Finding Your Muse: Best MidJourney Prompts to Spark Your Imagination

By Ralph Goff
Mar 14, 2023
Midjourney prompt example


Are you struggling to come up with the perfect prompt for your MidJourney AI art generator? As an art enthusiast who wants to explore the infinite possibilities of AI, I have put together a list of the best MidJourney prompts to spark your imagination and keep you inspired. 

With these prompts, you can create unique and stunning art across a variety of styles, including architecture, fantasy, character renders, and logos. 

Keep in mind that while these prompts will help you get started, it's important to develop your own prompts that are unique and inspired by your own vision. So, let's dive in and discover the world of the best MidJourney prompts and how they can unleash your creativity and artistic potential!

How to choose the best MidJourney prompts

Choosing the right prompt is essential for generating high-quality AI art. Here are several factors to consider when selecting a prompt:

  • Skill level: Consider your experience level with MidJourney. If you're a beginner, start with simple prompts and work your way up as you become more comfortable with all the parameters and prompt variants.
  • Purpose: Determine the purpose of your artwork. Are you creating it for personal enjoyment or to showcase your work to others? Knowing your intended audience can help you choose a prompt that will resonate with them.
  • Style: Consider the style of the artwork you want to create. Do you prefer a realistic or abstract style? Knowing your preferred style can help you select prompts that will help you achieve the desired effect.

Best MidJourney prompts

Let’s start with a few simple prompts first. These are just some words to help you describe what you want to see and then later on, you can add styles to get the images that are closer to your vision.

Art Medium prompts

  • Drawing: Illustration, Sketch, Doodle, Anatomical Drawing, Pencil, Ink (Ballpoint Pen, Gel Pen, Calligraphy, Fountain Pen), Pastel and Chalk (Blackboard, Chalkboard), etc.


  • Paint: Canvas, Paper-Marbling, Hydro-Dipping, Cave Art, Chinese Painting, Street Art, Spray Paint, etc.
  • Carving: Ice-Carving, Wood-Carving, etc.

Some prompt examples you can use: 

  1. stone carved Roman god with harsh lighting, highly detailed ultra-realistic, --q 2 --v 4
  2. Kimetsu no Yaiba, thick oil painting, textured brushstrokes, impressionist --no signature --q 2 --v 4
  3. Beautiful Impressionist painting of a dark dramatic character, --q 2 --v 4
MidJourney art medium prompts

Camera prompts

  • Scene: Cinematic, Color Grading, Golden Hour, High-Speed Photograph, War Photography, etc.
  • Lens and perspective: Magnification, Wide Angle, Panorama, Fisheye Lens, etc.
  • Blur and Distortion: Blurry, Lens Distortion, etc.
  • Camera Settings: Long Exposure, Shutter Speed 1/1000, White Balance, etc.

By playing around with the camera and perspectives we can create wonderful prompts like these:

  1. humanoid android, covered in dark porcelain skin, red eyes, 4k realistic fantasy, hyper-detailed, cinematic lighting, hdr, hd, realism, fine art digital, HD, Mark Molnar mystical, redshift rendering, 8k --q 2 --v 4
  2. GoPro selfie of a stormtrooper in spaceship battle, no watermark, no logo, no signature, no text, --uplight --q 2 --ar 1:1 --v 4
  3. Tilt-shift photo of Legend of Zelda, blurry background --v 4 --q 2
MidJourney camera prompts

Although these prompts may seem complex, the release of MidJourney v4 has made it possible for even simple prompts to generate impressive results. Need proof? Check out this example of a simple knolling prompt:

MidJourney simple prompt
Knolling Butterflies

Fun fact: Did you know that in MidJourney, you can upscale and create variations of your favorite image grids with the U and V functions? 

The U buttons can be used to generate a larger version of the selected image while the V buttons allow you to create slight variations of the selected grid image, producing a new image grid that shares the same overall style and composition. 

And if you're not happy with the results, just hit the reroll button (🔄) to rerun the original prompt and try again!

Color prompts

  • Chromatic Palettes: Warm Color Palette, Cool Color Palette, Inverted Colors, Neon, Split-Complementary-Colors, Light Mode, etc.
  • Monochromatic Palettes: Monochrome, Black and White, Desaturated, etc.
  • Contrast: High Contrast, Low Contrast, etc.

Display prompts

  • Resolution: 4k, 8K, HD, Ultra-HD, etc.
  • Palettes: RGB, HDR, Adobe RGB, ProPhoto RGB, Pantone, VGA, etc.
  • Bit Architectures: 4-bit, 8-bit, 16-bit, etc.
  • Lighting: Spotlight, Rim Lighting, Sunlight, Rays of Shimmering Light, etc.
  • Shaders: Ray Traced, Anti-Aliasing, CGI, VFX, SFX, etc.

While the MidJourney team has confirmed that these "rendering words" won't impact the resolution of your final result, they can still have an effect on the outcome, as demonstrated in the example below:

MidJourney rendering prompt
Tron city skyline with and without rendering words

These are the prompts that I used for the 2 images:

  1. high-tech city skyline in Tron style, full hd render, 3d octane renders, 4k UHD, immense detail, dramatic lighting, well lit, black, purple, blue, pink, cerulean, teal, metallic colors, fine details, octane render, 8k.
  2. high-tech city skyline in Tron style.

Best MidJourney Prompts to Dictate Art Style

One of the most interesting aspects of MidJourney AI art is the ability to experiment with various art styles. Here are some of the best prompts to help users generate AI art in the style of their favorite artists:

Famous artist prompts

MidJourney artist prompt
a Vincent van Gogh painting depicting Star Wars movie --q 2
  • Vincent van Gogh – Post-Impressionism
  • Pablo Picasso – Cubism
  • Leonardo da Vinci – Renaissance
  • Claude Monet – Impressionism
  • Edvard Munch – Expressionism
  • Salvador Dali – Surrealism
  • Frida Kahlo – Naïve Art
  • Banksy – Street Art
  • Georges Seurat – Pointillism
  • Gustav Klimt – Art Nouveau

Anime styles prompts

MidJourney anime prompt
Star Wars spaceship battle, Hideaki Anno, Neon Genesis Evangelion style, --q 2
  • Akira Toriyama – Dragon Ball
  • Hayao Miyazaki – Studio Ghibli
  • Katsuhiro Otomo – Akira
  • Nobuhiro Watsuki – Rurouni Kenshin
  • Eiichiro Oda – One Piece
  • Masashi Kishimoto – Naruto
  • Hirohiko Araki – Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure
  • Katsuhiro Otomo – Akira
  • Hideaki Anno – Neon Genesis Evangelion

Film style prompts

MidJourney film style prompt
a steep colorful mountain favela, futuristic style, Wes Anderson
  • Star Wars – Science Fiction
  • Harry Potter – Fantasy
  • Star Trek – Science Fiction
  • Marvel movies – Superhero
  • David Fincher – Psychological Thrillerfuturistic 
  • Christopher Nolan – Mind-bending
  • Quentin Tarantino – Neo-noir
  • Edgar Wright – Action-Comedy
  • Tim Burton – Gothic

Best MidJourney Prompts for Various Purposes

MidJourney AI art can be used for various purposes, including web design, pixel art, and paper craft. Here are some of the best prompts to help users generate AI art for specific purposes:


  • Web design
MidJourney web design prompt
beautiful watches website, Hublot, ui, ux, --stylize 500 --q 2
  • App design
MidJourney app design prompt
mobile app UI design, health and fitness, cool color palette, Behance, Pinterest, dribbble::3, --q 2
  • Logo design
MidJourney logo design prompt
clean, minimalist, emblem for a flower business, vector logo, white background
  • Poster design
MidJourney poster design prompt
A poster for the Lord of the Rings film directed by Tim Burton, Tim Burton film style, --q 2
  • Fashion design
MidJourney fashion design prompt
A retro-inspired outfit with a mix of vintage and modern elements, 1960s and 1970s fashion, Denim, corduroy, and leather, Warm colors like mustard yellow, burnt orange, and rust, Fun and playful
  • Game design
MidJourney game design prompt
A survival game set in a post-apocalyptic world where players must scavenge for resources and defend against mutated creatures

Art piece

  • Pixel Art:
MidJourney pixel art prompt
Typical Eastern Town, Colorful light with a samurai holding a red umbrella in the middle of the street with a katana on his belt, pixel art
  • Isometric art
MidJourney isometric art prompt
Isometric view of the interior of a futuristic architecture
  • Papercraft
MidJourney papercraft prompt
The layered paper "Star Trek ship"

Best creative MidJourney prompts

Now that you've got the basics down, it's time to start experimenting and combining these elements to create unique and captivating images. 

  1. 16-bit pixel art, isometric, An old-fashioned town square with cute characters, cinematic still, hdr
  2. Steampunk rhinoceros, full body, mechanical armor, industrial lighting, intricate gear and cog design, 8k, unreal engine 
  3. Elderly man playing dominoes alone in a retirement home, Agfa Vista film, disposable camera, 1991
  4. Anakin Skywalker, Star Wars, intricate details, anime style --niji --ar 16:9 --q 2
  5. DVD screengrab, 1989 Studio Ghibli anime movie, World War 2, Mech war, --q 2 --v 4
MidJourney ghibli prompt
  1. A rogue pirate captain, aboard a storm-tossed ship, navigating through treacherous waters, intricate details, anime-style, --niji --ar 3:2 --q 2 
  2. A futuristic cyborg, battling a rogue AI in a neon-lit cityscape, using high-tech weapons and martial arts, intricate details, cyberpunk-style --ar 3:2 --q 2
  3. A young girl with telekinetic powers, exploring a secret laboratory, using her abilities to move objects and solve puzzles, intricate details, sci-fi thriller-style.
  4. A magical unicorn, frolicking in a mystical forest, leaping over fallen logs and streams, intricate details, Disney-style
  5. A color polaroid photo of Alexander the Great leading his army across the desert
MidJourney polaroid prompt
  1. a giant library in a beautiful Palace, during the daytime
  2. a coffee shop logo, modern and minimalistic, incorporating the image of a coffee cup, warm and earthy, evoking the rich aroma and flavor of freshly brewed coffee.
  3. a colorful world of 2D mountain platforming with roguelike mechanics, cartoon core, and 🌈 🏔️  neon mural art, vibrant colors, and maximalist design, --ar 9:16
  4. snow mountain fox, growling, face view, snow, fog, mist
  5. Swamp nymph goddess, pretty, innocent, intimate moment disturbed, found footage photography
  6. streets of Madrid with modernist buildings, drone views, tiny people on a sunny day, and a few cars 
Drone view of Mandrid city

Remember, these prompts are just a starting point, so don't worry if you don't get the perfect result right away. With some trial and error, adding and removing elements, or remixing different combinations, you can discover your own original prompts and create stunning art pieces that truly reflect your style and vision.

If you're looking for a source of the best Midjourney prompts, consider checking out Datafit.

Selling AI Art

The AI art market is a growing industry as more artists and designers experiment with the technology to create unique and innovative pieces. The ability of AI to generate stunning images and designs has captured the attention of both the art world and consumers, leading to successful AI art sales.

Examples of successful AI art sales include "Edmond de Belamy," a portrait generated by the French art collective Obvious, which sold for $432,500 at Christie's auction house in New York City. Other successful AI art sales include those of the AI-generated paintings by the artist Mario Klingemann and the AI-generated sculpture by Ross Goodwin.

However, several factors can influence AI art sales, such as the quality of the artwork, the target audience, and the license agreement for the generator tool used. It is essential to read the terms and conditions of the generator tool carefully and be aware of any copyright restrictions of input images. 

For instance, DALL-E allows the commercial use of its generated images, while you have to have a paid account to use the images generated by Midjourney commercially.

AI vs. Artists

There is often a misconception that AI will eventually replace human artists. However, AI-generated artwork and human creativity have different strengths and weaknesses. AI can process vast amounts of data quickly and generate unique and unexpected results, while human artists bring their personal experiences, emotions, and perspectives to their art. The future of AI and artists' coexistence is promising, with AI being a powerful tool for artists to experiment and push the boundaries of creativity.


In conclusion, MidJourney AI art is an exciting field that offers endless possibilities for creativity and self-expression. As we have seen, prompts play a vital role in generating high-quality AI art and can help users of all skill levels to achieve their artistic goals.

By considering the factors we've discussed when selecting prompts, including skill level, purpose, and desired style, users can make the most of MidJourney's capabilities and create stunning art pieces in various mediums, from drawing and painting to photography and design.

If you're interested in taking your MidJourney AI art to the next level, check out our MidJourney Advanced guide. With some dedication, practice, and the right prompts, you'll be on your way to creating stunning AI art that captures your unique vision and style.