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A Personal View on AI-Generated Image... A Personal View on AI-Generated Images After a Tumultuous YearThe core of this year in the entertainment industry and its intertwined challenges with AI can be seen other than the legality of scraping or other legal issues; those topics have been explored and still will. I wanted to have a different angle and question AI's actual value.I focus here on the artistic dimension, the heart of the website, services, and events I've been involved with for over ten years. After experimenting with various tools and solutions and browsing multiple services, I still believe that the benefits of using AI to generate images from scratch are still worth nothing.I've observed a surge in websites and social media groups filled with AI-generated images, which often feels like a dive into a nonsensical world from an artistic standpoint. The trend of generating numerous images quickly and trying to market them cheaply only reinforces my belief that this reliance on AI for image creation is a trap. It benefits mainly the SaaS companies offering these services to hobbyists for a monthly subscription.In a recent interview, the CEO of a trendy AI video generation company looking for funds says he prefers targeting the general public over professionals, which illustrates this shift. People who couldn't create an image from scratch now feel empowered yet gain little in return—no recognition, and if they attempt to sell their work, it's at rock-bottom prices, contributing to a market flooded with cheap AI images.This isn't a new phenomenon. We see similar patterns in large malls where mass-produced, framed images from stock photo libraries are sold cheaply. It's the same with the deluge of photographs available for next to nothing.The actual value of an image, illustration, or photograph lies in the idea, concept, composition, storytelling, and numerous other factors. Regardless of quality, an automated image or video cannot replicate the process involved in creation—the trials, errors, iterations, and decision-making that culminate in a finished artwork.Those fixated on the result miss the essence of art, perceiving it merely as a consumable product. In contrast, carefully composed and conceived images reflect the creative process and the creator's personal choices, emotions, and experiences.So, I would like to end with a positive note; in a landscape oversaturated with subpar or quickly produced images, it becomes ever more apparent that the actual value of artistry, born from meticulous craftsmanship and profound creativity, shines brighter than ever before.Now is the moment for artists to dedicate effort to showcasing their abilities and the authenticity of their artistic journey to communicate positively.As always, I remain committed to supporting this endeavor through my engagement on various websites, social media platforms, and events I oversee.
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February 23

Value comp for a personal project. I have a ton of these already, this project will be massive, I cannot wait to develop it and publish it :)

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February 23

Does any one know where to find art of Total War: Pharaoh? Funny how as soon as an Ubisoft game is out, the art immediately floods the internet, but Creative Assembly doesn't do so. Here and there is a character design, but that's also it. Or am I missing something?

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January 31
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"The time travel incident"

Hey, I din't find the challenge channel anymore, so I'm posting here. 

What's more fun to do than a Hommage to Jurassic Park?

I worked on this piece the last 5 days full-time. The scene was set up in Blender, the assets were partially found on Sketchfab (such as the T-Rex and the skeletons) but most of them were fine tuned and reworked.  The final image touch-up were done in Photoshop.

I plan on exporting the scene into UE5, which is why I worked very dedicated on the different assets for the environment, heavily relying on reference images from the Natural History Museum in London.

I imagined a story, where the T-Rex travels in time after a powerful meteor hits him. He finds himself in a future, where his species is shown in a museum.

I hope you like it, please leave a comment! 

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in 🎨 share-your-art
January 31

"When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth"

Hey, I'm jumping into the contest at the last minute (hope it's not too late).

In this scenario, something went very wrong – some researchers opened a time portal in the wrong era.

I set up the entire scene in Blender, modeling some elements and using various assets from Sketchfab and Quixel Mixer. The dinosaurs were sculpted in ZBrush, with final image touch-ups done in Photoshop.

I wish I had more free personal time to dedicate to this contest, especially for some photobashing and detailing on the final image to polish the texture of the dinosaurs and add more storytelling details to the room.

I hope you like it! 

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January 22
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The Fly

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Get Born Again

A personal concept art project from 2021. I did a lot of shots for this project, so buckle up. 😬

in 🎨 share-your-art
January 16

Get Born Again

A personal concept art project from 2021. I did a lot of shots for this project, so buckle up. 🫥

in 🎨 share-your-art
January 16

Get Born Again

A personal concept art project from 2021. I did a lot of shots for this project, so buckle up. 🫠

in 🎨 share-your-art
January 15

Pumpkin Field

Continue my series about my 2 dogs 😄

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