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Adapt or die! AI art is here to stay!
10 ways for artists to adapt and not die from the arrival of AI art
Don’t use AI art generators to make your art.
It devalues your work because everyone else using AI will make the same generic stuff.
Cultivate a style of your own and create a consistent body of work.
People will begin to recognize the look of your art and know when it’s a <YOUR NAME HERE>.
Make stuff that AI can’t do well.
Draw lots of hands! Find new subjects in the news that AI hasn’t been trained on yet. Do it well and consistently and you’ll have your own niche AI won’t touch soon.
Make a physical (traditional) piece of art.
AI isn’t going to pick up a paint brush or a pencil, and if it ever does it won’t be an artist, that’ll just be called a printer.
Make art about local places.
AI has a lot of data on popular locations, probably nothing on the local mom & pop shop down the street
Make art about a person in your life. Tell their story.
AI will only generate images of generic people or uncanny celebrity lookalikes.
Run Glaze (@TheGlazeProject) on your art
But remember that it only prevents “style mimicry” - its not a complete defense against AI using your images in other ways
Give your art totally random titles.
Name your painting of a cat with a fish something random like High Eggplant Pencil Sharpener (just call it avant-garde). AI needs images and text to train itself on. If the text is bullshit, it’ll poison its well of data for making specific subjects.
Make art during a blackout!
Cause you know what’s not going to make art during a blackout? AI.
Invent the next great style of art.
You know, easy, right? But someone’s gonna do it someday…
Yes, there should be more than 10 of these.
There should be a hundred more things we can do to adapt to the spread of AI art, and everyone should add their thoughts to this list too!