Recurring Themes

Me, a traditional painter, becoming a digital artist.
Me, a digital artist, becoming an AI artist.
This isn’t real art; it’s just too simple. You’re being lazy. “People think it’s just about pressing a few buttons, but there’s much more to it. I spend endless hours learning complex software. It’s not just slapping filters on photos with Photoshop—I create from scratch, with purpose and vision.” “Creating AI art involves much more than just inputting data into computers—it’s a complex mix of technology and creativity that demands real skill. People often assume it’s all done automatically, but in reality, I’m actively involved in every decision, often revising things hundreds of times to perfect the artwork.”
No skill needed, just hit undo. Doesn’t take any real care. “The undo button gets a lot of flak as a ‘cheat’, but it’s actually essential. It lets me tweak and refine ideas without the fear of permanent mistakes, giving me freedom to experiment.” “Many might view the rapid iterations with AI as shortcuts, but for me, they’re essential for exploring new artistic territories. I genuinely invest my emotions and intentions into each creation. Remember, AI is just another tool, not the artist.”
This format is too cold, can’t show real feelings. The outcome is so weird. Superficial. Our art is just as deep and soulful as traditional art, even if we don’t get paint under our nails or smell linseed oil in the studio. Every piece I make is packed with feeling, aimed to resonate with anyone who sees it.” “I pour my soul into every artwork. The fact that I use AI doesn’t diminish the emotional depth. Even without the latest graphic tablets or the most advanced digital pens and brushes, I dedicate hundreds of hours to creating meaningful artwork, carefully shaping each piece.”
You’re relying on the software to do your work. That’s not art. “It’s not the software doing the work; it’s me. Tools like Photoshop are just that—tools. My own creativity is what brings each artwork to life.” “There’s a common misunderstanding that AI art simply emerges at the click of a button. In truth, every piece requires a dense network of choices and a strong commitment to creating something meaningful.”
It’s not unique and anyone can copy it or reproduce it. It’s basically worthless! “Just because my art isn’t on a gallery wall doesn’t make it any less valid. Digital art is powerful and deserves as much respect as oil on canvas.” “Just because my art is generated from code doesn’t make it any less genuine. AI art is transforming the landscape, challenging traditional barriers and defining new artistic expressions.”
Your methods are quick and shallow! Doesn’t need any real talent. “It’s a common myth that digital art is easy. Behind every piece is a mountain of time and effort, sweat and trials.” “It’s often said that AI art appears effortlessly, but behind each piece lies extensive labour and decision-making. It’s anything but easy—I’m continually refining and pushing the technology to its limits.”
There’s nothing new here; you’re just nicking ideas from real artists and using tech to fake it. “We’re not just copying what’s been done before. We use digital tools to push into new areas, creating art that’s completely our own.” “Some worry that we AI artists might just replicate existing works, but that’s not our intention. We use AI to forge new paths, drawing on historical influences like all artists, yet aiming for unexplored frontiers.”
You’re pushing real artists out, taking over with your tech tricks. “Digital art isn’t about taking over from traditional artists. It’s just another way to express ourselves, adding to the diversity of art without stepping on anyone’s toes.” “I’m not here to displace other artists. AI simply introduces a new medium for expression—it complements rather than competes with existing methods. There’s ample space for everyone in the art world.”
If you were a proper artist, you’d stick to the traditional ways. Why make it so easy? “The things we can achieve with digital tools? You just can’t do that with traditional methods. We’re not trying to outdo anyone; we’re exploring what’s possible.” “What I can achieve with AI might be impractical or exceedingly time-consuming with traditional digital methods. It’s not about superiority; it’s about the unique challenges and capabilities of AI art.”
This type of “art”, is not ART, is just a fad; it won’t last like real art. “I really hope people start to see the value in digital art. We’re not looking for easy ways out. Our work is as deep and real as any other form, even if our tools look different.” “I long for the day when AI art is appreciated for what it truly represents—an evolution in artistic practice. I hope that eventually, people will recognise the value in our work, understanding that we’re not here to simplify or diminish the art-making process.”