No to AI "Art" - Create, Don't Scrape

AI may seem like a "time-saver" at first glance, or a way to get started with ideas quickly. No big deal, right? Creating art is hard!

Yeah, learning how to do art is hard. But here's the thing: The journey, NOT the destination, IS the point. The headache of creation IS the art.

Say no to AI images, especially those created with scrapped artwork. Blood, sweat, and tears went into the creation of the work that "trains" AI, with decisions during creation being the lifeblood of the human experience of creating art. As badly as people want to find shortcuts, or "automate" the "grind" of art, it'll never work. The grind IS the point.

Louis Armstrong was once asked in an interview:

"What is jazz?"

His response?

"If you have to ask, you'll never know."

What constitutes art? If you have to ask, you'll never know.

December 14, 2022