds of pictures a day is much more beneficial to me as an artist than making 3D renders of a table. Hooray for an extra ten thousand pounds of debt :D

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