Prompting for Artistic Creation

Midjourney Artist Mashup

Can you name the three most famous Impressionist artists? Or describe the color palette and techniques that define Color Field Painting or Naive Art? Your ability to answer these questions will have a big impact on your experience with text-to-image generators like Midjourney.

But what if you haven’t been to art school or spent years studying art history? This is where our Midjourney Reference Art Resource Page can help. It is a collection of works by dozens of famous artists that includes: the name of the artist, the genre they are most famous for, examples of their artwork, and descriptive words you can use while crafting a generative AI prompt. It won’t replace years of art school, but it will help you get the most out of text-to-image generative AI tools.

I know there are several pending lawsuits about the ethics (as well as the legality) of training AI on copyrighted work. This is an incredibly important topic. If you have an opinion about AI training methods and potential regulation, the U.S. Copyright Office is holding listening sessions and is accepting writings on the subject. Make your voice heard.

In the meantime, feel free to use our Midjourney Reference Art page to help you get the most out of your generative AI artwork tools.

Author’s note: This is not a sponsored post. I am the author of this article and it expresses my own opinions. I am not, nor is my company, receiving compensation for it.

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