Not to sound like an advertisement, because this isn’t one; but if you’re like me and you enjoy creating abstract art, you should check out Wombo Dream, an app for AI created art that was released in November 2021. The app makes beautiful works of unique art using only a word prompt and style. I’ve used it at least forty times at this point and I’m blown away every time it creates a new piece of art.
I don’t know much about the actual AI that creates the art, not that I would fully understand it if I did, but I do love to watch the art creation process. One of the coolest things about the Wombo Dream is that it shows you the steps it takes to illustrate an image. Overall, it’s amazing to see how well an AI can create art, and I fully expect this technology to only grow over the years.
Here’s a bit more of a look at the Wombo Dream app.
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The Creation Process
So the actual image creation process in Wombo Dream is as simple as it gets. Want to make AI created art on your phone while waiting for your coffee order? Totally doable. Open the app, type in a topic, pick a style, then hit Create. Even using the exact same parameters, each time, will make something different.
Here I typed in Tornado at the prompt, and chose the style as Dark Fantasy.
Wombo Dream Limitations
The only real issue I’ve had so far with the app was that occasionally it would abandon the creation process halfway through. Fortunately, this only happened a few times and restarting the app seems to stop it from happening again for awhile.
Outside of that, another minor issues (which isn’t really an issue at all) is how the app handles faces. It actually makes sense that AI created art wouldn’t be able to properly process a face and keep it from looking odd though, because an abstract face, in itself, is going to look weird. Basically, don’t expect this app to be able to make art from a photo of a person and have it look okay normal. It’s not meant for that.
Here’s an idea of the kinds of imagery Wombo Dream creates from the prompt Woman and the style Dark Fantasy. The results are still pretty impressive, artistically, and you can see just how the app AI handled abstracting the image of a person. The third image here is probably the weirdest one because you can see some partial facial features; though it could be worse. Regardless, the images themselves are still gorgeous.
Wombo itself is likely better known for its lip sync app, which was released back in February of 2021. The app lets users take a new or existing selfie (or image of anyone) and select a song from a specific list to create a short video that uses AI to move the images head and lips in a way that makes it look like they are singing the song.
Essentially, Wombo is exploring what they can do with AI in creative ways, and I am really looking forward to seeing what they come up with next. There’s still a long way to go with AI technology, in ways we can’t even fathom yet, but it’s wonderful to see this type of creativity and ingenuity out there, and especially from a Canadian company.
Wombo Dream, AI Created Art – In Summary
As someone who enjoys creating digital art, especially abstract art, I really enjoy using Wombo Dream. The resulting abstract art it creates, from every prompt and style, is beautiful. Since I discovered the app I’ve been playing with it constantly, using the AI created art for my phone wallpaper and changing it daily.
Wombo Dream isn’t the first AI created art app out there, but from what I’ve seen it does a spectacular job of making art that is unique, vivid, and intricate. Another very similar app is Starry AI, which has more style options, but the final AI created art isn’t nearly as impressive as in Wombo Dream.
Are you familiar with other AI created art? Do you think this technology is something you’ll use? Have you tried out the Wombo.art app yet? Let me know in the comment below!