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TEACHING HUMANS HOW TO DRAW FLOWERS

2020 • Machine learning, illustration, publication

This project started with curiosity and some questions:

  • “What can I teach a computer to teach me how to do?”
  •  “Can a computer understand and generate drawing tutorials?”
  • “Can a computer teach me how to draw a flower?” 

 

Utilising machine learning and a pre-trained language model, my computer generated new tutorials for drawing flowers. The instructions usually made very little sense and were hard to follow. But I tried my hardest to stick to the steps. Which resulted in drawings that often didn’t resemble any flower I’d ever seen. (Did my computer teach me how to draw extraterrestrial flowers?)