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    Article Summary

    Even short single-word prompts will produce beautiful images in Midjourney's default style, but you can create more interesting personalized results by combining concepts like artistic medium, historical periods, location, and more.


    Pick A Medium

    Break out the paint, crayons, scratchboard, printing presses, glitter, ink, and colored paper. One of the best ways to generate a stylish image is by specifying an artistic medium.

    prompt example: /imagine prompt <any art style> style cat

    Block Print Example Midjourney image of a woodblock cat
    Ballpoint Pen Sketch Example Midjourney image of a ballpoint pen style cat
    Cyanotype Example Midjourney image of a cyanotype cat
    Graffiti Example Midjourney image of a graffiti cat
    Paint-by-Numbers Example Midjourney image of a Paint by Numbers cat
    Risograph Example Midjourney image of a risograph cat
    Ukiyo-e Example Midjourney image of a Ukiyo-e cat
    Pencil Sketch Example Midjourney image of a pencil sketch cat
    Watercolor Example Midjourney image of a watercolor cat
    Pixel Art Example Midjourney image of a Pixel Art cat
    Blacklight Painting Example Midjourney image of a Blacklight Painting cat
    Cross Stitch Example Midjourney image of a cross stitch cat
    Acrylic Pour Example Midjourney image of a acrylic pour cat
    Cut Paper Example Midjourney image of a cut paper cat
    Pressed Flower Example Midjourney image of a pressed flower cat

    Get Specific

    More precise words and phrases will help create an image with exactly the right look and feel.

    prompt example: /imagine prompt <style> sketch of a cat

    Life Drawing Example Midjourney image of a life drawing sketch of a cat
    Continuous Line Example Midjourney image of a continuous line sketch of a cat
    Loose Gestural Example Midjourney image of a Loose Gestural sketch of a cat
    Value Study Example Midjourney image of a value study sketch of a cat
    Charcoal Sketch Example Midjourney image of a charcoal sketch of a cat



    Time Travel

    Different eras have distinct visual styles.

    prompt example: /imagine prompt an illustration of a <time period> cat

    1400s Midjourney image of a 1400s cat
    1500s Midjourney image of a 1400s cat
    1600s Midjourney image of a 1600s cat
    1700s Midjourney image of a 1750s cat
    1800s Midjourney image of a 1800s cat
    1900s Midjourney image of a 1900s cat
    1910s Midjourney image of a 1910s cat
    1920s Midjourney image of a 1920s cat
    1930s Midjourney image of a 1930s cat
    1940s Midjourney image of a 1940s cat
    1950s Midjourney image of a 1950s cat
    1960s Midjourney image of a 1960s cat
    1970s Midjourney image of a 1970s cat
    1980s Midjourney image of a 1980s cat
    1990s Midjourney image of a 1990s cat


    Emote

    Use emotion words to give characters personality.

    prompt example: /imagine prompt <emotion> cat

    Determined Midjourney image of a Determined cat
    Happy Midjourney image of a Determined cat
    Sleepy Midjourney image of a Determined cat
    Angry Midjourney image of an Angry cat
    Shy Midjourney image of a Shy cat


    Get Colorful

    A full spectrum of possibilities.

    prompt example: /imagine prompt <color word> colored cat

    Millennial Pink Midjourney image of a millennial pink cat
    Acid Green Midjourney image of an acid green cat
    Desaturated Midjourney image of a desaturated cat
    Canary Yellow Midjourney image of a canary yellow colored cat
    Peach Midjourney image of a peach colored cat
    Two Toned Midjourney image of a two-toned colored cat
    Pastel Midjourney image of a pastel colored cat
    Mauve Midjourney image of a mauve colored cat
    Ebony Midjourney image of a ebony colored cat
    Neutral Midjourney image of a neutral colored cat
    CMYK Midjourney image of a CMYK colored cat
    Blue Tinted Midjourney image of blue-tinted colored cat
    Iridescent Midjourney image of Iridescent colored cat
    Brightly Midjourney image of Brightly colored cat
    Pink and Blue Midjourney image of pink and blue colored cat


    Environmental Exploration

    Different environments can set unique moods.

    prompt example: /imagine prompt <location> cat

    Tundra Midjourney image of a moutnain cat
    Salt Flat Midjourney image of a salt flat cat
    Jungle Midjourney image of a Jungle cat
    Desert Midjourney image of a desert cat
    Forest Midjourney image of a  forest cat
    Cave Midjourney image of a  cave cat
    Farm Midjourney image of a  farm cat
    Crystal Forest Midjourney image of a  crystal forest cat
    City Midjourney image of a  city cat
    Garden Midjourney image of a garden cat