Rugby Hugs

by GymDreams
Stable Diffusion, Virile Fusion v3 Beta 1
Rugby Hugs

While hugging is not a formal rule in rugby, it appears in various forms across different versions of the game and within its culture. From the bear hug tackle in traditional rugby to the safety-oriented adaptations for older players and the expressions of camaraderie off the field, hugging encapsulates the sport’s blend of physicality, safety, and community.

I decided to make more images about Rugby after being inspired by a few sports videos sent to me by friends.

These were made in Stable Diffusion WebUI Forge, a fork of Automatic1111 that’s intended to be highly memory efficient.

I used Virile Fusion v3 Beta 1 checkpoint to make these renders. This is one of my favorite checkpoints for this style of illustrations.

All of these were rendered at 20 + 30 hires Euler a.

In a Stable Diffusion workflow, where you first render with A steps, followed by B steps of hires fix, often:

A = 2B

After having developed my own workflow of multipass in ComfyUI, I realized that I really don’t need such high steps for the first pass, so I’ve been experimenting with steps where A < B, and so I’m testing with 20 + 30 and they look decent to me. This gives incredible results at a fraction of rendering time.

Rendered on 2024-03-09

Steps: 20, Sampler: Euler a, CFG scale: 7, Seed: 1820031276, Size: 512x512, Model hash: de1aabc4d5, Model: virileFusion_v30BETA1, Denoising strength: 0.4, ADetailer model:, ADetailer confidence: 0.3, ADetailer dilate erode: 4, ADetailer mask blur: 4, ADetailer denoising strength: 0.4, ADetailer inpaint only masked: True, ADetailer inpaint padding: 32, ADetailer version: 24.3.0, Hires upscale: 1.5, Hires steps: 30, Hires upscaler: 8x_NMKD-Superscale_150000_G, Mask blur: 4, Inpaint area: Only masked, Masked area padding: 32, Version: f0.0.17v1.8.0rc-latest-274-ge48533bd

Rugby, Suddenly Gay. Sweat, Rain. Tackle.

Sports photography has always captivated me. The energy, the vigor, the masculine display of strength. Sometimes, during a match, the athletes would get into these positions which are seemingly gay. This is what I tried to reproduce with these generations.