The rise of generative AI needs to be put into context, so I’m going to explain the pros and cons of using AI in art creation. But first, let’s reflect… I was born in the 1980s and witnessed the transition from computers as a novelty, to them being in most homes. As a child, I loved to draw and paint. I loved to explore everything you could do with computers and creative work.

As I grew up and started doing more serious digital artwork, I would often hear the “it’s just pushing a button” comment when I people discussed digital art. I could easily brush that off and explain patiently, that a computer and Photoshop were like an advanced pencil. Just tools where I still did the creative work.