Lord of the Rings – Dogs and Cats

Here’s a re-imagining of the principle characters from Lord of the Rings as Dogs and Cats.

Gandalf the gray
Frodo the ring-bearer
Sam the faithful companion
Legolas the Elf
Gimli the Dwarf
Boromir of Gondor
Aragorn the ranger
Saraman the White
Nazgul, Servant of Sauron
Sauron at Barad-dûr

Generating RPG Character Assets

I’ve recently been on a AI image generation role, primarily using MidJourney to create landscapes, but there is a cost to that service (It’s a processing expensive task, so I’m OK with that).

But for the job of creating character portraits, I’ve taken to using Stable Diffusion which is an open sourced implementation which can be run locally. It’s pretty heavy on the hardware requirements, needing a GPU with 6+gb of ram, but if you can meet that the results are pretty good.

The following are some character portraits I’ve used it to create: