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Selfie

by GymDreams
Taking a selfie in the bedroom before heading out.
Selfie in the Bedroom, created with Stable Diffusion and Virile Fusion.

Selfie Series

The Selfie is a commentary about selfies seen all over Instagram. It is a technical challenge, made to see if I could replicate that same look and feel from selfies that are casually snapped, and as such with a figure situated in a surrounding that’s not tidied up. AI is great at making perfect things, so creating surroundings that are natural and messy poses its unique sets of challenges. This series originally started as a joke, but was generally very well received. I also tend to get so many DMs every time I post them because most people don’t read description and they always asked if it’s me. Short answer: no, but the first two me in this series is based on someone special in my heart.

These are semi technical renders and a challenge for myself, intended to see if I could recreate that same look from selfies typically seen on Instagram — featuring men with a nice body but usually taken in a somewhat messy bedroom that are not tidied up. One of my objectives was to recreate the realism through composition. The image should feel like a casual snap in the bedroom, and not something heavily art directed. The furniture should look rather mundane and uninteresting — something that you’ll typically see in a regular home.

For the renders, I want to make them look somewhat photorealistic, but still retain an illustration feel, so I picked Virile Fusion for the job. VF was the same checkpoint model that I used for the Rugby series.

Images

Selfie in the Bedroom, created with Stable Diffusion and Virile Fusion.
Selfie in the Bedroom, created with Stable Diffusion and Virile Fusion.
Selfie in the Bedroom, created with Stable Diffusion and Virile Fusion.
Selfie in the Bedroom, created with Stable Diffusion and Virile Fusion.
Selfie in the Bedroom, created with Stable Diffusion and Virile Fusion.
Selfie in the Bedroom, created with Stable Diffusion and Virile Fusion.

Technical Info

  • Steps: 40
  • Sampler: Euler a
  • CFG scale: 7
  • Seed: 2439681418
  • Size: 512x512
  • Model hash: a936095729
  • Model: virileFusion_v10
  • Denoising strength: 0.5
  • ADetailer model: mediapipe_face_full
  • 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: 23.6.2
  • Hires upscale: 2 (1024x1024)
  • Hires steps: 20
  • Hires upscaler: R-ESRGAN 4x+
  • Version: v 1.3.2
  • Post: Gigapixel HQ 2x (2048x2048)
  • Color Correction: Adobe Lightroom
  • Post AI fixes: Adobe Photoshop AI (Beta)