I want to point out that this is all Ws wrong.
Alternate response: You mean it’s the MLB offseason, i.e. shitposting season. This means that you can make a hastily drawn scribble of Dback on a napkin, take a picture and post it to the ‘Pit’, and call that content up. (Fellow Peters, feel free to take my great content ideas)
– Wesley Bayer October 25 2022
challenge accepted. Well, not actually Mine Scribble drawn in haste. I am completely devoid of artistic talent. But I’ve been playing around with the AI art creators, which is the latest interesting thing. Basically, you take this in a written prompt and use it to create a work of art. It could be as simple as “a cat wearing horns,” but you can add all sorts of details to direct the style of the result, like specific artists. The results…well, a mixed bag, to put it mildly. Almost all AI systems have problems with the hands, often adding extra fingers or twisting them in ways that are completely impossible. Text and logos are also problematic (as we will see shortly). But when you get it, the results It can be amazingly good.
Now, with great power comes great responsibility. The potential for abuse in this is obvious, so the public access to AI creators all limits what you can ask for. Requesting a photo of a real person is prohibited, but more general requests are allowed. I wouldn’t be able to order ‘David Peralta’, but ‘Baseball player from Arizona’ is fine. So, working carefully around these things, here’s an illustrated guide to the Arizona Diamondbacks. First of all, this is the park we play in.
Well, this is definitely a little different. It’s more airy than I remember – didn’t it have a roof? But I appreciate the way you can park in what appears to be a parking lot on a hill behind the house board and watch the game from there. No wonder attendance has fallen so much this year. Then I asked him to give an example of a generic player for the team, and that’s what he gave.
On the plus side, he appears to be at least in the correct zip as far as the color scheme is concerned (the background is probably more of a powder blue jersey, although this may simply be a stylistic and artistic choice), while the player doesn’t look human. This is not always the case. However, as mentioned above, AI struggles with text and logos. It looks like the cover has veered off the Angels, and we’re now supporting the Arizona Deepakks. Although the line is, again, not too far from what I was expecting. Despite my vague guidance, I think so Do Look a little like David Peralta. Or maybe the young Luis Gonzalez.
Then I asked him to draw Baxter – I felt he was fine, because he is not a “real” person (Discord channels are full of requests for cartoon characters, etc.). I present to you the Diamondbacks spell that resulted in:
Yes, sometimes you don’t get the results you want, you get the results need to. I have no idea why she would go in her own direction, choosing a cute looking dog instead of a bob cat. But I would call it an obvious improvement over the current mascot, even if the logo still has problems, and the team name… well, it starts with a D and then looks like it’s descending from there. It is likely related to dogs. But I think calling it “Chase the Dog” would be ideal, considering that the current mascot was based on the name of a soccer field that changed over seventeen years ago – no current kids have gone BOB…