Michael's AI Adventure: Image Creation With Crayion & Hotpot.ai

Michael Boxface
5 Sept 202204:15

TLDRIn this video, Michael, also known as Cardboard Mike, embarks on an AI adventure exploring image generation software. He tests out Crayion, a platform that attempts to create images based on prompts. Michael uses various prompts such as 'Michael Box Face', 'Cardboard Mic', 'Shoe Egg', and 'Gun Car' to evaluate the software's ability to interpret and generate images. He observes that Crayion sometimes misinterprets the prompts, but provides a diverse range of images. Afterward, Michael switches to Hotpot.ai, comparing the same prompts and noting that while Hotpot offers more art styles and photorealistic images, it also has its inaccuracies. Michael concludes that both platforms have their strengths, with Crayion being better for bulk creation and Hotpot for its artistic styles. He invites viewers to comment with more prompt ideas or other AI image generators they might know of, and hints at a possible part 2.


  • 🎨 Michael, also known as Cardboard Mike, is exploring AI image generation software in his video.
  • πŸ–ŒοΈ He first tests Crayion with various prompts, including 'Michael Box Face' and 'Cardboard Mic'.
  • πŸ€” Crayion interprets 'Michael Box Face' as a boxer, which leads to some amusing results.
  • πŸ“¦ The 'Cardboard Mic' prompt results in images resembling a cardboard dog, prompting viewer interaction.
  • πŸ₯š 'Shoe Egg' is interpreted differently by Crayion, with some images resembling golden eggs.
  • πŸ”« The 'Gun Car' prompt leads to images of real cars with rear guns, rather than toy or water guns.
  • 🌟 Hotpot.ai is tested with the same prompts for comparison, offering multiple art styles.
  • 🎭 While Hotpot allows for photorealistic and anime styles, the results are less accurate but visually appealing.
  • πŸ† Michael concludes that Crayion is better for bulk creation, while Hotpot excels in artistic styles.
  • πŸ“ˆ Hotpot is noted for its higher quality in photorealistic images and greater variety of art styles.
  • πŸ“Έ Both Crayion and Hotpot have their strengths, and Michael invites viewers to suggest more prompts or other image generators.

Q & A

  • Who is the speaker in the transcript?

    -The speaker in the transcript is Michael, also known as Cardboard Mike.

  • What is the main topic of the video?

    -The main topic of the video is testing and comparing two AI image generation software, Crayion and Hotpot.ai.

  • What was Michael's first prompt for image creation in Crayion?

    -Michael's first prompt for image creation in Crayion was to generate an image of 'Michael, box face'.

  • How did Crayion interpret the prompt 'Michael, box face'?

    -Crayion interpreted 'Michael, box face' as a boxer, which was not the intended meaning.

  • What was the nickname Michael used for the second image creation test in Crayion?

    -The nickname Michael used for the second image creation test in Crayion was 'Cardboard Mic'.

  • What was the term Michael used for the third image creation test in Crayion?

    -The term Michael used for the third image creation test in Crayion was 'Shoe Egg'.

  • What was the outcome of the 'Gun Car' test in Crayion?

    -The outcome of the 'Gun Car' test in Crayion was a real car with a rear gun, instead of a toy car or water gun.

  • Which software allowed for multiple art styles?

    -Hotpot.ai allowed for multiple different art styles, including photorealistic and anime styles.

  • What was Michael's opinion on the photorealistic and anime versions of 'Michael Box Face' generated by Hotpot.ai?

    -Michael thought the photorealistic version made sense as a boxer, but the anime version wasn't accurate, although it looked cool.

  • Which software did Michael consider better for bulk creation?

    -Michael considered Crayion better for bulk creation since it is a paid feature for Hotpot.ai.

  • What was the final verdict on which software Michael preferred?

    -Michael concluded that Hotpot.ai is the winner because it does a better job at photorealistic images and offers more choice with different art styles and styles.

  • What does Michael invite viewers to do if they want a part 2 of the video?

    -Michael invites viewers to comment down below with more prompt ideas or any other freer image generators they know of, for a potential part 2.



🎨 AI Image Generation Adventure

Michael, also known as Cardboard Mike, embarks on an AI adventure to test out Summer Image Generation Software. He begins by using Crayola's AI to create images based on various prompts. The first prompt, 'Michael Box Face,' results in images that associate 'box' with 'boxer,' which Michael finds amusing and somewhat accurate in terms of his facial features. He continues to test the software with other prompts like 'Cardboard Mic,' 'Shoe Egg,' and 'Gun Car,' observing the AI's interpretations and providing commentary on the results.



πŸ’‘AI Adventure

AI Adventure refers to the exploration of artificial intelligence capabilities, particularly in the context of image generation software. In the video, Michael embarks on an 'AI Adventure' to test and showcase the functionalities of different AI image creation tools, which is the central theme of his content.

πŸ’‘Image Generation Software

Image Generation Software is a type of application that uses artificial intelligence to create images based on textual descriptions or prompts. In the video, Michael uses 'image generation software' to generate various images, which is the core activity around which the video's narrative is built.


Crayon is one of the AI image generation tools that Michael tests in his video. It is used to create images based on the prompts given by Michael, such as 'Michael box face' and 'cardboard mic'. The performance of 'Crayon' is evaluated and compared with another tool, 'Hotpot.ai'.


Hotpot.ai is another AI image generation software that Michael uses for comparison with 'Crayon'. It offers different art styles, including photorealistic and anime styles, which Michael explores during his 'AI Adventure'. The software's ability to generate images in various styles is a key point of discussion in the video.


Prompts are the textual descriptions or phrases that Michael provides to the AI image generation software to guide the creation of specific images. Examples of prompts used in the video include 'Michael box face', 'cardboard mic', 'shoe egg', and 'gun car', which are central to the demonstration of how the software interprets and visualizes these descriptions.


Photorealistic refers to the quality of an image that closely resembles a photograph. In the context of the video, Michael generates a 'photorealistic Michael' using Hotpot.ai, which is meant to look like a real-life photograph rather than a stylized or cartoonish representation.


Anime is a style of animation that originated in Japan and is characterized by colorful artwork, fantastical themes, and vibrant characters. Michael uses the term 'anime' to describe one of the art styles he generates with Hotpot.ai, which is used to create a version of his image in an anime style.

πŸ’‘Bulk Creation

Bulk Creation refers to the process of generating a large number of images at once. Michael mentions that 'Crayon' is better for 'bulk creation', indicating that it may have features or a pricing model that supports creating multiple images in a single session or has a more efficient process for mass image generation.

πŸ’‘Art Styles

Art Styles in the context of the video refer to the different visual aesthetics that can be applied to the generated images. Hotpot.ai is praised for offering a variety of art styles, which allows for more creative flexibility and caters to different preferences or requirements for the generated images.

πŸ’‘Sip Styles

The term 'Sip Styles' seems to be a typo or mispronunciation in the transcript, possibly referring to 'Art Styles'. If it were a unique term, it would likely relate to a specific set of visual characteristics or a category of artistic representation within the image generation software.

πŸ’‘Comment Down Below

This phrase is a common call-to-action used by content creators to encourage viewer interaction. In the video, Michael asks viewers to 'comment down below' with their thoughts, additional prompt ideas, or other free image generators they are aware of, which is a way to engage the audience and foster community discussion.


Michael, also known as Cardboard Mike, is exploring AI image generation software.

The first software tested is Crayion, starting with creating an image of 'Michael Box Face'.

Crayion interprets 'Michael Box Face' as a boxer, not the intended abstract concept.

Some generated images resemble Michael's facial features, such as eyes and nose.

A humorous image of Michael beating up Mitchell is included in the results.

Testing a picture of 'Cardboard Mic' reveals images that look like a cardboard dog.

Viewers are encouraged to comment on whether the images resemble a cardboard dog.

The term 'Shoe Egg' is tested, with mixed results, including some that look like golden eggs.

Using a more specific term improves the results for 'Shoe Egg'.

The 'Gun Car' prompt generates images of real cars with rear guns, resembling tanks.

Most 'Gun Car' images are in black and white, which is an unexpected choice by the AI.

Being more specific with the prompt improves the accuracy of the 'Gun Car' image.

Switching to Hotpot.ai for comparison, Michael tests the same prompts.

Hotpot allows for multiple art styles, generating photorealistic and anime versions of Michael.

The anime version of Michael does not resemble him but is visually appealing.

Crayion is favored for the 'Michael Box Face' prompt due to better sense of the concept.

Hotpot's 'Cardboard Mic' is more realistic but doesn't resemble Michael.

Crayion's 'Shoe Egg' images are preferred for their form and texture.

Hotpot's 'Gun Car' is a car without guns, leading to a point for Crayion.

Hotpot is considered the winner for its photorealistic images and variety of art styles.

Crayion is better for bulk creation due to being a paid feature on Hotpot.

Both software are deemed useful, and viewers are asked for prompt ideas or other AI image generators.

The video ends with a call for comments for a potential part 2.