Group Info Group Founded 21 Years ago 4,327 Members
377,474 Pageviews4,551 Watchers

Gallery Folders

Andrew Gaul Mandalorian by Moonarc
Commission: Duel by artAlais
Twi'lek vs Chiss by XionIllustrator
Nyla and Joran|Master and Apprentice|Star Wars by DonFuchs
Art Jams - Contests
SW 7 character by Sabin23
Just March by mashi
Tarkin sketch by JonasScharf
Aliens - Do Not Add Humans
Star Wars - Mytaranor Slaving Council by Tintenfechter
Jul Tambor by mousedroid-hoojib
Final Duel -STAR WARS by Officer-Jin
Lyla (Twi'lek Bonuty Hunter) by NotMe7777
Omega and Batcher by LeadJockey
Da fett by SanshiroIV
Battle of Geonosis by SanshiroIV
Jango: Bounty Hunter by SanshiroIV
Your OCs 2 - No Canon Characters
Mari Sha'nek and Jagsin Zaran Outfit study by Madskillz793
Lord Ulic Bel-Baal by NomiDarklighter
Onzo Remada ElMengu by Madskillz793
The Light Side
Jedi by LeadJockey
Ancient Greek Demigoddess vs Mandalorian Jedi by LeadJockey
Ahsoka by LeadJockey
Force Leap by LeadJockey
Between the Light and the Dark Sides
Shin Hati by LeadJockey
Failure at the cave by LukasMaurer
Shin Shin Hati by WitchersKadath
Lineage by VividSunsets
The Dark Side
Asajj Ventress by LeadJockey
Darth Xiang by LeadJockey
Dale Shyppen aka Darth Ekdys by LeadJockey
Darth Talon by LeadJockey
Star Wars | B2-Series | Sonar Super Battle Droid by FALLENV3GAS
Star Wars | B2-Series | Shadow Super Battle Droid by FALLENV3GAS
Star Wars | B2-Series | Bulwark Super Battle Droid by FALLENV3GAS
Star Wars | B2-Series | Ultra Super Battle Droid by FALLENV3GAS
Star Wars: Darth Vader's Tie Fighter Advance by davidshadow275
168th Legion LAAT/i by JR-Imperator
Chapter 982: Confederate Uglies Hybrid IV by SheldonOswaldLee
7th Spear battalion's TX-130 Saber by JR-Imperator
Lego Star Wars Luke helmet  by snip105
Cosplay and Costuming
FACTS 2023 - 04 by kanyiko
DC/Jedi Green Lanterns by Nightshade475
Humor - Comics
In Good Company by SWHyperlaneNomads
Literature - Galactic Library of SWFC

Mature Content

Scenes - Battles
Infiltration by VEmiArt
Planets or Locations - cities, swamps etc
Star Wars - An oddly calm day on Chadra by Tintenfechter
Pixel Art
Anakin Skywalker vs Obi Wan Kenobi by BeeWinter55
Ben Solo Butterfly Stamp by RensKnight
Old Republic and High Republic Era
Zadina Sketch Page by Alding-ART
Prequel Film Trilogy Era
red by Freudentanz
Original Film Trilogy Era
Assault on Endor by chewinator1
New Republic Era
Cara Dune by SonicClone
Sequel Film Trilogy Era
Black Leader by ladystarsocks
Legends-EU New Jedi Order Era
Mara Jade by Taipu556
Legends-EU Legacy Era
Mara Jade IV by tkdrobert
Infinities - Alternates
Princess Leia, Imperial Servant by mousedroid-hoojib
Mature Items

Mature Content

Ravager's Harvest Ch6P10 By Marcoabe by BlakeSkies
Star Wars Stock Images and Resources - Not T
Clone Phase III Armor  Elmengu Base by Madskillz793
Fans Being Fans
Star Wars Sweaters Gingerbreads by MahiyanaCarudla
In Memoriam
Baylan Skoll by NomiDarklighter
OC Category 1 - Retired-Full
Commission - Nebu Okuz by point-maitimo

Weekly Stats

nothing happening
2 accepted
46 accepted
nothing happening
nothing happening
So, it was only a matter of time before this particular topic had to be broached, and this may cause a little bit of a stir, but we must march forward and meet it. It's already known what DeviantART's position on AI art is, which is that they're 100% in favor of it, to the point of by default including everyone's submitted works to be data scraped (unless you opt out of it manually) and used for AI generators to scrape and 'learn' from, as well as their own AI generator tool.
Thing is, there are law cases currently going through the courts, with at least one court in Washington D.C. already ruling that AI generated art that does not have human input cannot be copy-written . According to that court, there must be a human author involved, which I imagine will have downstream effects on other lawsuits involving various other forms of AI art generation. So it's definitely an open debate as to whether it's good or bad.
For SWFC, due to the fact that in order for any AI generator to work, it must literally steal content from other creators, this group will not be accepting AI generated works.
AI generators scrape data in order to compile that material into whatever is input for a prompt, or in the aforementioned case above without any human input at all. As it stands now, AI generators are unethical. They're a cheat. They're not creating art. Their point is to allow you to not make art.
To reiterate: it's about NOT MAKING ART.
One inputs prompts. It spits out what it thinks is wanted. Maybe it has to be tweaked, so they throw other prompts in, and it again spits out what it thinks is wanted. As it uses other material that was scraped/stolen to compile an image together, the end result is in itself hollow and without any real heart or skill. Yea, they look shiny, and neat. But the person inputting the prompts didn't really create it. They just plugged in some prompts into the magic box and got out something that fits what they think it should be. They didn't create art. They had an idea, and then pushed a button and bam, they think they got the thing they wanted. All without having to interact, pay someone else to do the work, or didn't have to learn to do it themselves.
That's why I say it's a cheat. It's an attempt to get quick gratification without actually putting in the effort to make something worthwhile. Quick, cheap, and utterly vacuous. Push a button, 'ooh, shiny!,' rinse and repeat. It makes cotton candy: sweet at first, but falls apart easily.
It's very much like taking a screenshot of a TV show and then slapping a filter on it. That's not art. It's theft and then trying to doctor it up to make it look 'different,' but the underlying material is still stolen material. As of right now, AI art is the same.
"But what about using 3d models to make an image?!"
"What about using photoshop to manipulate or digitally color?"
"But what if I use things I did draw and just did multiple iterations with it in a generator?"
First, what-about-ism is an attempt to deflect and is irrelevant to the point.
Second, they're not the same thing. Not even close. AI Art as it currently stands is theft. The other two are not. Using created 3d models or photomaniuplating an drawing or image requires input and creativity to make it turn out the way that's wanted.
Third, doing multiple iterations on work that you personally created is little more gray, but the generators are still pulling from other peoples works to slap onto what you may have sketched up, so you cheapen your own efforts, as well as most likely potentially stunting your own artistic growth.
Hell, pewdiepie, a major youtube influencer, taught himself to draw over the course of 100 days. He was apparently not an artist prior to that point, and now he's apparently drawing some nice works. He didn't take short cuts to get to that point, he didn't use AI generators to do it. He just put in the work (which, very impressive) and time and did it. I understand not all of us have the kind of time he likely had available to focus entirely on learning to draw, but the point was that learning to do it can be done with some effort and time. Maybe it takes longer, but it can be done.
Will it ever go away? No, that cats out of the bag at this point. Maybe it'll be a useful tool someday, but right now it's definitely not.
You want good, quality work, you can't take shortcuts. Obviously, you do what you want to do, and if all you want to do is plug in some words and get something kinda pretty for a time, that's your prerogative. I will say that you'll appreciate work that was actually created with some heart far more. But if you submit it to the group, it'll be removed. We don't get a lot currently, but it's sure to increase over time.
Long story short: regardless of dART's position on AI generated images, SWFC will not allow them at this time. If they're submitted and it's found they're AI generated, they'll be removed.
More Journal Entries







Newest Members





Add a Comment:
YenaArt Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YenaArt Featured By Owner May 17, 2023  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SB: 30$
MB: 2$
AB: 100$
AB+bonus: 120$ (+ 1 drawing with this character)
+25$ for a new outfit
Night Sister Star Wars Adopt [OPEN] by YenaArt
YenaArt Featured By Owner May 8, 2023  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SB: 15$
MB: 2$
AB: 100$ (you will recieve all bonuses)
Jedi Tunic Set [AUCTION OPEN] by YenaArt
DenFreezeWolf Featured By Owner May 8, 2023  Professional Digital Artist
Boba Fett. by DenFreezeWolf  
YenaArt Featured By Owner May 7, 2023  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Add a Comment: