How I used Machine Learning to create an artwork with my hero, Leonardo da Vinci

The Training

Video of generated images in frame-by-frame animation
Static results of the Machine Learning model

When inspiration struck

Screenshot taken from the model’s results
  1. Any colours I want to use need to be colour picked from the original image.
  2. The existing shapes should guide me in the final design. No excessive erasing or creating new shapes where there were none.
  3. Try to stay true to the da Vinci sketches, while allowing for both the ML model and my own style to co-exist.

The painting process

Painting process image
Painting restult given constraints at the start

The results

Painting results with creative interpretation after constraints

Reflection

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