You, reading this post, looking at this picture. You matter. I made this for you.
Take a look. What do you see when you look at this drawing? Just a sketch. Does it resonate or connect with you somehow?
If you find a connection, stay with it. Explore that. No connection? No worries.
The Moon on A Stick
What does an artificial intelligence see when it looks at a drawing?
Google Bard is a chat-based generative artificial intelligence. It’s similar to Chat GPT but you can upload images, as well as text-based prompts. I asked Google Bard some questions about the drawing. I started with the same question that I asked you.
What do you see when you look at this drawing?
Here’s the answer:
I see a drawing of a man holding the moon. The man is standing on a hilltop, and the moon is in his outstretched hands. The man is looking up at the moon, and his expression is one of wonder.
The drawing is done in black and white, and it has a very simple, yet elegant style. The lines are clean and fluid, and the man and the moon are both very well-proportioned. The drawing is also very well-composed, with the man and the moon centred in the frame.
Overall, I think this is a very beautiful and evocative drawing. It is a simple image, but it is also very powerful. It speaks to the human fascination with the moon, and to the sense of wonder that we all feel when we look up at the stars.Google Bard
Did you notice what it doesn’t mention?
Google Bard didn’t mention the fact that the moon has two faces. I wonder why? Maybe it ‘saw’ them but chose not to prioritise them in its description. Who knows? Did you notice the two faces?
Note also that it describes the man as ‘looking up in wonder’. I don’t think so…
Now, let’s move onto discussing our feelings, shall we?
How does this drawing make you feel?
Here’s what Google Bard feels (apparently).
The drawing of the man holding the moon makes me feel a sense of wonder and awe. It is a beautiful and otherworldly image that reminds me of the vastness and mystery of the universe.
The man holding the moon is a symbol of humanity’s dreams and aspirations. It is a reminder that we are capable of great things, and that we should never stop reaching for the stars.
The drawing also makes me feel a sense of peace and tranquility. The man’s expression is one of wonder and contentment, and the simple composition of the drawing creates a sense of balance and harmony.
Overall, the drawing of the man holding the moon is a very positive and uplifting image. It makes me feel happy, hopeful, and inspired.Google Bard
Is my drawing any good?
I’ve learnt that this is a terrible question to ask another person. They either feel obligated to say something nice and encouraging or avoid a direct answer. It’s more interesting to just ask what they see and go from there. So, I asked Bard to be my personal art critic and asked it for a 200 word cricital review of the drawing.
Critical Review of “Drawing of Man Holding Moon” by Google Bard
The drawing “Drawing of Man Holding Moon” is a simple yet effective image that evokes a sense of wonder and awe in the viewer. The drawing depicts a man standing on a hilltop, holding the moon in his outstretched hands. The man is looking up at the moon, and his expression is one of pure joy.
The drawing is done in black and white, and the lines are clean and fluid. The artist has used a variety of line thicknesses to create a sense of depth and perspective. The man and the moon are both well-proportioned, and the composition of the drawing is balanced and harmonious.
The drawing is also very symbolic. The man holding the moon can be seen as a representation of humanity’s dreams and aspirations. It is a reminder that we are capable of great things and that we should never stop reaching for the stars.
The moon itself is a symbol of mystery and wonder. It has been the subject of myths and legends for centuries. In this drawing, the moon represents the unknown, and the man holding it represents our desire to explore and understand the world around us.
Overall, “Drawing of Man Holding Moon” is a very well-executed and thought-provoking drawing. It is a simple image that speaks to our deepest desires and aspirations.
One of the things that makes this drawing so effective is its simplicity. The artist has focused on the essential elements of the image and has dispensed with any unnecessary details. This results in a drawing that is both visually appealing and symbolically resonant.
Another important aspect of the drawing is its composition. The man and the moon are both centred in the frame, creating a sense of balance and harmony. The artist has also used the horizon line to create a sense of depth and perspective.
The use of black and white is also very effective. The black-and-white contrast helps to create a sense of drama and suspense. It also helps to focus the viewer’s attention on the essential elements of the image.
“Drawing of Man Holding Moon” is a very well-executed and thought-provoking drawing. It is a simple image that speaks to our deepest desires and aspirations. The drawing is both visually appealing and symbolically resonant, and it is sure to stay with the viewer long after they have seen it.
What would Snoop Dogg say?
Just for fun, I asked Bard to write a 100-word review in the style of Snoop Dogg.
Yo yo yo, check it
I see a drawing of a man holding the moon
It’s a dope image, fo’ sho’, it’s off the hook
The man is standing on a hilltop, looking up
The moon is in his hands, he’s got it locked up
The drawing is black and white, it’s simple and clean
But the message is powerful, it’s deep and keen
The man holding the moon is a symbol of hope
He’s telling us that anything is possible, we can cope
So if you’re feeling down, and you need a pick-me-up
Just look at this drawing, and fill your cup
With the power of dreams, and the magic of space
And know that anything is possible, if you set your pace
Fo’ shizzleGoogle Bard in the style of Snoop Dogg
Fo’ shizzle: Ask someone to look
I had to look up the meaning of ‘Fo shizzle’. It means ‘for sure’ or ‘definitely’. I’ll take it.
Share this little sketch with someone. Invite them to take a look. Offer them a little vitamin ‘A’ for Art. You’ll both be better off and who knows, you’ll probably have a great chat about lots of other stuff.