Behind the Scenes with Fabin Rasheed #1

“Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not. ” ― Pablo Picasso

Fabin Rasheed is an India based Artist, Designer, Innovator and Technologist working in the intersection of Creativity and Technology.

Many are the projects of this artist which involves different tools to create art and explore creativity. One of these projects is about Artificial Intelligence and brushes. As the artists himself explains: "I love brushes! I have been trying to find new ways of creating expressive brushes for quite some time now. Last year I presented my work on Animated Brushes as a Sneak at the Adobe Max 2018."


 [Fig.1] Screenshot of AI Brushes. Lava brush was created by The artist training a pix2pix network with images of lava. The artist has used Tensorflow and Keras, starting with a direct feed from the Adobe Fresco app and using AR to augment real-life acrylic based painting using the brush.



 [Fig.2&3] AI Brushes derived from the translation of ink drawings into watercolor patches.


[Fig.4] Screenshot of AI Brushes: from ink to watercolor effect