A new AI Art Generator has been brought to my attention, so I decided to check it out and start to play with it to see what it can do. This one is called “CF Spark,” made by Creative Fabrica. CF Spark lets you create unlimited designs for free – simply put in your prompt and generate away. My first thought was to use an art history reference so that I could get a sense of how in-tune to art history these art generators are. As you may have seen in the past, I’ve tried seeing what it looks like to have Van Gogh skateboarding and Rembrandt playing basketball. Perhaps I have basketball on my mind, but it popped up as an idea as I decided to see what CF Spark could do with Matisse and basketball. Why that combination? Just like my previous two examples with Van Gogh and Rembrandt, it’s a combination of things that never happened during that artist’s lifetime, so I’m curious to see what artificial intelligence will do with this impossible mix of ideas. Although perhaps I should say that I’m not aware of Matisse ever playing basketball – but I suppose he could have – but at least he didn’t paint it.
My first prompt with CF Spark was “Matisse painting of a man playing basketball.” By default, the size proportion was a square, and while they gave me 4 results, I’m going to show you my two favorites that were generated below:
What do you think? I guess they’re Matisse-like enough, the one on the left a bit more so, with the different gradations of green, suggesting brushstrokes. I decided to try another one, to see what would happen with mixing up the text with the same keywords but phrased differently. This time I entered “A man playing basketball painted in the style of Henri Matisse cutouts,” and this is what I got:
What do you think of these two? They don’t scream out “Matisse Cutouts” to me, but as far as interesting art, I do like them! The figure on the left brings Matisse cutout figures to mind, a bit more than the figure on the right. There’s something charming about both of them, at least I think so.
This is literally the result of playing around with CF Spark’s AI Art Generator for just about 20 minutes, so I’m sure I’m barely scratching the surface of what it can do – I’ll investigate some more and see how much I can push it or find more capabilities, and will report back. Meanwhile, if you’re intrigued, check it out for yourself here and see what you can make! You do need to enter an email and create a password to register for a free account, but making the AI art is free after that – it was a simple and painless sign-up process for me.