I recently started using a program called "Jasper" on some of my other websites and was fascinated with how easy it is to use to create art. But it got me thinking about how I could kill two birds with one stone.
Tech is a new area for me on this website. But I thought this might be a great start. As you will see, this post could also be called
Justin Trudeau's Ass
I'm not sure how many of my readers know that Justin actually has a donkey. In fact, I'm not sure I know that myself.
But he acts like one sometimes, if the truth be told. Justin is a henchman for the world-famous bad guy Klaus Schwab. He seems to have sold his soul to the devil for who knows what?
Art with Justin seems like a fair game, since he's played with the lives of his people with his lockdowns and horse's hooves toward the peaceful protestors in Ottawa.
So I was inspired to use these two faces (or critters) together to experiment with Jasper's ability to create visual art.
What Chat GPT3?
From a website called "ZDNet,"
ChatGPT is a natural language processing tool driven by AI technology that allows you to have human-like conversations and much more with a chatbot. The language model can answer questions, and assist you with tasks such as composing emails, essays, and code.
So what does that mean?
A "natural language processing tool" is software that you talk to like a human, and it understands what you are saying. The stuff is so good it's scary.
For instance, you can tell it to write you an essay on the evils of capitalism, tell it you want it to be 1000 words long, tell it to keep it funny and light (beause, after all, communisim is always funny and light) and it will spit you out a thousand word essay in about 17 seconds flat.
You can tell it to draw you a picture of Justin Trudeau and a donkey.
The cool thing is, Chat GPT is "conversational." So if you tell it you want it to paint you a picture of, say, Justin Trudeau and a donkey, it spits out what you see here.
Now, you get to talk back to it, and say, no. I want a picture of Justin Trudeau RIDING on a donkey. And Chat GPT says, ok. Let me do that for you.
It tweaks the parameters and tries again. And then, the next time, you get Trudeau ON the donkey.
Here it is.
Well, now. Apparently it's still in the debug stages. It seems it can't always tell which is the donkey and which is the not donkey.
Anway, that is what Chat GPT is free (for now) software that people are jumping into by the bucketloads. They're using it to create all kinds of things: newsletters, blog posts, school reports.
And it's smart. Apparently, Chat GPT has already passed its medical board and has passed the bar exam, too.
What is Jasper?
Jasper is an app I've been using on and off for a bit. Jasper is a "front end" that some folks created to interact with the Chat GPT software engine.
The advantage of using Jasper is that, because it's developed enough that people are willing to actually pay for it (when, right now, you could sign up at Chat GPT for free) it means it's got some "ease of use" built into it.
Jasper is to Chat GPT what Microsoft Windows is to a PC computer. It puts an easy to use interface between you and the operating system on your laptop.
What is Jasper Art all about?
Jasper's art platform is their interface to an AI art creation tool called, "Dolly," (which is dall.e 2) and can be accessed for free. But you have to wait in line for it. If you get a subscription through Jasper, you get to the front of the line.
And it puts filters in there to help you get to what you want to do more quickly and easily.
What parameters can you use in Jasper Art?
Jasper's art window has various parameters that you can use to control what style of artwork you create. These parameters include: mood, medium, inspiration, style and keywords.
Let's examine each one of these to see what they do.
The "mood" of the artwork has to do with what feeling you want the artwork to convey. In Jasper Art, you can choose to create pictures as calm, exciting, fun, gloomy, happy, sad or whimsical. Or, you can choose "none."
The "medium" has to do with how the art should look like it was created. In the art world, you work with clay, paint, stone or other materials. And in the visual arts, you can paint or sketch, etc.
The various media choices in Jasper Art are: acryllic paint, chalk, "collage," graffitti, ink, mixed media, oil paint, photography, tempra paint or watercolor. Or, there is an option of "none."
Not sure what "none" will give us, but let's explore a bit and see where this goes.
The "inspiration" parameter allows you to basically tell Jasper to create your image "in the style of." So you can tell it to make something like an impressionist painter or a realist.
The various choices for inspiration are: Andy Warhol, Ansel Adams, Caravaggio, Claude Monet, Georgia O'Keefe, Jackson Pollock, Leonardo Da Vinci, Norman Rockwell and Pablo Picasso, among others.
According to Draw/Paint Academy, "Style in art refers to an artist’s unique combination of techniques, processes, and decisions."
Your choices of "style" in Jasper's art creation program are: Abstract, anime, art deco, baroque, digital, impressionism, pop art, postmodern, realism and surrealism.
Here are some samples. I love Jasper.
"Keywords" is a set of indicators that Jasper Art uses to define certain parameters of the picture. It's probably best just to list these parameters to give you an idea of what you might be able to do by specifying one of these.
The keyword choices in Jasper Art are: ambient light, close up, black and white, flat lighting, full face portrait, high resolution, highly detailed, realistic or photorealistic.
So, for instance, if you specify "full face portrait" for "justin Trudeau riding on a donkey," Jasper very obediently creates this:
How good is Jasper at translating the parameters into an image?
It's not perfect. Keep in mind that Jasper's interface is designed for ease of use. With Chat GPT, you're almost doing a dialog with the thing, saying, "that's ok, but could you make it a little more orange around the donkey's mouth," or "is there any possible way you could make Justin Trudeau's head not quite so large?"
But you can see where there may be limits to how much you could modify the parameters and not lose the connection to the original subject matter that the art is supposed to imitate.
After all, how small could Justin Trudeau's head actually be in a painting or chalk drawing before it would be unrecognizable? In real life, it looms large. So there's that.
For instance, this was a request for "Justin Trudeau riding a donkey in gloomy photography style, with realism.
This is the control panel in Jasper's Art program
As you can see, this is where the parameters are specified for the picture you want to create.
I wanted to create "Justin Trudeau riding a donkey," and I specified these parameters.
And how do these parameters translate into art?
Let's see what these parameters produced. This is a gallery of 4 images that Jasper creates when you tell it to run the parameters.
Remember, this is a whimsical "Norman Rockwell" rendition of Justin, now.
Let's see our subject in all his glory (along with the guy riding him).
This is probably about the best lipstick you can put on a donkey.
We will leave this one here. This is "Justin Trudeau riding a donkey, in Andy Worhal style, tempra paint, mixed media. (In baroque.)
I hope you can find better uses for this stuff than I did in this post. I'm already using it for other things and finding it totally fascinating.
But I want to thank Justin Trudeau for being such a caricature of a man that he set himself up to be the subject of my demonstration of what you can do with one man's portrait and his, uhhh, donkey.