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Vitruvian Man with Neptunes Pineapple

by GymDreams
After the Vitruvian Man c.1490 by Leonardo da Vinci. Rendered with Stable Diffusion and Picsi.
Vitruvian Man with Neptunes Pineapple. After the Vitruvian Man c.1490 by Leonardo da Vinci. Rendered with Stable Diffusion and Picsi.
Vitruvian Man with Neptunes Pineapple. After the Vitruvian Man c.1490 by Leonardo da Vinci. Rendered with Stable Diffusion and Picsi.

I made a special edition of the Vitruvian Man with @neptunes_pineapple, a friend on Instagram who I’ve met over my brief time on Instagram as GymDreams8. I don’t know Nep before GD8, but we’ve developed a friendship purely because I enjoy the images he posts to his account, and he appears to like the images I post, and so over time we simply chatted and developed a friendship. Besides this mutual appreciation of each other’s works, he always says the nicest things that brighten up my stressful day. I have recently told him my real name, and I’m really happy that he still wants to be friends with me. That meant a lot to me and I’m really grateful for his friendship.

He recently posted an image of himself taken in front of a Vitruvian Man street art, and I thought that it would be fitting to juxtapose his face in the Vitruvian Man series that I have published recently. I have been wanting to make some works for him for a while, and I’m thrilled that he agreed to my proposal.

This will be the beginning of many fun collaborations in the future, I’m sure. I have been wanting to make some works inspired by his photographs, but it’s been taking some time to truly realize them because it depends on his input and these iterative processes do take time.

Tech

These were rendered in Stable Diffusion, though the face swap tech largely was made possible by Picsi — which, if you don’t know, was made by the company who originally published the research that enabled the ROOP library, and in return enabled ReActor for Stable Diffusion, a FaceSwap extension that everyone depends on when using Automatic1111.