Color, The Mystery...
I loved drawing when I was young. Maybe if I hadn’t fallen into computer programming in adolescence, I would have worked on drawing. I was confident that I had a talent for drawing at that time. But when I had to paint watercolors in my school art class, I always ruined them at the coloring stage. Looking at other children’s watercolors skillfully, I had to admit that my talent wasn’t that great, and maybe that’s why my interest has shifted to programming since then. But since my childhood, when I basically liked drawing, my desire to paint better has never changed. Coloring was like a big problem that I had to solve someday. It’s ironic that I’m not good at coloring and I’m developing software for coloring.
I’ve tried to make my own game in recent years. The coding went smoothly, but it was blocked by graphics. There was a graphic style I wanted, and I didn’t expect it to be so difficult to achieve. Eventually, I decided to solve the secret of the graphic myself. But the journey was not smooth. I felt like that after one crisis, I was facing another crisis that was twice as high. I spent a lot of nights analyzing and thinking about how I could draw such paintings. The masters’ paintings were both materials of study but also subject to pressure.
“Is this the best I can do?”
I started to improve the discomfort that I felt wasn’t efficient when I drew my own paintings. The inconveniences were mainly about choosing and adjusting colors. The UI of PAI was designed and tested so that the same operation can be performed with less action than the existing user interface. And all the results became PAI.
Also, PAI is not designed to be used in any particular form. Everything is optional and you can just get as much assistance from PAI as you need.
Currently, bold experiments on artificial intelligence-based painting are actively underway. Some of these experiments look groundbreaking and intimidating. What shape will digital painting be in the future? Artificial intelligence initially appeared to be a threat to replace humans, but it is now becoming a role of assisting humans in more and more industries. I expect that artificial intelligence-based digital painting will eventually become a role of assisting artists, not a substitute for them.
Sooner or later, PAI will be equipped with innovative painting functionalities based on artificial intelligence. But as with all the current PAI functions, those AI-based functions will also be designed to better serve as an assistant. The AI-based functions are still just a vague rough idea. But I want to spoil some of those functions to show the future of PAI. 😉 The functions are about stroke and fill, which is outlining and shading. This is to relieve the inconvenience that I’ve felt because of repetitive tasks in outlining and shading.