THE PIER : The Gaugan IA Drawing Contest (w/short story) - Week 50

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Image created by @justclickindiva utilizing Nvidia GauGAN

The Gaugan AI Contest on Hive - Week 50 | O Concurso Gaugan IA no Hive - Semana 50.

Pleasure Island Pier is a popular tourist spot for relaxation and activities for the entire family. It certainly is for our family and friends. We meet each summer for a fantastic week's vacation. Visitors to the area love the easy ingress and egress for their favorite water sports.

However, the main attraction to the island lies on the east side that hosts the fishing tournament in the summer.

Last month, a tropical storm swept through the island and destroyed the fishing access point. The small boat loading and unloading access pier was destroyed. In the aftermath, it was discovered that several small boats were damaged. We're thankful no lives were lost.

The Summer tournament is now cancelled. It will be rescheduled for a later date. My fishing group had already booked our hotel, so we've chosen another location for our summer group outing.

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My story is based upon our recent news bulletin that our favorite fishing pier in Galveston, Texas was damaged by two hurricanes in the past two months. The first Hurrican Marco broke the pier in half. The second one, Hurricane Beta, finished breaking it from the shoreline. The pier floated away and was located later.

In order to produce this beautiful landscaped area with the contrasting damaged structure on the opposite side, I utilized the software, Nvidia GauGAN. In my drawing above, I chose to add a bridge, then break it up in sections to look like it was damaged.

Below is the image of my basic brush strokes.

Image created by @justclickindiva utilizing Nvidia GauGAN

Once you've finished your brush strokes and apply your various background filters and effects, the program then creates a drawing based upon those brush strokes from its massive inventory.

You can then download your finished images. Remember to save your brush strokes and each image your produce before moving to the next filter and effects.

I just completed a set of brushstrokes and filters and for some reason didn't save my brushstrokes. The resulting drawings were beautiful in my humble opinion. But they're no use without the brushstrokes in the Gaugan Contest. Maybe I'll be able to use them for a different type of story.

Below are a few of my filters and effects I applied to the brushstrokes:

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The Gaugan IA Contest on Hive

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What is Nvidia GauGANIt is an interactive Artificial Intelligence (AI) drawing program where you create art from basic brush strokes.
Who created the contest?@steemean utilizing the hashtag #gaugan
What type of contest is it?This a Contest for 10 weeks and rounds. Post till Sunday every week.
What are the rules?1. Go to Nvidia Gaugan here:
2. Create and publish only one original draw and the paintings made by AI Gaugan with different effects.
3. The posts must have the tag #gaugan, and if you want the tag #contest;
4. The tag #gaugan must be put until the fourth position to show on Hive;
5. It would be a great idea to link back to the contest post so others may find it should they wish to join;
What do you win?Prizes vary, so check @steemean's contest blog;
PLUS, all the author rewards of the week's contest post;
Contest owner's vote for 5 posts made by the winner - (2,100 SP)
DeadlineThe deadline for the contest is 11:45 PM - Western European Time (WET) every Sunday.

It’s a contest where anyone can win! So, if you didn’t join in this week with your AI drawing, how about participating next week!

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Happy rest of the week everyone with whatever your endeavors.


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The damaged peer is what I wanted to say. I missed the words and used "old". :-(
Now my father taught me the word damaged that I should have used. :-)
But I did'n read the part that it was a true story.
I just used just the first paragraph in Google translate. :-(
Now I know, my father read all the post to me. hehe

Don't worry. Everything is fine. Thank you so much for reading it. I'll try to make sure the words I use are to your understanding. Sometimes I get caught up in the story, and I forget. Apologies.

I have a question. I tried to use your instructions on uploading boat and building brushstrokes, but it did not work for me.

I did upload the brushtrokes for the boat scene as a "segmentation map", and it worked. But I couldn't upload my drawing to add to the boat scene.

After you done a sea or sand in the drawing you are making..
First download one of my drawings with boats
Import my draw in the first menu - not in segmentation map the 2nd-
Clone the color of the boats - blue.
If after you hit the back arrow, my drawing disappears, and magic, the draw you were making come back.
Now that you have the color blue in brush, use it to design boats.

I leave here one
It is used just to clone the color...
You have the grey color to clone for buildings also....


Thank you. I now understand.

The dropper button to get the color

Great paradise Island.
Very beautiful.:-)
Old peer,boast have left. hehe

My story states that a storm came through. Did you get a chance to read it?

I have a question. Did I win last week 3rd place? I didn't see anything from you for Gaugan #49. Also, I forwarded another donation for the contest. Just wanted to make sure you saw it.

My dear friend @justclickindiva, I'm really sorry for you and the other winners. :-)
Thanks a lot for calling for the prize. :-)
My father forgot it last week - he still makes my Gaugan transfers, because I'm sleeping at that hour.:-(

I was checking my wallet and I saw the biggest donation ever to the Gaugan Contest.
It is so big I feel embarrassed. It's too much.
Plus the 4 Hive I was going to announce in the next post.
I want to thank you for the great help here on Hive.
Please suggest how I much I should add to the prizes every week.
Big Hug !!!

You are welcome. Never feel embarrassed about a gift. Just accept it and use it wisely.

Don't add a lot so that the Hive can last a long time. You already distribute a lot for each week's winners. And now there are more winners because I recommended it.

Take care and stay safe you and your family.

Thank you, I'm proud too. :-)
Still don't know how much to add every week to the prizes. :-(
From 1 to 5 in a Week.
One in a week is 1 year and 2 weeks.
Please, suggest. :-)

In the next post I'll reveal how the idea of the contest was born. :-)

How about adding up to 2 a Week.

OK, good choice, I'll use it.
Thanks again.


Bang, I did it again... I just rehived your post!
Week 25 of my contest just can now check the winners of the previous week!

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