The use of AI art is specifically forbidden in Dungeons & Dragons books. Rights holder Hasbro clarified this on Twitter/X after an artist had created or edited drawings for an expansion book in part using AI image generators.
Earlier, longtime DnD artist Ilya Shkipin confirmed in a now-deleted post that he used AI capabilities to brush up on some of the details in his drawings for the collaborative expansion book Bigby Presents: Glory of the Giants.
“DnD” rights holder Hasbro was apparently not informed about this: “We noticed today that an artist used AI for an upcoming book”, writes the Hasbro account “D&D Beyond” on Twitter/X. “We discussed this with the artist and he will no longer use AI in the future.” In addition, they want to revise the guidelines for artists to expressly prohibit AI generation of drawings.
AI image generators arrived in practice
The debate about AI-generated art has been raging for months. Last September, an image created by AI software won an art competition and sparked debate about the nature of art. The image titled “Théâtre D’opéra Spatial” was generated by Midjourney. Such tools spit out images using so-called prompts, i.e. text input with instructions.
Users of such AI image generators argue that creating hundreds of such prompts, refining and selecting them is also part of artistic creation. Critics see it as the “death of art”. However, the generators have long since arrived in practice: Studio Blizzard uses AI image generators, for example, to create art designs for its video games. Heise online and c’t also work with AI tools, for example to create lead images for articles.
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