|Though artificial intelligence and human creativity are related in a broad sense, there is currently little crossover between the two.
One of my major software projects deals with exploring each and trying to find the connections. The unique process behind all my work is similar. I create paintings with the aid of computers, robots, and machines.
As most of you know, for the past three months I have been reworking algorithms and not been doing any actual painting. This week, however, I just received an invitation to a major robotic art exhibition in the southwest (Details to follow). So I guess it is time to finish up those algorithms and get started on actual work for the show. I will post progress in the next couple of weeks on the finalization of my latest algorithms, my newest robot, and the work I begin to produce with it.
The third robot is nearing completion. It performed its third, fourth, and fifth painting recently. Or perhaps you could consider it just its third work. The piece is a triple portrait of three babies. They are not twins, but brothers varying in age by about two years a piece.
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|Wow. I know I am talking about my own art and process so it is kind of hard to give myself too much praise without coming off as conceited. But the new algorithms and robot design has resulted in some spectacular results. I am just really excited and the results are better than I expected.
First off, as mentioned before, size is no longer a limit. I can paint massice Chuck Close sized portraits and probably will be shortly. Right now though I am doing a series of large though not oversized portraits to give the robot a test run.This portrait is 24″x30″ and is of an amazing girl I know named Bonnie. The portrait captures her perfectly. She is the kind of girl who is already really pretty, but then she smiles and it blows you away.
Anyways, back to the robot. The other improvement has to do with speed. With these larger portraits, the time it took to complete paintings was going to get out of hand. This robot is 3 times faster than my last one. This portrait took 36 hours due to its size. On the last robot it would have taken 3-4 days.
Resolution is another improvement. Come to think of it color is another big improvement. I don’t want to bore you with too many specs – I’ll save that for another post.
So this will be my entry into the annual Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition at the National Portrait Gallery. I will keep you all informed on how well it goes. They will have to let me into the show one of these years.
As always I am available to do custom portrait commissions. Just email me at email@example.com.