Progress with this has been slower than I'd like... like usual. X0
Been experimenting with a new AI art generator I recently discovered called Promptchan.
Its a paid for service where the niche they chose to focus on is that its...
1- A much more simplified Stable Diffusion tool set that's easy to pick up and start using.
2- Is mostly uncensored. Save for content that's illegal in most places around the world.
It's using an in house compiled model that is much better than the typical service like these I've seen pop up with much more reasonable prices.
Now mind you its by a very small team of 3 devs, So updates are a bit on the slow side, but they've been very open about utilizing the feedback from customers in their discord server.
It has plenty of growing pains yes, but thanks to the way they've set things up its far easier to get a decent image generated even if it ends up not being very close to the mark of what you wanted.
I experimented with Automatic 1111 for a good while and wasn't ever able to ever get it to produce anything even half as good as Midjourney's worst.
Here I'm able to get right decent results though I find its model while great at doing pinups, struggles a bit more with more out there concepts... such as those I've been trying to get it to do... mainly female werewolves. XD
They've been making steady progress though for how small their team is, and with SD having recently released some very powerful next gen tools available to the public for free I have high hopes that they will be able to continue to advance their service and make something that can eventually rival even MJ.
Even while using the equivalent of older tech AI wise they've already put together something that easily fills in the gaps that MJ has purposely ignored the needs of from their customer base.
I used it in this drawing tho not quite in the way you would think. Nothing in this image so far is directly made by an AI, but I did feed in progress I made along the way to see how well it could recognize the subject material and how it could be enhanced.
That lead me to being able to identify several major anatomical mistakes that I was able to work back in to the ongoing work and making it far more appealing than it would have otherwise.
I'm sure it will be able to help guide my process with the shading too.
I'll post an example in a bit of ways it can be used by aspiring artists outside of letting the AI do all the work.