Andy Salerno created a digital painting with Stable Diffusion, a new open source image synthesis model that allows anyone with a PC and a decent GPU to create almost any image they can describe:
Salerno’s step-by-step guide is very straightforward and worth the review.
Most remarkable perhaps is that Stable Diffusion is small enough to be used by almost anyone:
That’s the size of the model that has made this recent explosion possible.
4.2 gigabytes of floating points that somehow encode so much of what we know.4.2 Gigabytes, or: How to Draw Anything
Stable Diffusion was trained on about 5 billion images and cost about $600k on GPUs leased from AWS.