Roll ’em

I needed images representing dice rolls for a side project I have been working on. While I thought I would find something reasonable, all the images I could turn up either didn’t look very good, or had a license I didn’t want to work with, or I couldn’t figure out the license. That left me in a bit of a pickle because I have no graphical talent at all.

It occurred to me to check whether ChatGPT knew how to make SVG graphics, and it turned out that it did! It took me quite a while to get the prompts right, there was a lot of back and forth where I would fix one problem, and ChatGPT would revert some other change. This experience probably deserves its own post, but suffice it to say that while I got what I needed, I might have been better off using Fiverr.

Here is the result:

They’re rendered at 400×400, so they look decently sharp when scaled down to smaller sizes. I’m pretty happy with them. I’ve rendered out a set for each of the CSS colours. Download the whole set here, released under a Creative Commons license.