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Classic D&D/AD&D/OSR Art

Discussion in 'The Gazebo' started by Catacombs, Nov 19, 2020.

  1. Catacombs Magister Patron

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    Was colorizing some of the art from this thread using an AI program. Just gonna post results for posterity.
    AI colorization is not quite at production levels of quality, but almost there already. Soon...

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    Too much SOVL in this thread, it's fucking depressing :negative:
     
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    pretty damn good already. Is it some kind of existing tool?
     
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    This is really cool! Some of the colors remind me of the coloring on the AD&D comics from the late 80's.
     
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    Damn. I wonder if there's any amazing-list kind of thing for this new batch of image processing tools using ML.
     
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    interesting, thanks for the link. I gave it a try, my results weren't nowhere as good as yours or the examples on the github page, but I can see the potential
     
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    Each image took me about an hour of assigning color guides and repainting, correcting the guides if I don't like the result, and iterating like that.

    Besides, the program was specifically written for colorizing japanese line art. The documentation openly states it shouldn't be expected to work with dirty pencil drawn art or western art at all. Nevertheless, I made it work, it just took some effort.

    Here's an example of how it works with japanese line art.

    Notice that it recognized the face and drew the eyes real nice, gave the girl a blush, gave her hair gradients. And this image took maybe 10 minutes by comparison, almost no iterations.

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    I didn't use anime, that might explain why I had to place all the colors by hand. Also it wasn't helped by how each iteration took ~5 min to color. And even then there's a few places on the end result where I could have gone back and fixed, like his jacket going yellow in places and the skin color that's inconsistent.

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    This guy is a mood

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    Mine is this:

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    This Elmore painting was used as the cover of Dragon Magazine #108 (April 1986), but those colors are far off:

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    Maybe the publisher had to brighten the color and touch up the painting for the print product.[/QUOTE]
     
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    The Dragon Magazine cover is even less saturated than the version on Elmore's website:

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    Unfortunately, when confronted with different levels of saturation, contrast, et cetera between different reproductions of a painting, whether the reproductions are digital or physical, it's difficult to determine which is correct, and it may be the case that all of them are significantly off from the original in at least one respect. However, even if we can't be certain about the Elmore website version of "Hidden Danger" versus the Dragon Magazine printed version, it's clear that the first version posted is ludicrously over-saturated (possibly specifically over-satured in reds with some additional changes to contrast and/or brightness).
     
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