Artificial Intelligence Changing ArtMarch 1, 2019
Pen or pencil to paper are the only limited tools artists used in the past. Now, artists are living in a new world where they cannot avoid artificial intelligence.
Art for Digital Purposes
Even though AI has aided in cutting down the time spent on detailed art, the art of drawing and painting is slowly changing into digital imagery. The time spent on art projects from the “old masters” is long gone. The smell of paint or other mediums are fading into the background of painting software. Tangible substances are hard to grasp or hold onto in our time.
Artificial Intelligence in Art
Artificial intelligence provides all these tools, but creativity is still a component that AI cannot imitate. Artists still have the freedom to manipulate tools for artistic purposes. There are so many devices to use with art: video editing capabilities, colorizing techniques, and utilizing Celsys (painting software). Artists have to face the digital art world with open arms because everything is changing in how we communicate and deliver our talents.
Companies that make industry-standard creative tools like Adobe and Celsys have been adding AI features to their digital art software in recent years in the hopes that it’ll speed up workflows by eliminating drudge work, and give artists more time to experiment. Artists are free to experiment with different tools making their time go a lot faster on a project.
Animation: Past and Present
Animation, in the past, involved an abundance of drawing each frame, penciling, and painting the characters in a sequence. The sequencing of the characters in a story line created the illusion that they were in action and moving. This took long hours to work through. Thousands of drawings were made.
Creating an illusion of movement with moving images and using more digitized tools is the way images are produced now. Less drawing and more technology is a part of an artist’s world. A beta version of Celsys’ manga and illustration software Clip Studio now includes an AI feature that, with just a little guidance from the artist, can automatically color in black-and-white line drawings.