25+ Midjourney Style Prompts

In this guide, we look at 25+ Midjourney style prompts, including art, film, periods, and more.

7 months ago   •   7 min read

By MLQ

Midjourney V6 demonstrates remarkable capabilities when it comes to artistic styles, realism, and now generating in-image text.

In this guide, let's look at 20+ Midjourney style prompts for various artistic genres, from traditional art movements, modern digital styles, and more. Specifically, we'll look at Midjourney style prompts for:

  • Traditional Art Movements
  • Modern and Contemporary Art Styles
  • Digital and Graphic Art Forms
  • Photography Styles

Before we get to the prompts, let's first look at two useful parameters and prompting tips for working with Midjourney V6.

Midjourney Style & Stylize Parameters

As David Holz, the founder of Midjourney highlighted, prompting with Midjourney V6 is quite different. For one, you can now write prompts more naturally and avoid random junk words like "award winning", but you can also use the --style and --stylize parameters to control your output.

Here's how Holz describes these two parameters:

If you want something more photographic / less opinionated / more literal you should probably default to using --style raw
Lower values of --stylize (default 100) may have better prompt understanding while higher values (up to 1000) may have better aesthetics

Throughout this guide, we'll explore these parameters along with more natural language prompts for artistic styles.


Traditional Art Movements

First, here are several prompt styles for traditional art movements, including:

  • Art Nouveau: Intricate designs based on natural forms.
  • Expressionism: Emphasizing emotions over reality.
  • Pointillism: Technique of painting in small, distinct dots of color.
  • Rayonism: Dynamic rays of light and color.
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Art Nouveau
Art Nouveau scene with intricate floral patterns and elegant figures, emphasizing natural forms and flowing lines --stylize 70 --style raw --ar 16:9️ --v 6.0

Expressionism
Expressionist landscape painting, abstract forms and dramatic use of color to evoke a mood of turmoil and passion --stylize 70 --style raw --ar 16:9 --v 6.0

Pointillism
Landscape in Pointillism style, depicting a serene countryside with vibrant colors and detailed dot textures --v 6.0 --stylize 70 --style raw --ar 16:9

Rayonism
Rayonism-inspired cityscape, depicting urban life as a dynamic array of light rays and colorful reflections --stylize 50 --style raw --ar 16:9 --v 6.0

Modern and Contemporary Art Styles

Next, let's look at Midjourney style prompts for modern & contemporary art, including:

  • Neo-Futurism: Futuristic themes with dynamic lines.
  • Low Poly Art: Minimalist 3D art with reduced polygons.
  • Manga Style: Japanese comic book art.
  • Graffiti and Street Art: Urban-inspired bold colors and elements.
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Neo-Futurism
Concept car design in Neo-Futurism style, featuring aerodynamic shapes and innovative technology, vibrant colors --stylize 70 --style raw --ar 16:9 --v 6.0

Low Poly Art
Fantasy scene in Low Poly style, depicting a mythical creature in a magical landscape, minimalistic yet detailed --v 6.0 --stylize 80 --style raw --ar 16:9️

Manga Style
Manga-style action scene, dynamic characters in an intense battle, high-contrast shading and dramatic expressions --v 6.0 --stylize 50 --style raw --ar 16:9

Graffiti and Street Art
Street art mural depicting urban life, blending abstract and realistic elements, vibrant palette and dynamic composition --v 6.0 --stylize 70 --style raw --ar 16:9

Digital and Graphic Art Forms

Now let's look at several prompt styles for digital and graphic art, including:

  • Digital Watercolor: Fluidity of watercolor with digital precision.
  • Pixel Art: Early computer and video game graphic aesthetics.
  • Dot Art: Precise arrangement of color dots to create detailed images, akin to digital pointillism.
  • Vector Art: Clean, scalable graphics created using vector software, characterized by smooth lines and often bold, flat colors.
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Digital Watercolor
Mountain landscape in digital watercolor, depicting rugged peaks with subtle color gradients and atmospheric perspective --v 6 --stylize 60 --style raw --ar 16:9"

Pixel Art
Pixel Art cityscape at night, featuring glowing neon signs and pixelated skyscrapers, reminiscent of old-school arcade games --v 6 --stylize 70 --style raw --ar 16:9

Dot Art
Animal in Dot Art style, crafting a realistic depiction of a wild animal with intricate dot patterns for fur and features --v 6 --stylize 60 --style raw --ar 16:9

Vector Art
Vector art depicting a modern fashion design, highlighting elegant silhouettes and vibrant colors in a clean, stylized manner --v 6.0 --stylize 40 --style raw --ar 16:9

Photography Styles

Here are a few prompts for various photographic styles, emphasizing realism and using higher --stylize values.

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HDR Photography
Nighttime city street in HDR, highlighting the neon lights and reflections on wet surfaces, with deep shadows and bright highlights --v 6.0 --stylize 50 --style raw --ar 16:9

Macro Photography
Macro photography showcasing the intricate patterns and vibrant colors of a flower's petals, with dew drops adding depth and clarity --v 6.0 --stylize 400 --style raw --ar 16:9

Street Photography
Vibrant street photography in a bustling market, capturing the dynamic interactions of people, the array of colors and textures of goods --v 6.0 --stylize 450 --style raw --ar 16:9

Long Exposure
Long exposure photograph capturing the starry night sky, with trails of stars over a serene landscape, highlighting the vastness and brilliance of the cosmos --v 6.0 --stylize 500 --style raw --ar 16:9

Fashion and Textile Design

Here are a few Midjourney style prompts focused on fashion & textile design.

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High Fashion
Elegant high fashion runway outfit, showcasing avant-garde design with intricate patterns and luxurious fabrics --v 6.0 --stylize 250 --style raw --ar 16:9

Vintage Design
Vintage clothing design inspired by 1950s fashion, featuring polka dots, flowing skirts, and classic silhouettes --v 6.0 --stylize 150 --style raw --ar 16:9

Eco Friendly
Eco-friendly fashion design, focusing on sustainability, using organic materials and natural dyes, minimalist and elegant --v 6.0 --stylize 180 --style raw --ar 16:9

Urban Streetwear
Trendy urban streetwear design, combining comfort with style, featuring bold graphics and contemporary cuts --v 6.0 --stylize 200 --style raw --ar 16:9

Film and Cinematography Styles

Here are a few Midjourney prompts for various film & cinematic styles.

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Classic Noir
Scene in classic noir film style, featuring dramatic lighting, sharp contrasts, and a mysterious atmosphere --v 6.0 --stylize 350 --style raw --ar 16:9

Documentary Photography Style
Realistic scene in a documentary photography style, capturing raw, unfiltered moments with a focus on realism and authenticity --v 6.0 --stylize 250 --style raw --ar 16:9

Indie Film
Scene with an indie film aesthetic, highlighting subtle storytelling, nuanced characters, and naturalistic lighting --v 6.0 --stylize 350 --style raw --ar 16:9

Psychological Thriller
Intense scene in the style of a psychological thriller, with suspenseful lighting, unsettling angles, and a gripping atmosphere --v 6.0 --stylize 400 --style raw --ar 16:9

Historical and Period Art Styles

Finally, let's look at a few prompts for specific historical & period art styles.

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Renaissance Art
Scene in the style of Renaissance art, showcasing detailed human figures, classical architecture, and balanced compositions --v 6.0 --stylize 550 --style raw --ar 16

Victorian Style
Victorian era scene, depicting the intricacies of 19th-century fashion, ornate interiors, and a touch of romanticism --v 6.0 --stylize 500 --style raw --ar 16:9

Rococo Art
Rococo art scene, characterized by ornate decorations, playful themes, and pastel colors, with an emphasis on elegance and lightness --v 6.0 --stylize 400 --style raw --ar 16:9

Romanesque Art
Romanesque art scene, featuring architectural elements like rounded arches and sturdy pillars, along with religious motifs and frescoes --v 6.0 --stylize 500 --style raw --ar 16:9

That's it for this list of 25+ Midjourney style prompts. If you want to stay updated with new AI content & resources, sign up to our newsletter below.

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