Variations on a theme
As I was working today with Stable Diffusion to generate art for the card deck I’m developing, it suddenly hit me. If I can create a deck of cards with artwork in a couple days, then I can create variations just as easily. And since I’m planning to use a print on demand publisher, I can create and upload multiple themed decks with almost no investment.
The original deck I’m creating now is themed for middle-grade/young adult since that’s my main genre of interest, but I could easily make decks for other genres like noir, sci-fi and fantasy. It probably wouldn’t take more than a few days to create each set and upload them to the service.
When I think of what my prototype looked like from June, compared to what I’m able to make now, the difference is quite shocking.
Oh man! That’s amazing. Wish I had this tool to play with (in hi-res).
The colouring book options are endless for publishing on Amazon!
Wow the cards look amazing!
@tao This turned out to be a good project for this since I could use the default 512-pixel resolution. But it helped running it on my own PC since I had to generate over 1500 images to find 54 that worked. It might be time to research print on demand coloring books.
@jasonleow Yes they are surprising. While it helps that I have experience with image editing and publishing, the AI-generated assets really make a huge difference in quality. The consistent style of the art brings it all together and that’s something I could only have done if I drew the art myself or hired someone to illustrate over 50 images.
I’m starting to think this is a great blend of your writing and art skills. Great images with great writing!