Drawing / Sketching / Digital Painting

Quick question for the group:

Any of you has had experiences publishing your comics on Tapas? How is it?

I've been self hosting mine for some time on my own private server (and very few people actually have the link, I haven't gone public with it), so it's been fine so far, but I want to move away from that. Now, my comic does feature full frontal, but no 'adult activities' and, according to the Tapas content rules, I think this is OK for the web, not for the app. That's fine with me, I don't expect to ever make money on this, and I'm not concerned about growing an audience.

Just gonna say for the record here that I think AI art isn't going to go anywhere anytime soon, and could genuinely be a useful tool for artists, the issue right now is that its biggest proponents appear to be people who not only do not understand art and are incapable of viewing it as anything other than an investment opportunity or money-making scheme, but are actively disdainful of artists, their concerns, and their work.

Their output reads like an attempt at "beating" artists rather than any genuine desire to add artistic value to the world.

They are totally misusing and mismarketing AI art. Though I will say they must be making some cash or luring investors with multilevel scams.

AI art could be gang busters as a support tool, in fact, a lot of it currently already is as procedural generating plugins for software such as Blender and Houdini. But this community perpetuating exclusive club online only sh*t has got to go. That is the stuff that gets all the press though

Very sad, unexpected news:


Yeah, total shock. A huge loss.

(Also, pursuant to my last post, I should not be surprised that someone immediately tried to train a AI bot to make his art when the body was barely even cold.)


Clip Studio Paint announces that they're integrating Stable Diffusion (an AI art model) into their program.

3. We cannot guarantee that images generated by the current model will not infringe on the rights of others. While we will not limit the use of generated images, we ask users to use their best legal and moral judgment and ensure that their work does not infringe on the rights of others in all cases, regardless of whether you use image generation or not.


This is after them switching to a subscription model, too. How to alienate your primary user base in two easy steps.

I (cautiously) like the AI art generators. They’re probably going to take the place of humans in some early areas of graphic design but they don’t have their own style and can only produce what can be coaxed out of them from source material, which sort of limits their utility in a lot of areas (I suspect there will be a major trial concerning copyright and AI art in the next several years). Granted I only paint and make sh*tty comics anymore but I don’t feel particularly threatened by anything I’ve seen and have even used them to create my own reference material for paintings. I only briefly used Clip Studio and wasn’t terribly thrilled by it but this might have spurred me to try it again until I found out they moved to a subscription model.

Good thing Krita is the bees knees then now that CSP is a sub. Can we still use the perpetual license we already bought just sans updates?

fangblackbone wrote:

Good thing Krita is the bees knees then now that CSP is a sub. Can we still use the perpetual license we already bought just sans updates?

I believe so, yes. If you bought CSP 1, you can keep using it as long as you want, but you won't get new features or bug fixes once they move to CSP2+.

It's frustrating, but the tech isn't going anywhere anytime soon.

It will if we eat all the tech bros.