The Ultimate Lists for Prompt Engineering. Inspiration for Art and Illustration ideas.

As a professional Illustrator, Experimenting with AI prompt engineering for artwork and illustrations can be time-consuming. So to speed things up, having some shortcuts including a list of popular artist phrases at your fingertips can be helpful. With these big lists of prompts for each parameter, you can hone your image description. You’ll have billions of combinations to choose from, resulting in unique and diverse original images.

Get even more prompt parameter ideas with Chat GPT

To add even more excitement, try using chat GPT to generate more parameters, verbs, adjectives or nouns. Add your own keywords and phrases to further encourage creative and unexpected results.

Experimenting with AI prompt engineering for art images and illustrations can be time-consuming. So to speed things up, having a list of popular artist phrases at your fingertips can be helpful. With these lists below of 100 or so prompts for each parameter, you can hone your image description. You’ll have billions of combinations to choose from, resulting in unique and diverse original images.

Prompt parameter ideas with Chat GPT

To add even more excitement, try using chat GPT to generate more parameters, verbs, adjectives or nouns. Add your own keywords and phrases to further encourage creative and unexpected results.

Top 100 Artistic Styles and Painting Terminology

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  1. Abstract Art
  2. Acrylic Painting
  3. Baroque Art
  4. Bitmap Art
  5. Caricature Drawing
  6. Children’s Book Illustration
  7. Collage Art
  8. Color Field Painting
  9. Conceptual Art
  10. Cubism
  11. Digital Art
  12. Drawing
  13. Expressionism
  14. Fantasy Art
  15. Figurative Art
  16. Fine Art Photography
  17. Foil Art
  18. Fresco Painting
  19. Geometric Abstraction
  20. Glass Art
  21. Gouache Painting
  22. Graffiti Art
  23. Impressionism
  24. Installation Art
  25. Intaglio Printing
  26. Islamic Art
  27. Landscape Painting
  28. Lino Printing
  29. Magic Realism
  30. Mural Painting
  31. Naive Art
  32. Neo-Classicism
  33. Neo-Expressionism
  34. Neo-Romanticism
  35. New Realism
  36. Outsider Art
  37. Oil Painting
  38. Opaque Watercolor
  39. Pop Art
  40. Portrait Painting
  41. Printmaking
  42. Realism
  43. Representational Art
  44. Rococo Art
  45. Romanticism
  46. Seascape Painting
  47. Silk Screen
  48. Surrealism
  49. Symbolism
  50. Tenebrism – dark obscuring
  51. Textile Art
  52. Ukiyo-e Prints
  53. Urban Art
  54. Video Art
  55. Visionary Art
  56. Warholian Pop Art
  57. Wildlife Painting
  58. Woodcut Printing
  59. Wood Engraving
  60. World Art
  61. Dry Brush Painting
  62. Avant-Garde Art
  63. Baroque Sculpture
  64. Blind Contour Drawing
  65. Calligraphy
  66. Caricature Painting
  67. Chalk Pastel Drawing
  68. Charcoal Drawing
  69. Chinese Brush Painting
  70. Collagraph Printing
  71. Color Wash Painting
  72. Copperplate Engraving
  73. Cut-out Art
  74. Decorative Art
  75. Encaustic Painting
  76. Etching
  77. Fantasy Landscape Painting
  78. Figurative Sculpture
  79. Floral Art
  80. Fresco Sculpture
  81. Geometric Painting
  82. Giclee Printing
  83. Glass Blowing
  84. Gold Leaf Art
  85. Graffiti Landscape
  86. House Portrait
  87. Hyperrealism
  88. Icon Painting
  89. Japanese Sumi-e Painting
  90. Jugendstil Art
  91. Kinetic Art
  92. Lyrical Abstraction
  93. Magic Realism Sculpture
  94. Modern Landscape Painting
  95. Naive Sculpture
  96. Neo-Romantic Landscape Painting
  97. Neo-Pop Art
  98. Outsider Sculpture
  99. Pop Art Portrait Painting
  100. Technical drawing
Needle in a haystack. AI art illustration.

100 Objects that are commonly used in AI art

  1. Buildings
  2. Landscapes
  3. Trees
  4. Flowers
  5. Clouds
  6. Mountains
  7. Rivers
  8. Waterfalls
  9. Animals
  10. Birds
  11. Insects
  12. Fish
  13. Reptiles
  14. Mammals
  15. Human faces
  16. Hands
  17. Feet
  18. Bodies
  19. Cars
  20. Bikes
  21. Boats
  22. Planes
  23. Rockets
  24. Planets
  25. Moons
  26. Stars
  27. Galaxies
  28. Black holes
  29. Solar systems
  30. Nebulas
  31. Comets
  32. Meteorites
  33. Spacecrafts
  34. Astronauts
  35. Robots
  36. Machines
  37. Weapons
  38. Tools
  39. Furniture
  40. Houses
  41. Castles
  42. Temples
  43. Mosques
  44. Churches
  45. Synagogues
  46. Statues
  47. Sculptures
  48. Paintings
  49. Drawings
  50. Comics
  51. Cartoons
  52. Children’s toys
  53. Board games
  54. Video games
  55. Food
  56. Drinks
  57. Fruit
  58. Vegetables
  59. Candy
  60. Desserts
  61. Musical instruments
  62. Microphones
  63. Speakers
  64. Headphones
  65. Cameras
  66. Laptops
  67. Tablets
  68. Smartphones
  69. Watches
  70. Jewelry
  71. Glasses
  72. Sunglasses
  73. Hats
  74. Scarves
  75. Gloves
  76. Coats
  77. Shoes
  78. Socks
  79. Underwear
  80. Swimwear
  81. Backpacks
  82. Purses
  83. Wallets
  84. Keys
  85. Umbrellas
  86. Balloons
  87. Streamers
  88. Confetti
  89. Fireworks
  90. Candles
  91. Flowers
  92. Gift boxes
  93. Wrapping paper
  94. Cards
  95. Balloons
  96. Streamers
  97. Confetti
  98. Fireworks
  99. Candles
  100. Gifts
Extreme nouns - Big lists of nouns for Advertising ideas

Expanded example prompts with detailed combinations of items from lists on this page

  1. A neon unicorn with a plaid top hat, inspired by the pop art style of Roy Lichtenstein, in a neon rainbow color scheme, with the unicorn in sharp focus and the background blurred, framed with a minimalist outline.
  2. A futuristic robot playing a fuchsia violin, inspired by the surrealism of Salvador Dalí, with a metallic silver and gold palette, where the robot is the only thing in focus, with everything else blurred into abstract shapes, framed with an embossed metal texture.
  3. A blazing tree house made of jellybeans, inspired by the whimsical illustrations of Dr. Seuss, in a pastel candy color scheme, with the tree house in sharp focus and the surrounding landscape blurred, framed with a grunge, distressed finish.
  4. A glittering mermaid riding a polka-dotted bicycle, inspired by the bold and graphic designs of Keith Haring, with a black and gold palette, where the mermaid is in focus and the surrounding sea and sky are blurred into abstract shapes, framed with a watercolor wash.
  5. A psychedelic dinosaur wearing a tutu with stripes, inspired by the trippy and vibrant art of Jimi Hendrix, in a vibrant rainbow color scheme, with the dinosaur in sharp focus and the background blurred into vibrant shapes, framed with irregular, hand-drawn edges.
  6. A bouncing kangaroo playing basketball with fire, inspired by the kinetic sculptures of Alexander Calder, with a fiery red and orange palette, where the fire is in focus and the rest of the scene is blurred, framed with a refined, gilded edge.
  7. A flashy butterfly with a neon mohawk, inspired by the street art of Banksy, with a bold black and neon color scheme, where the butterfly is in focus and the background is blurred into neon shapes, framed with abstract brush strokes.
  8. A crazy cat driving a convertible sports car, inspired by the whimsical paintings of René Magritte, with a muted blue and green palette, where the car is in focus and the surroundings are blurred into abstract shapes, framed with an intricate lace pattern.
  9. A sizzling penguin with a velvet sombrero, inspired by the playful sculptures of Claes Oldenburg, with a spicy red and yellow palette, where the penguin is in focus and the background is blurred into abstract shapes, framed with neat, defined lines.
  10. A radiant flamingo with a sparkly skateboard, inspired by the lively and colorful paintings of Frida Kahlo, with a bright pink and orange palette, where the flamingo is in focus and the background is blurred into vibrant shapes, framed with an elegant, subtle vignette.
  11. A towering giraffe with a polka-dot bow tie, inspired by the quirky illustrations of Maira Kalman, with a playful polka-dot pattern, where the giraffe is in focus and the background is blurred into abstract shapes, framed with a dark, moody atmosphere.
  12. A booming bear playing a drum set made of ice, inspired by the organic and biomorphic forms of Jean Arp, with a frozen blue and white palette, where the drum set is in focus and the surrounding landscape is blurred into abstract shapes, framed with a radiant, sun-kissed halo.
  13. A hypnotic snake playing a silver harp, inspired by the dreamlike paintings of Hieronymus Bosch, with a mystical purple and green palette, where the snake is in focus and the surrounding landscape is blurred into dreamlike shapes, framed with a rustic, weathered edge.
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Using a photo reference, plus an expression of panic, then including references to a crowded school bus.

Top 150 recognised Artists and Illustrators

  1. Pablo Picasso
  2. Vincent van Gogh
  3. Leonardo da Vinci
  4. Michelangelo
  5. Henri Matisse
  6. Gustav Klimt (gold leaf, decorative)
  7. Frida Kahlo
  8. Marc Chagall
  9. Rembrandt
  10. Johannes Vermeer
  11. Gustav Courbet
  12. Egon Schiele
  13. Edvard Munch
  14. Odilon Redon (textured printmaker)
  15. Rafal Olbinski (dreamlike)
  16. Alfonso Ossorio (abstract expressionism) 
  17. Paul Klee (geometric textured cubism)
  18. Alex Katz (flat colour, Pop art)
  19. Gabriel Orozco (mexican tattoo style)
  20. Massimo Vignelli (bold geometric)
  21. Pierre-Auguste Renoir
  22.  Giuseppi Camuncoli (detailed caricatures)
  23. Igor Morski
  24. Morris Louis(Vibrant Soak Stain)
  25. Frank Auerbach (textured thick portraits)
  26. Yvonne Coomber (vibrant rich)
  27. Chuck Close
  28. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
  29. Jean-Michel Basquiat
  30. Joan Miró
  31. Salvador Dalí
  32. Sandro Botticelli
  33. Edvard Grieg
  34. Albrecht Dürer
  35. Jan van Eyck
  36. Bruegel the Elder
  37. Raphael
  38. Caravaggio
  39. Tintoretto
  40. El Greco
  41. Fra Angelico
  42. Antonello da Messina
  43. Giuseppe Arcimboldo
  44. Bartolomé Esteban Murillo
  45. Paolo Veronese
  46. Peter Paul Rubens
  47. Titian
  48. Frans Hals
  49. Jan Steen
  50. Johannes Verkolje
  51. Gerard ter Borch
  52. Adriaen van Ostade
  53. Judith Leyster
  54. Gerard Dou
  55. Frans van Mieris the Elder
  56. Caspar Netscher
  57. Willem Kalf
  58. Willem van de Velde the Younger
  59. Meindert Hobbema
  60. Jacob van Ruisdael
  61. Jan van Goyen
  62. Esaias van de Velde
  63. Willem Buytewech
  64. Adriaen Brouwer
  65. Adriaen van der Werff
  66. Gabriël Metsu
  67. Nicolaes Maes
  68. Gerrit Dou
  69. Jan van de Cappelle
  70. Willem Drost
  71. Jan Lievens
  72. Ferdinand Bol
  73. Samuel van Hoogstraten
  74. Jan de Bray
  75. Pieter de Hooch
  76. Carel Fabritius
  77. Gerrit Adriaenszoon Berckheyde
  78. Hendrick Avercamp
  79. Salomon van Ruysdael
  80. Allaert van Everdingen
  81. Roelant Savery
  82. Jacob van der Ulft
  83. Hendrick van Vliet
  84. Jacob de Gheyn II
  85. Hendrick Goltzius
  86. Adriaen van de Venne
  87. Jan Davidszoon de Heem
  88. Willem Claeszoon Heda
  89. Willem Claeszoon Heda II
  90. Adriaen Coorte
  91. Michaelina Wautier
  92. Maria van Oosterwijck
  93. Rachel Ruysch
  94. Clara Peeters
  95. Willem Koning
  96. Gabriel Metsu
  97. Adriaen van der Werff
  98. Nicolaes Maes
  99. Hendrick Avercamp
  100. Willem van de Velde the Younger
  101. Frans Hals
  102. Rembrandt
  103. Johannes Vermeer
  104. Jan Steen
  105. Adriaen Brouwer
  106. Frans van Mieris the Elder
  107. Hans Ruedi Giger – Edgy realistic and dark feel – Alien movies
  108. Mort Drucker – Mad magazine – Realistic caricatures
  109. R. Crumb – Quirk comic style
  110. Wally Wood – retro comic strips
  111. Jack Davis – Caracatures
  112. Will Eisner – retro cartoon
  113. Moebius (Jean Giraud)
  114. Yoshitomo Nara – good for child-like Asian look
  115. Takashi Murakami
  116. Banksy – grungy, lots of blacks and grey, high contrast
  117. Ai Weiwei – sculptor
    good for isolated t-shirt design look
  118. Damian Hirst
  119. Julie Mehretu – loose coloured pencil look
  120. Chris Ofili – high contrast patterns
  121. Jeff Koons
  122. Grayson Perry – floral, colourful modern and ornate textures
  123. Tracey Emin – good for spats texture and grunge edges
  124. Anish Kapoor – organic sculpture look
  125. Cai Guo-Qiang – sculptures are good for isolated shapes and tshirt design
  126. Olafur Eliasson
  127. Urs Fischer
  128. Diana Thater
  129. Wolfgang Tillmans
  130. Zhang Huan
  131. Mahesh Nambiar – 3d and extremely exaggerated caricatures

20 emotional prompts for an AI art generation

  1. Joyful
  2. Melancholy
  3. Nostalgic
  4. Peaceful
  5. Enchanted
  6. Mysterious
  7. Passionate
  8. Energetic
  9. Serene
  10. Nostalgic
  11. Intense
  12. Whimsical
  13. Mournful
  14. Intriguing
  15. Inspiring
  16. Playful
  17. Calm
  18. Pensive
  19. Radiant
  20. Wistful
Cartoon avatar made with Midjourney AI prompts

80 random things you could include in prompts for an AI art generator to start generating quirky ideas

  1. A unicorn with a top hat
  2. A robot playing the violin
  3. A tree house on fire
  4. A mermaid riding a bicycle
  5. A dinosaur wearing a tutu
  6. A kangaroo playing basketball
  7. A butterfly with a mohawk
  8. A cat driving a car
  9. A snake playing the harp
  10. A penguin with a sombrero
  11. A flamingo with a skateboard
  12. A giraffe with a bow tie
  13. A bear playing the drums
  14. A lion with a monocle
  15. A crocodile with a saxophone
  16. A fox with a paintbrush
  17. A horse with a horn
  18. A gorilla with a camera
  19. A parrot with a smartphone
  20. A penguin with a flower crown
  21. A sheep playing the guitar
  22. A koala with a headset
  23. A fish with a walkman
  24. A snake with a flower pot
  25. A mouse with a trumpet
  26. A squirrel with a trumpet
  27. A raccoon with a magician’s hat
  28. A frog with a saxophone
  29. A zebra with a fedora
  30. A crab with a ukulele
  31. A walrus with a bow tie
  32. A lion with a top hat
  33. A whale with a flute
  34. A bat with a microphone
  35. A bird with a book
  36. A duck with a monocle
  37. A panda with a bass guitar
  38. A bee with a drum kit
  39. A flamingo with a disco ball
  40. A lobster with a harmonica
  41. A lion with a guitar
  42. A giraffe with a turntable
  43. A turtle with a cello
  44. A seagull with a trumpet
  45. A seal with a trumpet
  46. A snake with a bagpipe
  47. A cat with a guitar
  48. A moose with a xylophone
  49. A dog with a saxophone
  50. A owl with a accordion
  51. A polar bear with a piano
  52. A deer with a violin
  53. A snake with a kazoo
  54. A kangaroo with a xylophone
  55. A cheetah with a harmonica
  56. A gorilla with a keyboard
  57. A leopard with a bass guitar
  58. A horse with a saxophone
  59. A squirrel with a lute
  60. A bear with a ukulele
  61. A llama with a trombone
  62. A sheep with a cello
  63. A snake with a harp
  64. A flamingo with a tuba
  65. A rabbit with a mandolin
  66. A sheep with a triangle
  67. A giraffe with a cymbal
  68. A whale with a recorder
  69. A lion with a clarinet
  70. A fox with a piano
  71. A bear with a saxophone
  72. A koala with a xylophone
  73. A penguin with a harp
  74. A horse with a maracas
  75. A dog with a trumpet
  76. A snake with a harmonica
  77. A cat with a ukulele
  78. A giraffe with a guitar
  79. A penguin with a saxophone
  80. A kangaroo with a clarinet
Original art with help of midjourney

Go crazy

Use a scene description and artistic style, then suggest a color description for finessed ideas

  1. A neon unicorn with a plaid top hat, inspired by the pop art style of Roy Lichtenstein, in a neon rainbow color scheme.
  2. A futuristic robot playing a fuchsia violin, inspired by the surrealism of Salvador Dalí, with a metallic silver and gold palette.
  3. A blazing tree house made of jellybeans, inspired by the whimsical illustrations of Dr. Seuss, in a pastel candy color scheme.
  4. A glittering mermaid riding a polka-dotted bicycle, inspired by the bold and graphic designs of Keith Haring, with a black and gold palette.
  5. A psychedelic dinosaur wearing a tutu with stripes, inspired by the trippy and vibrant art of Jimi Hendrix, in a vibrant rainbow color scheme.
  6. A bouncing kangaroo playing basketball with fire, inspired by the kinetic sculptures of Alexander Calder, with a fiery red and orange palette.
  7. A flashy butterfly with a neon mohawk, inspired by the street art of Banksy, with a bold black and neon color scheme.
  8. A crazy cat driving a convertible sports car, inspired by the whimsical paintings of René Magritte, with a muted blue and green palette.
  9. A hypnotic snake playing a silver harp, inspired by the dreamlike paintings of Hieronymus Bosch, with a mystical purple and blue palette.
  10. A sizzling penguin with a velvet sombrero, inspired by the playful sculptures of Claes Oldenburg, with a spicy red and yellow palette.
  11. A radiant flamingo with a sparkly skateboard, inspired by the lively and colorful paintings of Frida Kahlo, with a bright pink and orange palette.
  12. A towering giraffe with a polka-dot bow tie, inspired by the quirky illustrations of Maira Kalman, with a playful polka-dot pattern.
  13. A booming bear playing a drum set made of ice, inspired by the organic and biomorphic forms of Jean Arp, with a frozen blue and white palette.
  14. A regal lion with a gold-rimmed monocle, inspired by the grand and baroque paintings of Caravaggio, with a rich golden and brown palette.
  15. A swinging crocodile with a diamond saxophone, inspired by the cubist collages of Georges Braque, with a geometric black and white pattern.
  16. A stealthy fox with a paintbrush that shoots rainbows, inspired by the fantastical paintings of Hieronymus Bosch, with a colorful rainbow palette.
  17. A majestic horse with a shimmering horn, inspired by the ethereal and dreamlike paintings of Odilon Redon, with a soft pastel palette.
  18. A snapping gorilla with a digital camera, inspired by the playful and humorous sculptures of Jeff Koons, with a bright and bold color scheme.
  19. A chatty parrot with a smartphone that’s also a trumpet, inspired by the absurd and surreal paintings of René Magritte, with a quirky and unexpected color scheme.
  20. A whimsical penguin with a fragrant flower crown, inspired by the enchanting and whimsical illustrations of Beatrix Potter, with a garden-like green and floral palette.

50 Artist Tools or Textures for Artwork on Canvas or Paper

  1. Oil paint
  2. Acrylic paint
  3. Watercolor
  4. Spray paint
  5. Tempera
  6. Gouache
  7. Pastel
  8. Charcoal
  9. Graphite
  10. Ink
  11. Markers
  12. Pencils
  13. Colored pencils
  14. Blending stumps
  15. Paintbrushes
  16. Palette knives
  17. Sponges
  18. Rags
  19. Sandpaper
  20. Palette
  21. Easel
  22. Canvas
  23. Gesso
  24. Solvents
  25. Mediums
  26. Varnish
  27. Fixative
  28. Paint thinner
  29. Paint extender
  30. Impasto
  31. Dry brushing
  32. Glazing
  33. Wiping
  34. Scumbling
  35. Palette knife scraping
  36. Spattering
  37. Laying tissue paper
  38. Splashing
  39. Stencils
  40. Stamping
  41. Transferring an image
  42. Collaging
  43. Adding texture medium
  44. Using a palette knife to spread thick paint
  45. Sgraffito
  46. Pouring paint
  47. Finger painting
  48. Sponging paint
  49. Stippling
  50. Textured gels or pastes
Elon Musk Caricature by Australian Illustrator using help of prompting Midjourney AI

10 effective prompts to give to an ai art generator describing the depth of field and or focus

  1. “Create an image that highlights the depth of field by blurring the background and keeping the subject in focus.”
  2. “Generate a landscape scene with a shallow depth of field, focusing on a single tree in the foreground.”
  3. “Make an abstract image with a deep depth of field, showing multiple layers of shapes and colors in sharp focus.”
  4. “Create an image that portrays a shallow depth of field, making the background blurry and the subject in the foreground in sharp focus.”
  5. “Design an image with a selective focus, where only a small portion of the image is in focus, with the rest being blurred.”
  6. “Generate an image that showcases a shallow depth of field, with the background gradually transitioning from blurry to sharp focus.”
  7. “Make a portrait with a shallow depth of field, keeping the face in sharp focus while the background is blurred.”
  8. “Design an image with a deep depth of field, where all elements in the image are in sharp focus.”
  9. “Create an image with a selective focus, where a single object is in focus while the rest of the image is blurred.”
  10. “Generate an image that emphasizes the depth of field by keeping a foreground element in sharp focus while the background is blurred.”
Superhero boy made with Midjourney AI from photo

Expressions for People and Characters in AI art

  1. Smiling
  2. Laughing
  3. Frowning
  4. Scowling
  5. Crying
  6. Shocked
  7. Surprised
  8. Angry
  9. Frustrated
  10. Disappointed
  11. Confused
  12. Puzzled
  13. Amazed
  14. Excited
  15. Joyful
  16. Delighted
  17. Pleased
  18. Calm
  19. Serene
  20. Relaxed
  21. Bored
  22. Tired
  23. Stressed
  24. Anxious
  25. Nervous
  26. Intense
  27. Focused
  28. Determined
  29. Intrigued
  30. Engaged.
Midjourney combining images

Blending two rendered images together.

Add one adjective to your prompt engineering ideas

  1. A neon unicorn with a top hat
  2. A futuristic robot playing the violin
  3. A blazing tree house on fire
  4. A glittering mermaid riding a bicycle
  5. A psychedelic dinosaur wearing a tutu
  6. A bouncing kangaroo playing basketball
  7. A flashy butterfly with a mohawk
  8. A crazy cat driving a car
  9. A hypnotic snake playing the harp
  10. A sizzling penguin with a sombrero
  11. A radiant flamingo with a skateboard
  12. A towering giraffe with a bow tie
  13. A booming bear playing the drums
  14. A regal lion with a monocle
  15. A swinging crocodile with a saxophone
  16. A stealthy fox with a paintbrush
  17. A majestic horse with a horn
  18. A snapping gorilla with a camera
  19. A chatty parrot with a smartphone
  20. A whimsical penguin with a flower crown
  21. A rocking sheep playing the guitar
  22. A tech-savvy koala with a headset
  23. A funky fish with a walkman
  24. A slithering snake with a flower pot
  25. A mischievous mouse with a trumpet
  26. A bushy-tailed squirrel with a trumpet
  27. A sneaky raccoon with a magician’s hat
  28. A croaking frog with a saxophone
  29. A stripey zebra with a fedora
  30. A pincer-yielding crab with a ukulele
  31. A blubbery walrus with a bow tie
  32. A blazing lion with a top hat
  33. A breaching whale with a flute
  34. A soaring bat with a microphone
  35. A tweeting bird with a book
  36. A waddling duck with a monocle
  37. A chubby panda with a bass guitar
  38. A buzzing bee with a drum kit
  39. A glittering flamingo with a disco ball
  40. A claw-clacking lobster with a harmonica
  41. A powerful lion with a guitar
  42. A lanky giraffe with a turntable
  43. A slow-moving turtle with a cello
  44. A screeching seagull with a trumpet
  45. A barking seal with a trumpet
  46. A hissing snake with a bagpipe
  47. A purring cat with a guitar
  48. A antlered moose with a xylophone
  49. A wagging dog with a saxophone
  50. A hooting owl with an accordion
  51. A polar bear with a grand piano
  52. A prancing deer with a violin
  53. A coiling snake with a kazoo
  54. A boxing kangaroo with a xylophone
  55. A speeding cheetah with a harmonica
  56. A swinging gorilla with a keyboard
  57. A leopard with a thumping bass guitar
  58. A galloping horse with a saxophone
  59. A scampering squirrel with a lute
  60. A growling bear with a ukulele
  61. A wooly llama with a trombone
  62. A bleating sheep with a cello
  63. A serpentine snake with a harp
  64. A flapping flamingo with a tuba
  65. A hopping rabbit with a mandolin.
Half man and Half fly but Sunshine Design with help of Midjourney, using artistic styles

Along with your scene description, suggest an artistic influence

  1. A neon unicorn with a plaid top hat, inspired by the pop art style of Roy Lichtenstein.
  2. A futuristic robot playing a fuchsia violin, inspired by the surrealism of Salvador Dalí.
  3. A blazing tree house made of jellybeans, inspired by the whimsical illustrations of Dr. Seuss.
  4. A glittering mermaid riding a polka-dotted bicycle, inspired by the bold and graphic designs of Keith Haring.
  5. A psychedelic dinosaur wearing a tutu with stripes, inspired by the trippy and vibrant art of Jimi Hendrix.
  6. A bouncing kangaroo playing basketball with fire, inspired by the kinetic sculptures of Alexander Calder.
  7. A flashy butterfly with a neon mohawk, inspired by the street art of Banksy.
  8. A crazy cat driving a convertible sports car, inspired by the whimsical paintings of René Magritte.
  9. A hypnotic snake playing a silver harp, inspired by the dreamlike paintings of Hieronymus Bosch.
  10. A sizzling penguin with a velvet sombrero, inspired by the playful sculptures of Claes Oldenburg.
  11. A radiant flamingo with a sparkly skateboard, inspired by the lively and colorful paintings of Frida Kahlo.
  12. A towering giraffe with a polka-dot bow tie, inspired by the quirky illustrations of Maira Kalman.
  13. A booming bear playing a drum set made of ice, inspired by the organic and biomorphic forms of Jean Arp.
  14. A regal lion with a gold-rimmed monocle, inspired by the grand and baroque paintings of Caravaggio.
  15. A swinging crocodile with a diamond saxophone, inspired by the cubist collages of Georges Braque.
  16. A stealthy fox with a paintbrush that shoots rainbows, inspired by the fantastical paintings of Hieronymus Bosch.
  17. A majestic horse with a shimmering horn, inspired by the ethereal and dreamlike paintings of Odilon Redon.
  18. A snapping gorilla with a digital camera, inspired by the playful and humorous sculptures of Jeff Koons.
  19. A chatty parrot with a smartphone that’s also a trumpet, inspired by the absurd and surreal paintings of René Magritte.
  20. A whimsical penguin with a fragrant flower crown, inspired by the enchanting and whimsical illustrations of Beatrix Potter.
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70 Stylish AI Image-Generation Effects

  1. Bold borders
  2. Retro film effect
  3. Soft, dreamy glow
  4. Torn paper edges
  5. Minimalistic outline
  6. Embossed metal texture
  7. Grunge, distressed finish
  8. Watercolor wash
  9. Irregular, hand-drawn edges
  10. Refined, gilded edges
  11. Abstract brush strokes
  12. Intricate lace pattern
  13. Rustic, weathered edges
  14. Neat, defined lines
  15. Elegant, subtle vignette
  16. Dark, moody atmosphere
  17. Radiant, sun-kissed halo
  18. Bokeh blur effect
  19. Vintage, sepia-toned film effect
  20. Art deco, geometric frame.
  21. Chalkboard-style border
  22. Faded polaroid frame
  23. Mosaic-style edges
  24. Embossed floral pattern
  25. Ethereal, fairy tale-like effect
  26. Film strip style
  27. Blurred, impressionistic effect
  28. Wavy, undulating edges
  29. Mosaic tiles
  30. Deep, intense shadows
  31. High contrast, sharp lines
  32. Glitchy, futuristic effect
  33. Crumpled paper texture
  34. Reflections in a pool of water
  35. Stained glass style
  36. Soft, muted pastel tones
  37. Bold, neon lights
  38. 3D perspective frame
  39. Cross-stitching pattern
  40. Tinted film, colored edges
  41. Fractal, abstract shapes
  42. Halftone pattern
  43. Light leak effect
  44. Clouds, smoke, or mist effect
  45. Intense, vibrant colors
  46. Wood-burned edges
  47. Low-poly, geometric shapes
  48. Glassy, transparent effect
  49. Light and shadow play
  50. Streamlined, industrial look
  51. Line-art style
  52. Distorted, surreal effect
  53. Reflections in a mirror
  54. Woodcut print style
  55. Elegant, swirling patterns
  56. Natural, organic shapes
  57. Intricate, interlocking patterns
  58. Glossy, metallic finish
  59. Impressionistic, brush stroke effect
  60. Nostalgic, old-fashioned look.

Latest favourite techniques / style suggestions – updated May 2023

  1. As a Bobblehead toy
  2. As a Chucky doll
  3. Steampunk
  4. 3D render
  5. Microscopy
  6. Sci-fi baroque
  7. As clay
  8. Melting
  9. Exploding
  10. Bursting
  11. 3d wireframe model
  12. Liquid glass
  13. Polymers
  14. Muppet
  15. Particles
  16. Crop circle
  17. As superhero
  18. As zombie
  19. Fat or skinny
  20. Rotting
  21. Membrane
  22. Totem
  23. Stacking
  24. Young or old
  25. Dripping paint across (noun)
  26. Cut paper
  27. Paper quilling 
  28. Armour Plated
  29. Peeling paint
  30. Glitch
  31. Knolling (a set)
  32. Chine collé
  33. Corrugation
  34. Rubber stamp
  35. Voxel
  36.  Hypnotic Spiral
  37. Pen drawing
  38. Wood engraving
  39. Stain
  40. Construct
    See below for example
Dripping paint across a face or body is a great prompt generating images

20 effective prompts for describing the viewpoint or space the image sits in

  1. The photo is a close-up shot, showing intricate details.
  2. The viewpoint is from above, giving a bird’s eye view.
  3. The image has a wide-angle lens, showing a panoramic view.
  4. The picture is taken from a high angle, looking down.
  5. The shot is a close-up, highlighting the subject’s features.
  6. The perspective is from below, looking up.
  7. The image has a wide field of view, capturing a large scene.
  8. The photo is taken from ground level, offering a natural perspective.
  9. The viewpoint is from the side, giving a lateral view.
  10. The shot is a medium close-up, showing the subject in context.
  11. The perspective is from the front, offering a direct view.
  12. The image has a narrow field of view, focusing on a specific detail.
  13. The photo is taken from a diagonal angle, giving an angled view.
  14. The viewpoint is from the back, showing the subject’s surroundings.
  15. The shot is a full body shot, showing the subject from head to toe.
  16. The perspective is from above and to the side, offering a top-down, angled view.
  17. The image has a medium-wide field of view, showing a balance between the subject and surroundings.
  18. The photo is taken from a low angle, looking up at the subject.
  19. The viewpoint is from behind and above, showing the subject from a unique vantage point.
  20. The shot is a portrait, capturing the subject’s face and upper body.

Color Descriptions

  1. Vibrant
  2. Radiant
  3. Muted
  4. Pastel
  5. Deep
  6. Bright
  7. Bold
  8. Soft
  9. Warm
  10. Cool
  11. Neutral
  12. Intense
  13. Subdued
  14. Dark
  15. Light
  16. Misty
  17. Clear
  18. Faded
  19. Rich
  20. Dull
  21. Glowing
  22. Sparkling
  23. Shimmering
  24. Saturated
  25. Dulled
  26. Luminous
  27. Crisp
  28. Fuzzy
  29. Hazy
  30. Tinted
  31. Bluish
  32. Greenish
  33. Yellowish
  34. Orangey
  35. Purplish
  36. Grayish
  37. Blackish
  38. Whitish
  39. Beige
  40. Creamy
  41. Tan
  42. Bronze
  43. Olive
  44. Teal
  45. Pinkish
  46. Maroon
  47. Magenta
  48. Gold
  49. Silver
  50. Bronze

More Textural, Tactile Terms: Comprehensive List of Descriptive Words

  1. Gritty
  2. Smooth
  3. Soft
  4. Coarse
  5. Rugged
  6. Silky
  7. Bumpy
  8. Fuzzy
  9. Shiny
  10. Dull
  11. Textured
  12. Brittle
  13. Fluffy
  14. Slick
  15. Sandpapery
  16. Sticky
  17. Glassy
  18. Porous
  19. Irregular
  20. Grainy
  21. Wavy
  22. Bubbly
  23. Hairy
  24. Spiky
  25. Velvet
  26. Wiry
  27. Shiny
  28. Scaly
  29. Knobby
  30. Curly
  31. Embossed
  32. Lacy
  33. Glittery
  34. Sculpted
  35. Rusty
  36. Crumbly
  37. Flaked
  38. Rough
  39. Glazed
  40. Mottled
  41. Streaked
  42. Swirly
  43. Lumpy
  44. Weathered
  45. Frayed
  46. Scratched
  47. Iridescent
  48. Chiseled
  49. Hammered
  50. Beveled

Add two adjectives and two nouns to create more specific ideas

  1. A neon unicorn with a plaid top hat
  2. A futuristic robot playing a fuchsia violin
  3. A blazing tree house made of jellybeans
  4. A glittering mermaid riding a polka-dotted bicycle
  5. A psychedelic dinosaur wearing a tutu with stripes
  6. A bouncing kangaroo playing basketball with fire
  7. A flashy butterfly with a neon mohawk
  8. A crazy cat driving a convertible sports car
  9. A hypnotic snake playing a silver harp
  10. A sizzling penguin with a velvet sombrero
  11. A radiant flamingo with a sparkly skateboard
  12. A towering giraffe with a polka-dot bow tie
  13. A booming bear playing a drum set made of ice
  14. A regal lion with a gold-rimmed monocle
  15. A swinging crocodile with a diamond saxophone
  16. A stealthy fox with a paintbrush that shoots rainbows
  17. A majestic horse with a shimmering horn
  18. A snapping gorilla with a digital camera
  19. A chatty parrot with a smartphone that’s also a trumpet
  20. A whimsical penguin with a fragrant flower crown
  21. A rocking sheep playing a gold guitar
  22. A tech-savvy koala with a futuristic headset
  23. A funky fish with a neon walkman
  24. A slithering snake with a flower pot that glows
  25. A mischievous mouse with a loud trumpet
  26. A bushy-tailed squirrel with a trumpet made of chocolate
  27. A sneaky raccoon with a magician’s hat that’s alive
  28. A croaking frog with a saxophone that’s also a laser show
  29. A stripey zebra with a fedora made of clouds
  30. A pincer-yielding crab with a ukulele that shoots sparks
  31. A blubbery walrus with a bow tie made of seaweed
  32. A blazing lion with a top hat made of fireworks
  33. A breaching whale with a flute that’s also a jet ski
  34. A soaring bat with a microphone that shoots lightning
  35. A tweeting bird with a book that’s also a glider
  36. A waddling duck with a monocle that’s also a submarine
  37. A chubby panda with a bass guitar made of bamboo
  38. A buzzing bee with a drum kit that’s also a beehive
  39. A glittering flamingo with a disco ball that’s also a spaceship
  40. A claw-clacking lobster with a harmonica that’s also a compass
  41. A powerful lion with a guitar that shoots lasers
  42. A lanky giraffe with a turntable that’s also a hot air balloon
  43. A slow-moving turtle with a cello that’s also a time machine
  44. A screeching seagull with a trumpet that’s also a surfboard
  45. A barking seal with a trumpet that’s also a surfboard
  46. A hissing snake with a bagpipe that’s also a hot air balloon
  47. A purring cat with a guitar that’s also a rocket ship
  48. A antlered moose with a xylophone that’s also a snowplow
  49. A wagging dog with a saxophone that’s also a frisbee
  50. A hooting owl with an accordion that’s also a helicopter.
Interesting prompt engineering with combinations of two artists to become a new style. Chat bots idea.

Image Prompt example using list ideas on this page

10 crazy chatbot creatures, in the internet web, in the style of Jan Steen combined with Hendrick Avercamp, blurred people in the background, shallow depth of field, where only some elements in the image are in sharp focus –ar 2:1

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