Motion graphic artist Nathan Shipley has been using a StyleGAN encoder to turn works of art into realistic-looking portraits. Above are the Mona Lisa and Miles Morales from Into The Spider-Verse, but his latest focus has been on Pixar characters. So far he's done The Incredibles, Russell from Up, and Miguel from Coco.
Today's reverse toonification experiments with art from @Pixar for Incredibles 2, Up, & Coco.— Nathan Shipley (@CitizenPlain) October 15, 2020
This framework from @EladRichardson and @yuvalalaluf quickly finds a "real" human face in the #StyleGAN FFHQ latent space. Adding some style randomness too.
More Pixar in thread! ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/uI2v4Tn96m
Keep going for more of Shipley's work. It turns out computers are way better at turning cartoons into realistic portraits than humans are. The results actually look like people as opposed to horrific nightmare monsters. Case in point: these Simpsons monstrosities.
Here's another reverse toonification (realification?) of Rembrandt's self portrait from the @metmuseum. The dark hat gets processed as a crazy frock of hair but the face is totally plausible. #pixel2style2pixel #StyleGAN pic.twitter.com/4Xzoq8wpMT— Nathan Shipley (@CitizenPlain) October 14, 2020