Discover more from Humans of Generative Art
An ambitious creator from the Midwest, USA, who derives joy from creating something--anything, even.
“I'm just an ambitious guy trying to explore all sorts of art styles. I've been into all types of computer programs, including Blender, Magica Voxel, SketchUp, Aseprite, and even a little bit into designing floor plans for homes with various tools,” Mack says.
On generative art
“I think generative art to me is a massive game changer. I look at it as this almost "magical" tool, where I can type in the description of any thought in my head, and I can get shockingly good results,” he says. “It's been just a blast using it and it's evening helping me actively in my other business and social media ventures.”
“Some of my long-term goals would include building communities on the accounts I run, but also running and maintaining fairly successful Instagram accounts,” he says.
A path of learning
“Currently, I am learning Blender, little by little, in hopes I can start modelling detailed, isometric rooms. As of right now, I mainly use a program called Magica Voxel, where I make and post miniature homes, devices, and even cities as well as animate them on @voxoneo. I have also been trying my hardest at learning pixel art, but I don't have anything too big to show for in that field,” he says.
Mack adds, “I would really like to better myself at photo editing tools such as Photoshop, After Effects, and others, so I could make the results of my generative art much better and more to my liking.”
I can't say I've learned anything too big about myself yet, as I haven't been using AI art for a really long time. However, I do think I am using it more and more in my daily life, with all the AI art accounts I run.
Inspired and inspiring, and a little fun along the way
“I would say generative art has had a pretty huge impact on my life so far. One example is that it has provided to me extremely valuable inspiration when it comes to creating scenes or homes in Magica Voxel,” he says.
He adds, “very often I find myself with at inspiration block, not knowing what to create next, and generative art has been such a massive help when it comes to those types of situations.”
“For my voxel art, I put a ton of effort into each piece and animation. Every week I am trying something new, new animations, new places, or new types of pieces altogether. As for the generative art I post on accounts like @artnite.ai or @isohome.ai I would like people to know that I post art there purely for fun, and that through sharing amazing pieces there I can build a community behind it all,” he shares.
Do you have a piece that speaks to your soul?
“One of my favorite pieces is a Toyota 4Runner parked at the edge of an ice lake,” he says.
“The image took a long time to create, as I had to find the perfect prompt first, then had to touch it up in some photo editing programs, and then ended up outpainting it with Dall-E 2 to get the full shot,” Mack says. “I think that this is my favorite piece because I'm more of an outdoor guy, so I really appreciate nature landscapes and natural wonders. In addition to this, I'm a big fan of cars, thus the 4Runner!”
GET-A-PROMPT (Midjourney v4)
“Here was a prompt I used for one of my favorite origami homes,” Mack shares:
an isometric home made of paper, origami style, in the style of Akira Yoshizawa, sharp edges, clean, extreme intricate design, extreme sharp details, fine detail, millions of details, white paper, volumetric lighting, octane render, serene, origami home made by Akira Yoshizawa HD, UHD, 4k, 8k, sharp edges, sharp focus, --v 4
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