Last week I accidentally discovered an app that made me delve a little more into the subject of art and artificial intelligence. My first contact with it was the app “Dream by Wombo AI“ – a nice find that gave me a great – and above all free – introduction to generative art.
To use the Wombo Dream App, you can either visit the website or the dream app (iPhone, iPad or Android). All variants are free to use. I have them for the screenshots Wombo app on the website used because you can see more details here.
On the website you will find an area in which you can enter a text. Here you have to tell the AI in English what to design.
Underneath, select the appropriate style and click on “Create”. Within a few seconds you have a small work of art that the app has created using the text input and the style specification.
If you are happy with the picture, you can save it, share it or even order a print on canvas. If you are unhappy with the result, you can start a new attempt with "Generate Again".
Trying out different text specifications is worthwhile
If there's one thing I've learned from creating such AI-generated artworks over the last few days, it's mainly that the text input can deliver completely different results even with small changes.
So it's a good idea to experiment with similar inputs or additions to see what they do. For example, you can incorporate the style of certain artists or consider materials and the like.
Here are a few additives that I've had good results with:
trending on ArtStation
made of clay
painted with a pencil
by Zhou Wenjing
by Hua Yan
by Stephen Pace
by Rudolf Koller
by Herb Aach
by Elfriede Lohse-Wächtler
by Francesco Furini
by Ron Walotsky
dark color scheme
by Thomas Kinkade
Combinations are also possible: James Gurney, Greg Rutkowski, Unreal Engine, artstation
For example, I use such "prompts": "Stairway between heaven and hell by Zhoi Wenjing | painted with black pencil | trending on art station”.
Limits of Wombo AI Dream
I took my first little pictures with the Wombo app and was really excited about what artificial intelligence can create. However, as I continued my search, I quickly came across tools that offer far more freedom than the Dream App can.
Here are some points that limit Dream von Wombo:
you cannot change or increase the resolution
there is no way to change the aspect ratio
the number of interactions (more iterations = more details) are not adjustable
But you have to give the Wombo app credit for being very fast. You really only have to wait a few seconds to see a result. So you can use the app for quick tests and then continue using the text input in a slower but more flexible tool.
I don't want to get too promising right now, but there are some very interesting tools I want to share with you over the coming weeks. This allows you to achieve truly breathtaking results – even in high resolution and in any aspect ratio.
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