For whatever reason, I tasked myself with writing opinion pieces about AIs, despite the hundreds of sources already covering AI-related stories. Sources better qualified than me.

The first part of this series (HERE) covered some of the background stuff. Stuff like Copyright, Database Generation, Machine Learning, and how A.I. Art Generators work.

This post is Part 2 and covers some of the issues related to their use. This post is roughly 2,600 words or about 9 minutes of reading.

Right — here we go.


  1. So, what’s the problem?
    1. Example using artists and styles in the public domain
    2. Examples of art and styles not in the public domain
    3. Examples of artists being affected by AI Art Generators
  2. Summary (general)
  3. Summary (Personal)
  4. Conclusion (A.I. Art Generators)
  5. Reference Material:
    1. Videos:
    2. Articles (some may be behind paywalls):
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For whatever reason, I tasked myself with writing an opinion piece(s) about AIs, despite the hundreds of sources already covering AI-related stories. Sources better qualified than me.

. . . but sources that are not me, so here goes nothing. Oh, I’ve recently been reminded of the virtue of conciseness, but, you know, I’m still me, and there are many aspects to this discussion.

Therefore, I’m doing multiple posts so I don’t tire my readers. This post, then, is Part 1, covering the background stuff in about 1,900 words, or roughly 7 minutes of reading.

Right — here we go.

  1. Background: Copyright
    1. Copyright reading:
  2. Background: How do AI Art Generators work?
    1. Videos about AI image Generators
  3. The Database (images)
    1. Reference Articles:
  4. The AI Art Generators
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Most of my days are pretty good.

Not fantastic, mind you . . . no one showers me with accolades, money, and songs, but also no one is calling me names, spitting on me, or kicking me.

I get up, have a coffee, feed the birds, do a few things, go to the gym, come back and have a snack, do a few more things, eat dinner, watch a few shows with Melisa, do a few more things, then head to bed.

All in all, a pretty good life. Occasionally, something brings a bit of a downer, and this was such a day. Don’t worry; nothing personally terrible, but still a downer.

Style 8 — 2D Illustration Christmas

The votes are in, and of the 32 styles explored using a Christmas prompt, the above image was the winner . . . sor-of.

Only 8 people voted, and since there was a tie, I cast the tie-braking vote. While I liked the Paper Quilling creation, I felt the above better symbolized the theme of Christmas as it’s understood in modern society.

I again present links to the styles below, as well as the poll results showing a tie.

New month, new year, new calendar . . . oh, and Happy New Year!

Note: you should see six calendars in this post . . . if you don’t, just reload the page as sometimes they’re slow to load.

Since I have mucho many AI offerings, I will be using them for the calendars. . . or I will until I get tired of AI-created stuff. Here is the first of the January offerings:

As before, I don’t expect anyone — in this digital assistant age — to actually use a paper calendar, but a few readers said they’ve used them, so I’ll continue to offer them.

The title refers to the secular and commercial meaning of the Twelve Days of Christmas, which begins on the 14th of December and ends on Christmas day, and not the religious meaning, which begins on Christmas day and counts the time between the supposed birth of the out-of-wedlock/illegitimate child, and when the Magi brought him some gifts.

Even then, the title is just a play on words since I’m not describing gifts but the rendering styles for the MidJourney AI Art Generator. For the current version (V. 4) of the rendering engine, there are 32 styles that one can call out (the list is at the bottom of the post).

MidJourney Styles 230 through 32

The title refers to the secular and commercial meaning of the Twelve Days of Christmas, which begins on the 14th of December and ends on Christmas day, and not the religious meaning, which begins on Christmas day and counts the time between the supposed birth of the out-of-wedlock/illegitimate child, and when the Magi brought him some gifts.

Even then, the title is just a play on words since I’m not describing gifts but the rendering styles for the MidJourney AI Art Generator. For the current version (V. 4) of the rendering engine, there are 32 styles that one can call out (the list is at the bottom of the post).

MidJourney Styles 27 through 29

The title refers to the secular and commercial meaning of the Twelve Days of Christmas, which begins on the 14th of December and ends on Christmas day, and not the religious meaning, which begins on Christmas day and counts the time between the supposed birth of the out-of-wedlock/illegitimate child, and when the Magi brought him some gifts.

Even then, the title is just a play on words since I’m not describing gifts but the rendering styles for the MidJourney AI Art Generator. For the current version (V. 4) of the rendering engine, there are 32 styles that one can call out (the list is at the bottom of the post).

MidJourney Styles 24 through 26

The title refers to the secular and commercial meaning of the Twelve Days of Christmas, which begins on the 14th of December and ends on Christmas day, and not the religious meaning, which begins on Christmas day and counts the time between the supposed birth of the out-of-wedlock/illegitimate child, and when the Magi brought him some gifts.

Even then, the title is just a play on words since I’m not describing gifts but the rendering styles for the MidJourney AI Art Generator. For the current version (V. 4) of the rendering engine, there are 32 styles that one can call out (the list is at the bottom of the post).

MidJourney Styles 21 through 23

The title refers to the secular and commercial meaning of the Twelve Days of Christmas, which begins on the 14th of December and ends on Christmas day, and not the religious meaning, which begins on Christmas day and counts the time between the supposed birth of the out-of-wedlock/illegitimate child, and when the Magi brought him some gifts.

Even then, the title is just a play on words since I’m not describing gifts but the rendering styles for the MidJourney AI Art Generator. For the current version (V. 4) of the rendering engine, there are 32 styles that one can call out (the list is at the bottom of the post).

MidJourney Styles 18 through 20

The title refers to the secular and commercial meaning of the Twelve Days of Christmas, which begins on the 14th of December and ends on Christmas day, and not the religious meaning, which begins on Christmas day and counts the time between the supposed birth of the out-of-wedlock/illegitimate child, and when the Magi brought him some gifts.

Even then, the title is just a play on words since I’m not describing gifts but the rendering styles for the MidJourney AI Art Generator. For the current version (V. 4) of the rendering engine, there are 32 styles that one can call out (the list is at the bottom of the post).

MidJourney Styles 17

The title refers to the secular and commercial meaning of the Twelve Days of Christmas, which begins on the 14th of December and ends on Christmas day, and not the religious meaning, which begins on Christmas day and counts the time between the supposed birth of the out-of-wedlock/illegitimate child, and when the Magi brought him some gifts.

Even then, the title is just a play on words since I’m not describing gifts but the rendering styles for the MidJourney AI Art Generator. For the current version (V. 4) of the rendering engine, there are 32 styles that one can call out (the list is at the bottom of the post).

MidJourney Styles 15 through 16

The title refers to the secular and commercial meaning of the Twelve Days of Christmas, which begins on the 14th of December and ends on Christmas day, and not the religious meaning, which begins on Christmas day and counts the time between the supposed birth of the out-of-wedlock/illegitimate child, and when the Magi brought him some gifts.

Even then, the title is just a play on words since I’m not describing gifts but the rendering styles for the MidJourney AI Art Generator. For the current version (V. 4) of the rendering engine, there are 32 styles that one can call out (the list is at the bottom of the post).

MidJourney Styles 13 through 14

The title refers to the secular and commercial meaning of the Twelve Days of Christmas, which begins on the 14th of December and ends on Christmas day, and not the religious meaning, which begins on Christmas day and counts the time between the supposed birth of the out-of-wedlock/illegitimate child, and when the Magi brought him some gifts.

Even then, the title is just a play on words since I’m not describing gifts but the rendering styles for the MidJourney AI Art Generator. For the current version (V. 4) of the rendering engine, there are 32 styles that one can call out (the list is at the bottom of the post).

MidJourney Styles 10 through 12

The title refers to the secular and commercial meaning of the Twelve Days of Christmas, which begins on the 14th of December and ends on Christmas day, and not the religious meaning, which begins on Christmas day and counts the time between the supposed birth of the out-of-wedlock/illegitimate child, and when the Magi brought him some gifts.

Even then, the title is just a play on words since I’m not describing gifts but the rendering styles for the MidJourney AI Art Generator. For the current version (V. 4) of the rendering engine, there are 32 styles that one can call out (the list is at the bottom of the post).