Visual Graphics for Super Star Creative Geniuses – We Need Better Tools

There is never enough time, and an abundance of projects you may never finish in this lifetime. This is the plight of an over-achiever Visual Graphic Artist and Creative Genius. This challenge isn’t new. In fact, Leonardo da Vinci had said he had only one regret in his life. That he was afraid he’d die of old age, before he completed all his projects, art work, and ideas. He was right to fear this, he died before he did, luckily he left some sketch books for us, and we’ve completed all those prototypes and taken his technology of the day to the next level. Okay so, let’s talk about today, fast forward and let’s see what challenges we face.

First, visual graphic work is slow, and even with an abundance of shortcuts, it still takes lots of time. What shortcuts you ask? Okay so, to enlighten you on this – there was a great lecture posted to YouTube on Feb 8, 2013 by concept artist Scott Robertson which “shows his incredible portfolio of work and talks with students about how to succeed in the industry.” The title of the Video Lecture is: “Creating Sources of Inspiration with Scott Robertson,” brought to us by the Academy of Art University.

In this lecture he explained his methodology, where he has lots of source folders with other images, where he can cut corners using base images. Yes, why not, and he reminds us that in the creative world there are no “image police” that really care if you “cheated” to speed up your work. Okay so, he’s right, and I’d like ask this;

1. What if we had an artificial intelligent search feature that could work in Google Image search using your voice where you describe the base image type you are looking for and it either found one, or created one for you?

2. What if this AI software could take an image and modify it “by your command” and help you along with your visual image creation?

Why do I ask these questions?

Simple, I get two new original thoughts per day myself and I am always looking for ways to illustrate those ideas, but if I don’t do it right now, and spend all day doing it, tomorrow will come and I’ll have two more new concepts and so on. Thus, I just get further and further behind. So, we really need this technology now. Just as Leonardo could have used a whole army of painters, artists, prototype makers, whole teams of people at his command — just imagine if he had? Please consider all this and think on it in 2015.