"Can I take your AI order please?"
Where do I begin? Our creative world is changing by the day, if not by the hour. As a long time digital artist, I'm scared, excited, confused, and amazed by the power of AI and what it means for me and the rest of the creative community.
At first, I thought, "That's it, I'm out of a job". With any new technology/change I decided to embrace it and see what I could do to push my own creative and story telling. So, I jumped in and started learning as much as I could, as quickly as I could.
The possibilities with AI are only limited by your imagination, which is an incredible feeling... and the fact it can happen in minutes, even more amazing.
Are the images perfect? No. Are they beautiful? Yes. So, now what? Where do we go from here?
For this project, I wanted to face my fear head on. With this new technology, I fear that I will be reduced down to taking “fast food” image orders… filling my day with inputing prompts and spitting out images as fast as I can. I really hope it doesn’t come down to this. I believe we will always have a need for human creativity, and I think AI might shift where we put that creative energy. I think it will be less about the craft and more about concept and story telling. More about engaging with people. More about our ideas. Those things are timeless and will cut through the noise, even in AI.
What I do love about the AI process is the free flowing train of thought that can be instantly recorded in a tangible visual. While doing fast food prompts, I came across an image that triggered me to do fashion style Ronald McDonalds. They turned out amazing.