Artist banned, told to “find a different style” since his is too similar to AI-made art

A Muse in the Warzone

The above image is not AI generated. It’s the work of an artist who goes by the name benmoran_artist. After submitting this to a popular subreddit of 22M followers, he was banned by the moderator for “looking like AI art.” After reaching out to the moderator of the subreddit, he was given this incredibly flippant response.

I don’t believe you. Even if you did “paint” it yourself, it’s so obviously an AI-prompted design that it doesn’t matter. If you really are a “serious” artist, then you need to find a different style, because A) no one is going to believe when you say it’s not AI, and B) the AI can do better in seconds what might take you hours. Sorry, it’s the way of the world.

Subreddit Mod

The artist then went public on his Twitter page where he showed his art process and further references.

Ben Moran on Twitter

He has since reposted the drawing to r/Drawing where it has been more welcomed.