Snow on the sahara

"Ma'am, I think we have a problem. This is a still from some footage captured by Midge Ourney. You know that Nat Geo photographer who's on shooting on location in Jebil park for the next three weeks."

"Is this some kind of joke?"

"No Ma'am. We've got multiple reliable corroborating witnesses. Quite a few of them are park rangers."

"But that's impossible! Even with climate change. It's got to be a hoax."

"Yes, that's what I thought too. But last night, one of our best people sent me this. They spotted this woman in Toual el-Hadhali and managed to snap a photo. Don't worry, they weren't spotted

"And you're sure this isn't a coincidence? Maybe some kids were having one of those dress-up party things, what do they call it, co-playing?"

"Afraid not."

"All right, thank you. Looks like we have a situation here. Just when things were finally starting to calm down too."

It's a bit depressing that the co-bot-art that's mostly bot is better than I ever was...

...but I was never that good anyway. Oh wells!

Final composite

Manual retouching and merging by the nugget.


Prompt: dark skinned magpie woman wearing intricate silver jewelry, trending on artstation, uplight

Real-ESRGAN Inference Demo

This is actually GFPGAN - for some reason the Colab page seems to be titled differently. GFPGAN is for face restoration.

Midjourney is amazeballs. Prompt was "crow girl, trending on artstation".

Midjourney + light retouching

Midjourney isn't great at noses, so that was where the retouching was needed. Very simple job of masking the original nose with the retouched nose.

Midjourney original

Retouched version

Derived from running the original through an image restoration generated adversarial network - Real-ESRGAN Inference Demo. (This is actually GFPGAN - for some reason the Colab page seems to be titled differently. GFPGAN is for face restoration.)

 ^If you want to use this, you need to log into your Google account, and make a copy of it. Not 100% sure you have to make a copy, but you do need to be logged into your Google account.

Print quality is just another AI away

Cupscale to the rescue! Haven't added the output here, for obvious reasons. But after running the retouched version through Cupscale, I ended up with a 60MB PNG file that's super sharp even at 100%. No artifacts.