I Used AI To Find Out What These 33 Historical And Mythical Figures Would Look Like If They Were Modern Everyday People (New Pics)
The patina of history shrouds many famous personalities and mythical figures in mystery. The distance of time and the mastership of the artists make all of them look like, well, gods or demigods. Comparing yourself to them may be daunting, and you rarely think of them as regular people with normal needs. But they are, and I wanted to show you this. But how else could I do it if not with the help of artificial intelligence, which is pretty accessible these days, and it produces wonderful results.
It's not the first time I've done this, and you may check out the previous post and see how I progressed since the last time. And without further ado, let's me show you what I've done this time. I think it really proves that they could be any one of us, and us—any one of them. I hope this inspires you to do great things today. Enjoy!
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The recreations of the photographer and digital artist Bas Uterwijk (I, II, III) made me create this series in the first place. Obviously, he's a master of the medium, and I started by trying to learn more from him and emulate his style. I was very glad to receive some positive feedback from him the last time I talked with him! I would also like to mention Nathan Shipley's works (I, II), which also influenced me greatly.
When choosing the character, the most time-consuming thing is to find an image that resembles the historical figure. I spend hours in image databases and do research about how the historical personalities looked until I get the right picture. The time it takes greatly depends on the piece, but each individual recreation takes up to 2 hours, which is nothing compared to AI-unassisted methods that may take from days to months.
I believe that these legendary and historical personalities were really special, no matter how common and mundane the AI makes them look. No matter how regular they might look, we will always have in mind that they've a made a name for themselves in history, and the surrounding aura of their historical significance never really fades, unless it's completely forgotten. This time I'm more happy with my works than the previous, and I can really feel the progress from the last time.
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Joan Of Arc
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Miss Edith Corse Evans
She was one of 4 first-class women to die on the Titanic, her body never found.