Discover more from Humans of Generative Art
Introducing Jordan Magnusson
Data Science/Programming student with a passion for art and a fascination with artificial intelligence.
Jordan is from the United States and used graphite and colored pencil for his traditional work. He also uses Midjourney and Dream (by Wombo) for his AI related work. He’d like to develop some skills with animation tools to bring some of his beautiful images to life.
“I also want to develop my programming skills more to one day develop powerful yet ethical AI with like-minded people,” Jordan adds. “One of my long-term goals is to keep improving my own artistic skills as well as AI’s artistic output.”
Then and Now
“Before going to college, I always wondered if artificial intelligence would ever become creative and make its own art. Fast forward a few years and all these amazing technologies have developed such as DALL-E and Midjourney,” Jordan says.
“Obviously, as a programmer I followed their development and started to utilize and experiment with them to see what I could create with them. I was blown away by the results and decided to feed the algorithms my own art. To my surprise it replicated and enhanced my style to create amazing images! Now, I learn from these tools, advancing my own art skills and then feeding it back into the programs!”
The Generative Art Journey
“Generative art means so much to me as it was my dream to develop an art program when I was growing up,” Jordan says.
“Fortunately, other developers beat me to the idea, so I didn’t have to do the hard work,” he jokes.
“I’ve learned so much about my own artistic capabilities and potentials by implementing concepts and designs from my Midjourney creations,” Jordan says.
“It has impacted the creative side of my life immensely. After looking at so many unique images, I’ve started dreaming up more and more creative ideas for future art projects,” he says.
“Every piece of AI art that I publish uses many of my drawings to develop a style that separates my images from the rest that are created on Midjourney. In turn my art is developing a new style from the very same images the AI creates,” Jordan adds.
A Piece of Jordan
“This piece [above] is the best representation of myself. Titled “Giant Gemini,” it illustrates a Nordic/Celtic knot surrounding the rune Thurs/Giant with two connected and mirrored sides of the Gemini mind. The knot/self reaches out and encompasses the individual traits that the four Celestials represent. The Earth and Moon reside on the spiritual, creative, intellectual side. Whereas Mars and Venus reside on the loving, hating, irrational side,” Jordan says.
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