Welcome to Ballooning Art 2024

Welcome to Ballooning Art 2024. At 8:44 am MT on January 23, I began uploading my AI renditions of special shape hot air balloons to my 2024 AI Art Attack album affiliated with my Facebook profile. Four of my ballooning friends had asked me what program I am using to generate the AI art I have been sharing with my friends and followers as well as members of the Balloon Talk group I manage on Facebook.

While I have been testing different AI art apps since November 2022, for the past couple of months, I have focused on using DALLE-3, both through ChatGPT Plus and via Microsoft Bing Create. It was my friend Henry Rosenbaum, balloon pilot and owner of the “Tiny the Fire Dog” special shape who inspired me to see what I could come up with in for my first special-shape prompt attempts. I used both ChatGPT Plus/DALL-E-3 and Bing Create/DALL-E-3 for the test. Here are the prompts I used:

  • 1st run- “cartoon Dalmatian as a Fire Chief, flying in a hot air balloon over Albuquerque.”
  • 2nd run – “cartoon Dalmatian Fire Chief as a special-shape hot air balloon

By default, DALLE-3 renders two square images 1024×1024 pixels. You can add “wide format” to the beginning of your prompts to get a 1792×1024 pixel landscape image.

If you are interested in learning more about special-shape ballons, especially where to find a manufacturer or pilot for one, please consider joining ongoing conversation in our industry group. https://fb.com/groups/balloontalk