I haven’t gotten bored of the AI generated art, yet. There will almost certainly be more.
It was a whim – because I had been talking about powered armor with a friend – and I thought “what would midjourney do if I started asking it to put famous people in powered armor?” As one does. What, don’t you have thoughts like that? And, because I was thinking of comedy, and someone said something about a flag, I thought of Eddie Izzard.
Prompt used: “eddie izzard in warhammer detailed photographic –v 4”
It offered several other versions of Izzard:
Well, that got me on a riff of rendering other people in Warhammer kit. I have to say I love the lighting on these.
It missed a trick by not covering his armor with imperial eagles, but that would require artistic creativity that the AI has not developed yet.
And another of my favorites. I think the AI has pretty good models of the quintessential blond bombshell, Marilyn Monroe. I’ve got a whole folder of Marilyn Monroe images from midjourney, because she’s my default named figure to use. Perhaps I’ll do a full posting of them, but let me give you a hint for one trick to create stunning midjourney images: “black and white shallow depth of field spotlit elegant in the style of hurrell”
In addition to the Warhamer armor riff, I have also been doing images of famous people skateboarding. I.e.: Louis XIV and Richelieu. There is some impressive results there.
For the space marine images, I started including an armor prompt:
I enjoy the dynamic pose so I’ve taken to seeding the engine with imagery that is likely to appeal to me. Now I have a folder full of pictures of Marilyn Monroe, skateboarders, and Warhammer cosplayers.
By the way, if any of you are having trouble feeding prompt images to midjourney, the approach I have hit upon is to start a private chat with the ‘bot, then send the images to the bot in the chat. Once the image is uploaded, I copy the image link and feed that to the prompt. That way I can be sure that the bot will be able to access the image, since it’s coming right from the ‘bot’s discord chat. Feel free to share any tricks you’ve got in the comments!
As I look at midjourney’s renderings of Sinead, I think “wow, she looks intense” and then I realize that pretty much any picture anyone ever sees of Sinead, she’s looking intense. So, good for midjourney, well done.
Last two have to be Marilyn Monroe:
Now, she looks angry.