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Sunrise Behind Mountains

By arisuonpaa
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Usually I start my landscapes by doing small thumbnail sketches until I find a nice overall composition and color scheme. But this time I did something more fun and inspiring: I took an AI that generates landscapes and adjusted neural network weights until I found something pleasing. Now it doesn't sound like fun but it really is! Think of a futuristic version of starting at clouds for an inspiration.

I'm sure this will be the process for my upcoming paintings too. It avoids the dreaded white canvas all artists hate and it serves as a more high resolution base for a painting than what a thumbnail sketch would provide. Plus it's 2020 so one needs to use AI for something useful, right?

Painted in Krita and Photoshop.
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PraxiisZ's avatar

Can we just buy the image ?

Ryivhnn's avatar

If you ever feel the inclination I'm sure there are some people that would be interested in the process of starting from an AI generation if you do more :) The sunrise colours are beautiful. I love sunrise colours but they're one thing I am usually staying up for rather than getting up for ^_^;

BTMcC's avatar

Very good colour composition.

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BTMcC's avatar

You're very welcome.

taylorbuck's avatar

As usual, very nice work, love this one! I'd actually never herd of Krita before but after seeing this I'm definitely going to give it a try. However, I have a question, why use both Krita & Photoshop for one painting?

arisuonpaa's avatar

I really like Krita when blocking in things. The Digital Atelier brushes there (a paid brush set) have a nice balance of control and natural feel. And in Krita I have a toolbox that has all the brushes I use as a nice set of icons in a similar way I had back when I was using Corel Painter. That's something Photoshop still after all these years doesn't have. But again in Photoshop there are mixer brushes that have the dirty brush effect which is not available in Krita. So I'm using the best of both worlds.

taylorbuck's avatar

Makes sense, thanks for the info... I already went and got the Oil brush set for photoshop but I'm going to play with Krita first before spending money on brushes :)

Phantasm1's avatar

Beautiful landscape everything at the forefront is so vivid.

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Yashael341's avatar

1) Good job finding something we can trust AI with.

2) I'm glad someone else hates white canvas as much as I do. The artist I'm closest friends with doesn't understand. The most useful thing my highschool art teacher taught me was to just put something down, even if you completely change it later.

arisuonpaa's avatar

Some people take their old paintings (or someone else's) and just copy pieces around and rotate them until there's a controlled chaos to start from.

Yashael341's avatar

But most importantly, that's a gorgeous morning.

Agent505's avatar

Love that sepiatone.

MercenaryBlade's avatar

Oh wow! This is amazing looking!

Shiveren's avatar

Great! What brushes did you use, and can you link the Ai?

arisuonpaa's avatar

In Krita I'm using Digital Atelier (https://gumroad.com/l/sFbEb) and for Photoshop I have Perfect Oils by Eldar Zakirov (https://www.eldarzakirov.com/Shop/The-Perfect-Oils-Mixer-Brush-Presets-for-Photoshop-versions-from-CS5). And the AI is art breeder (artbreeder.com).

Shiveren's avatar

Thank you so much!

arisuonpaa's avatar

Glad I could help!

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JPMNeg's avatar

Absolutely beautiful!

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