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I've had some interesting experiences using DALL-E and Stable Diffusion online; here I gave them the prompt "Charles III coronation" and this popped up:
 

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I'm amazed at how well-made the North American Imperial Navy uniforms came out:
 

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Has anyone here used AI-generated art directly?
Me. I've been using an app to generate characters, deities, heraldry, and reference shots for world building a story. It can be very finicky if you have a set mental picture of what you want since it's random, so depending your flexibility you can looking at dozens of iterations, iterations based off iterations, etc, until you get the desired effect.
 
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U.S. Automotive (Generalists, Specialists, Artisanals), Trucks & Motorcycles after disappearation of GM & Chrysler :



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So I'm working on a late 19th early 20th century map pertaining to Serbia and I decided to include a national personification as a decoration on the map as you sometimes saw in that era. This is the pixel sketch, the final will be vector and likely in much more muted colors. The fact that the sketch took me 3 hours means I am deathly afraid of the final product.

I welcome any tips around how to best integrate her into the frame around a map.

I figure she ought to be on a simple pedestal, perhaps with some surrounding things sloping down towards the frame. I do intend to include broken shackles by her feet to symbolize liberation from the Turks. Perhaps I could have either 2 Serbian people sitting and staring at her or personifications of Herzegovina and Montenegro doing so, both options being references to the old anthem Vostani Serbije (the first being "Rise, Serbia, rise, empress and let your children see your face! Turn their hearts and eyes towards you..." and the second being "The Herceg's land and the black mountain, distant countries, isles, and sees, all desire divine aid for you, you bring joy to all good souls"). Adding MORE people would be a pain though. I would like to maybe work a two headed eagle into this somehow, but maybe I will just go with a pile of canons and sabrers alongside the shackles to make the sloping shape.

Toughts?
 
Property of the crown in the Potomac river valley. The official royal residence, Washington Palace, is also largely ceremonial. Much of the business of the crown within in the District is conducted at the Arlington House, outside of downtown and with a little more privacy. However the royals mostly reside at Woodlawn, near historic Mount Vernon and abbutted to Fort Belvoir; This house is the most accommodating residence while still remaining a secure base for the head of state near the nation's capital. Mount Vernon is basically a museum, as it has been since George I Washington's death - not a great place to live, but it does generate a lot of tourism. Stratford House is less well-known, but is also more museum than residence. It is less used by the royals nowadays than it used to be since the rise of air travel. The old White House Plantation hasn't had a white house on it since the turn of the last century, but is a functional farming property - currently used in sustainable food research.

There are other royal residences not depicted here, but I think these probably represent the bulk of the historically significant properties. I know for instance that the Washingtons in this timeline own a property in West(ern) Virginia and another in Kentucky. Otherwise, I haven't planned out that much.

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John C Fremont, 17th President of the United States and the only one elected under the shortly lived "Radical Democratic Party", is commemorated on the 5 Dollar Bill due to his achievements during the War Between States, his Emancipation Declaration against the will of the Lincoln Administration (who, attempting to balance the interests of slave holding unionists in the border states and the radical republicans did not issue a declaration of their own), and his later actions as President in a highly divided and tumultuous time after the creation of the Confederate States of America.

He is frequently remembered, alongside future president Ulysses S. Grant, as one of the abolitionist presidents who worked to deconstruct the Slavery System within the postbellum United States and carry the Union through one of it's most difficult historical periods.
 
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King George I of the House of Bush (Kingdom of Austin) showcasing his full suit of armor to other Austin Lawmakers (6 CY, Author Unknown)


(Emberverse by S.M. Stirling)
 

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The iculians (Parvohylus erectus, "upright forest small one") are a race of small arboreal amphibians that thrive in a variety of damp environments, having evolved on a pluvial world.

Their homeworld, Iculos, is a terrestrial world with a thick, insulating atmosphere and a hot, humid climate dominated by shallow seas and lush jungles of low-growing mosses and ferns. It is a world of incredible biodiversity, but its fauna is also incredibly dangerous and hostile, growing often to large sizes. For the iculians and their near ancestors, these evolutionary pressures forced them to act very carefully to avoid death. Through this meticulous nature and crafty survival sense, they evolved to be highly efficient, nimble pack hunters, which aided the emergence of complex society. The iculians evolved to be impish amphibian humanoids with large, wide-set eyes providing keen panoramic vision. They are incredibly graceful and have incredible reflexes, but are not typically strong and operate better in groups. Their skin color ranges from dappled grey-green to vibrant primary colors striated with black stripes, depending on lineage and region of origin.

Iculians, like many pseudo-amphibian species, are egg-laying and deposit their egg clutches in water. Fertilization is external, however, unlike most other species. Infant iculians are born in a tadpole-like form, morphing gradually into fully-formed individuals after about a year. They live fast-paced lives with high metabolisms, usually living around two to three decades (consequently, iculians report higher rates of hypertension, anxiety, and stress disorders compared to humans).

The iculians were not a spacefaring race at the time of first contact with the shrikes, and had only just entered a postindustrial period. The shrike Associated Worlds League decided on an uplift policy and offered iculians clientage as pioneers and pathfinders in exchange for space colonies and reservation worlds. In time, the iculians ended their status as a client race and became partners in the formation of the United Suns in the 25th century, and became a common sight.
However, the iculian delegation switched sides near the end of the Great War and sold valuable intelligence to the Terran Empire. In exchange, the iculians retained many of their worlds and colonies as an Autonomous Alien Protectorate.

Iculian culture is rooted in both their homeworld traditions and in the adopted cultural attitudes of the shrikes who technologically uplifted them. As the most successful uplift example in galactic history, iculians display a sense of racial pride rivaled only by humans. Indigenous customs of ancestor veneration, animism, polytheism, and a tribal social model remain strong. They are adept crafters of fine goods, bankers and financial analysts, and skilled explorers.

Lineage is of great importance to iculians. Separate families from different star systems may share a clan name, and consider themselves part of the same kinship group. The iculians struggled with internecine ethnic strife prior to their uplifting; the contextualization of their species amidst a wider galaxy reduced these internal struggles somewhat. Nevertheless, a predilection for bigotry is still a rampant social issue.

Iculian colonies are largely allowed to run themselves, operating under a semi-feudal system of large landowners and country squires.

Pictured are some examples of iculians, with a human in silhouette for comparison. Iculians tend to be around 55-65 cm tall, and weigh around 8 to 12 kilograms.

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From an upcoming mass crossover timeline of mine, which is nearing completion. None of the images are mine; they were found via Google.

Only the words of the timeline themselves can properly describe what these pictures represent...but until then, have fun with trying to guess.

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The iculians (Parvohylus erectus, "upright forest small one") are a race of small arboreal amphibians that thrive in a variety of damp environments, having evolved on a pluvial world.

Their homeworld, Iculos, is a terrestrial world with a thick, insulating atmosphere and a hot, humid climate dominated by shallow seas and lush jungles of low-growing mosses and ferns. It is a world of incredible biodiversity, but its fauna is also incredibly dangerous and hostile, growing often to large sizes. For the iculians and their near ancestors, these evolutionary pressures forced them to act very carefully to avoid death. Through this meticulous nature and crafty survival sense, they evolved to be highly efficient, nimble pack hunters, which aided the emergence of complex society. The iculians evolved to be impish amphibian humanoids with large, wide-set eyes providing keen panoramic vision. They are incredibly graceful and have incredible reflexes, but are not typically strong and operate better in groups. Their skin color ranges from dappled grey-green to vibrant primary colors striated with black stripes, depending on lineage and region of origin.

Iculians, like many pseudo-amphibian species, are egg-laying and deposit their egg clutches in water. Fertilization is external, however, unlike most other species. Infant iculians are born in a tadpole-like form, morphing gradually into fully-formed individuals after about a year. They live fast-paced lives with high metabolisms, usually living around two to three decades (consequently, iculians report higher rates of hypertension, anxiety, and stress disorders compared to humans).

The iculians were not a spacefaring race at the time of first contact with the shrikes, and had only just entered a postindustrial period. The shrike Associated Worlds League decided on an uplift policy and offered iculians clientage as pioneers and pathfinders in exchange for space colonies and reservation worlds. In time, the iculians ended their status as a client race and became partners in the formation of the United Suns in the 25th century, and became a common sight.
However, the iculian delegation switched sides near the end of the Great War and sold valuable intelligence to the Terran Empire. In exchange, the iculians retained many of their worlds and colonies as an Autonomous Alien Protectorate.

Iculian culture is rooted in both their homeworld traditions and in the adopted cultural attitudes of the shrikes who technologically uplifted them. As the most successful uplift example in galactic history, iculians display a sense of racial pride rivaled only by humans. Indigenous customs of ancestor veneration, animism, polytheism, and a tribal social model remain strong. They are adept crafters of fine goods, bankers and financial analysts, and skilled explorers.

Lineage is of great importance to iculians. Separate families from different star systems may share a clan name, and consider themselves part of the same kinship group. The iculians struggled with internecine ethnic strife prior to their uplifting; the contextualization of their species amidst a wider galaxy reduced these internal struggles somewhat. Nevertheless, a predilection for bigotry is still a rampant social issue.

Iculian colonies are largely allowed to run themselves, operating under a semi-feudal system of large landowners and country squires.

Pictured are some examples of iculians, with a human in silhouette for comparison. Iculians tend to be around 55-65 cm tall, and weigh around 8 to 12 kilograms.

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I can see The Ben 10 inspiration but you've got a very good twist on the galvan aliens:)
 
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