New Program Will Let You Draw Anime Drawings From Rought Sketches

Making anime drawings has been a dream of many anime fans, but it is not easy learning how to draw anime characters because the learning curve is so steep. However, there is a new program being developed by a Japanese software engineer, which will let you create cute anime drawings from your rough sketches.

Japanese software engineer, 高 坂 (@t_takasaka), recently posted a demonstration video on Twitter where you can see rough drawing sketches being turned into cute anime girls in real time. The post has gone immensely viral, getting thousands of likes in 24 hours.

I am experimenting with automatically generating illustrations from sketches in real time. I hope that even people who have never drawn a picture can draw an illustration of reasonable quality in a short time. Next, we plan to add a parameter slider so that you can change the style and shape after drawing. (The author writes in his tweet)

In a follow up tweet, 高 坂 (@t_takasaka), shared another video explaining that after you are done with the sketch, you can change the style, shape, shadow, face orientation, etc. There are 512 types of parameters which can be adjusted. His next plan is to automatically create 3d models from the drawing.

高 坂 (engineer) works in the software company which makes VRoid Studio (a 3d character production software). The technology looks really promising. Imagine creating a 3d character (just like V-tuber) which causes thousands of dollars to make, and if you want to learn 3d modeling, it will take months and months. However, this software could make life easy for a lot of people.

Previously, a new app was launched which lets you create manga without drawing. Although, World Maker app is accessible worldwide, but it is in Japanese language so it is unusable if you don’t how to read Japanese.

What is your opinion on this new technology? Let us know in the comment section.

37 thoughts on “New Program Will Let You Draw Anime Drawings From Rought Sketches

  1. Its unfair we draw and practice a lot of years, then they just gonna make a software just like this.. for me making an artwork without putting a lot of effort and practice is not satisfying…

    1. You’re right, I’m 12 years old, and I’ve been trying to draw anime for seven years. And it’s a great injustice to me that years of labor are being destroyed by artificial intelligence and no one can profit from it, so it’s going to trick you into drawing pictures that you don’t like again, and when you go from virtual to something other than this app, it’s going to draw badly again.

  2. I disagree with this, as an artist. I spend 3 and a half years gaining talent, support, money and etc because of making art. Yes i am 13 years old but i wouldnt let this thing happened, gaining income from arts is a very difficult thing and takes hours/days to do and make, and it will dissapear because of this? What even is the point of using an ai to create arts?

    Me making arts is one of the 2 points of me living right now.

    1. You’re 13 years old. Sit down for a second and realize you’re being overdramatic.
      You will NEVER get anywhere as an artist if you use your talents as an artist purely for profit. Reevaluate your hobby for a second and make art for yourself, not for cash.

      Never ever treat your passion as your job. An industry where art has integrity and creative expression over soulless corporate profit or meaningless jobs is a positive, not a negative.

      1. For a lot of artist they have to use their art skills to make ends meet (via doing commissions). People who use art to make money are doing it for the sake of just making money, as I said earlier, they need the money they make so they can survive. Living ain’t free you know, you have to get money to pay the bills some how. Just because an artist made money off of a piece of art doesn’t make it soulless. A lot of popular renaissance paintings were commissions (for example the Mona Lisa) and they still have plenty of soul and meaning to them.

      2. Well I agree, but do you not think the reason why some artists do commissions? It can be a part-time job and help people earn money. THINK the games many people play either it is 2D or 3D, artists/people doing 3d animations/animators designs it and do you think it’s out of kindness that they do it? No. They do it to make money and do it to help the game developers make it while enjoying it. How about anime, 3D movies do artists do it for kindness? NO.

    2. i think it just help for create original character for who is lazy to draw and you can see the mistake of the picture nothing is perfect at all

    3. I totally agree.. As a fellow 13 year old artist. Many artists are terrified about this AI program because many artists do commissions. But I also think It would be some what useful to some people. At the same time I would also think of it as taking away the opportunity to people appreciate art and artists..i mean we artists do spent a lot of time just to make our drawings perfect. So what I mean is it’s some what useful to some people and some what taking away artists to have motivation to draw and people to appreciate the hard work artists have done.

  3. This seems like a really cool tool. I’m an artist myself, and the first thing that came to mind was

    “What if this can be developed to save time for webcomic artist or 2D animators?”

    I know that some people are complaining about this tool, but it’s exactly like with VRoid. A lot of people complained that the software was going to take the jobs of real 3D modelers and Vtuber Riggers, but honestly, that didn’t and won’t happen. This is like a very custom Picrew/Pitzmaker avatar generator and it looks really cool.
    To me, it made me wonder, what if this can help artists to create more quantity of works, especially for comics with lots of panels and chapters? To be able to compile all of your works and with the help of the IA obtain results similar to your final product but avoiding many hours of erasing and fixing, that could be a time saver, avoid artist in the entertainment industry to avoid getting overworked and without loosing much quality either.

    1. This. I hope more people have this point of view. No machine can replace artists. They will be nothing but assistants to an artist.

  4. Good technology, bad influence. This software will prevent people from commissioning to artists, especially when this program improves over time.

    Unless the developer planned some way to counter this, many artists, whether 2D or 3D, will lose their only way of income.

    How ironic, Japanese has the most anime artists and now they will bring down their own kind by replacing themselves with an AI. But I believe they do have some way to prevent this issue from happening, I hope they really do.

  5. As a person who has so many ideas with mediocre drawing skills, this is very exciting. My dream is to make an anime/manga. I am lacking on the illustration side.

  6. the difference between something like that and real art is your own individual, unmistakable handwriting / style. If you stand out from the crowd, you don’t need to be afraid of something like that. my individual crippled line cannot generate a program because it always looks different but remains homogeneous on the whole. So far, the machine can only imitate humans. after that comes matrix.

  7. For a lot of artist they have to use their art skills to make ends meet (via doing commissions). People who use art to make money are doing it for the sake of just making money, as I said earlier, they need the money they make so they can survive. Living ain’t free you know, you have to get money to pay the bills some how. Just because an artist made money off of a piece of art doesn’t make it soulless. A lot of popular renaissance paintings were commissions (for example the Mona Lisa) and they still have plenty of soul and meaning to them.

  8. The robot domination is near. We’re doomed when the AI make their own avatar as cute girl so human can’t delete them.

  9. to be fair, this is just gonna ruin most artist’s career but will it rlly make tht big of an impact tho ? If it gets popular, then it might replace comms entirely and artists would lose their income but if it’s treated like some other random game on the internet then I don’t see a huge issue.
    What could be pissy is people using this app, tracing the AI art and then claiming it as their’s.

    1. Yes, its a rlly big issue if people that are just outright lazy would say “oh yea its my art” when they just scribbled rough lines and made them into a girl with this tool.

  10. You’re right, I’m 12 years old, and I’ve been trying to draw anime for seven years. And it’s a great injustice to me that years of labor are being destroyed by artificial intelligence and no one can profit from it, so it’s going to trick you into drawing pictures that you don’t like again, and when you go from virtual to something other than this app, it’s going to draw badly again.

  11. That’s really offended me after I knew this program will make you so lazy and not gonna make you a real artist! I hope this program will might gonna banned as soon as possible.
    Remember Art takes more time and effort

  12. Bruh all the people complaining are 12 year old which is strange because their arguments make them seem like fully grown adults, but this soft ware is not for people to make money from, its literally just for people that suck at drawing to be able to create an actual anime character design. Y’all really hating on this when its actually a pretty cool thing to see someone make and its surprising that its taken this long to do

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