[P] Coloring Artwork With Machine Learning
I have been playing around with DeOldify this past week, which as been a lot of fun. During my testing, I colorized a video of a Tasmanian Tiger which managed to reach the front page and resulted in an article from Daily Mail… which was awesome! Anyway, while playing around, I realized it might be cool to visualize the colorization process by colorizing a hyper-realistic drawing time lapse. The hope was that using this method I could see when the network recognized a face, hair, eyes, etc.
Achieving this was pretty simple as I didn’t need to write any code myself. I found a great time lapse from a talented artist drawing Cara Delevingne, downloaded it (with permission) and colorized it. I put the two videos side by side, and I was done!
I hope you guys find it interesting. It was a little less eventful than I expected, but still pretty cool to see!