Style transfer tends to be an awkward topic around my artist friends. There are two general perspectives that I see. First is fear that the world won't need their skills if AI starts illustrating. The more prevalent idea is that style transfer doesn't do anything artistically useful.
To figure out the truth about style transfer, I decided to dive into it myself. I started by downloading an arbitrary style transfer app called Pikazo onto my iPhone. (There are better methods with more control but, this the most artist-friendly interface that I have found for style transfer)
let's see these principles applied