Can YOU guess the movie from these AI cartoons? Film scenes reimagined by artificial Intelligence are both stunning and scary
- AI-generated images are increasing in popularity as people reimage moments
- Digital artists are now making recreations of iconic moments from popular films
The art revolution that has swept the globe is now allowing people to reimagine scenes from their favourite films.
In recent months the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to create incredible images has exploded, with the internet now awash with millions of pictures designed by computers.
As the demand for AI-altered celebrity portraits has risen, it is no surprise that digital artist David Lloyd-Jones decided to create both stunning and scary recreations of iconic moments from popular films.
Now, MailOnline is challenging you to identify which films the recreations are from.
Can you guess which classic horror-thriller is depicted in this recreation?
An unexpected alliance was formed to rescue the character depicted above. Which film is it?
Mr Lloyd-Jones uses Midjourney, currently the most popular AI generating bot, when creating computer-generated artwork.
Despite the notion that AI-assisted artwork may be ‘low-effort and lacking in skill,’ the digital artist claims that human input is essential for creating meaningful pieces.
‘In order for Midjourney to create a piece of art, it needs input in the form of a ‘prompt’ from the human using it, and that prompt needs to be a little more than just a description of the intended end result,’ Mr Lloyd-Jones told MailOnline.
‘For example, the image [from The Great Escape] doesn’t just require the words “cartoon of Steve McQueen in The Great Escape”.
‘Rather, you’ll need to use a whole host of technical descriptions including aspect ratio, colours and tones, whether you want an action scene or a character portrait, and even the style of the cartoon you’d like to see.
‘Even after you’ve created what you think will be the perfect prompt, you may still be surprised (and potentially disappointed) with the resulting images.’
He was a main antagonist in this classic film series. Can you guess who this tough but agile boxer is?
It’s a cantina known for strong drinks, music and occasional violence. Which film is depicted in this recreation?
This film was based on a nonfiction book with the same name. But the AI didn’t get it quite right the and Mr Lloyd-Jones needed to manually fix the ‘weird looking parts’ in the character’s eyes
While AI-generated images often look realistic, closer examination can reveal that the computer-generated art is still in development.
Social media users have complained that digitally-created images sometimes have people grinning with mouths full of teeth, extra fingers, hands growing from hips and tattoos that look like mould growing on their skin.
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Can you tell which of these was made by an AI? The green, steam punk-style image of the Mad Hatter or this one of the woman with vivid blue hair?
The art, however, has drastically improved in recent years. More than five years ago AI systems were producing nightmare blobs, but now can create epic, detailed scenes.
Mr Lloyd-Jones says creating AI-generated images requires considerable patience, and the artist may need to tweak and resubmit their prompt to the bot many times over before getting their desired visual.
Even then, there could still be ‘unforeseen issues’ that need to be corrected with editing software.
The artist explained that Midjourney will often add an extra finger and create eyes that can ‘look very odd if not fixed in post’.
For example, in the scene from The Great Escape, Mr Lloyd-Jones needed to fix Steve McQueen’s eyes.
‘I used a brush to white out the weird looking parts, then added two big black spots for the irises and a white spot for “reflection,”‘ he explained.
Mr Lloyd-Jones says that AI generators are ‘unlikely’ to replace human artists anytime soon, but notes that they are ‘constantly advancing.’
‘We still need real people on the other side of the screen coming up with the ideas. For now,’ he stated.
‘While it might be easy to dismiss the notion of Artificial Intelligence-assisted artwork as low-effort and lacking in skill on the human side of the (digital) page, the fact is that there is a certain amount of dedication, learned ability, and a significant amount more patience involved in the creation of just the right ‘prompt’ than you might expect.’
AI-generated image of Randy Conan The Savage Macho Barbarian, by David Lloyd-Jones
Robocop: The Ballet by David Lloyd-Jones
The rise of AI-generated art has ballooned over the past 18 months, allowing anyone with a keyboard or phone to produce an image.
Last month, Turkish photographer Alper Yesiltas unveiled his collection of famous celebrities reimagined as pensioners, with One Direction pop star Harry Styles and Hollywood actors Ryan Gosling and Jodie Foster among those pictured.
And in September, the photographer used AI to bring back stars who died in at a young age in tragic circumstances- creating haunting portraits of Princess Diana, Kurt Cobain, John Lennon, Janis Joplin, Freddie Mercury and others.
The images were part of Yesiltas’s ‘As If Nothing Happened’ collection, with the artist writing: ‘With the development of AI technology, I’ve been excited for a while, thinking that ‘anything imaginable can be shown in reality’.’
Artwork created by (AI) even managed to clinch a first place prize at an art contest at the Colorado State Fair Fine Arts Competition – in a move that ignited fury from human creators – with one declaring the world was ‘watching the death of artistry unfold.’
Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds (1963)
Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End (2007)
Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)
The Great Escape (1963)
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