A new method for character design
The usual method has the slight disadvantage that pictures with different expressions might be a bit incoherent and "jumpy". Therefore quite a lot of manual work is needed to fix that, as I have described in a previous posting.
An alternative approach is this:
- Produce one picture of your character with NovelAI that you really like.
- Use that as input for the "image to image" generation, and add just very basic tags like "girl, angry" or "girl, happy". If you set noise fairly low (0.2) and strength in the mid-range, you can obtain a picture where pose, clothes etc. are identical, but the expression changes.
I'm not going to redo all my sprites for "Sweet Science", but for future projects this might be the best way to go! Let me know if you try this out and what is your experience with this!