Which, by the way, is an excellent story now in the public domain and
freely available from project gutenberg.
And would you look at that, so are a number of other Schmitz stories. Nice.
“morgan le fay, art by john william waterhouse” “morgan le fay, art by edward burne-jones” “morgan le fay, art by N. C. Wyeth” “king arthur, art by N.C. Wyeth” I may point out that it is historically accurate that the gloves attached to armored gauntlets might only have two or three fingers. Not that I think MidJourney knew that… “action scene, motion, sir lancelot, art by N. C. Wyeth” This is really great. “action scene, motion, sir lancelot, art by N. C. Wyeth” (same prompt, different seed.) This was generated by using the previous two Lancelot images and the /blend command. This was generated using the same two images, with /imagine, plus a text prompt. All of the upscales were semi-spectacular, but had definite “AI art problems.” Stay tuned.
At some point in time I’m just going to have to relearn photoshop.
So can you make MidJourney / AI art generators illustrate your stories for you? Yes and no–not yet. Will you be able to? Yes, soon. Did it draw me a picture of a caracal in a trench coat? Yes. Lots. (“Oh, that’s nice, that’s a lynx.” “That’s a caracal.” “Oh.” “
That one’s a lynx.” “Ok, ok, ok, I see, I see, so, now, just for my benefit, Riders?” “Yes?” “In the future, how do I know which one’s a lynx and which one is a caracal?”) Did it also put eyepatches on them? No, for some reason it completely refused to put eyepatches on them, weird.Can I describe an isolated scene or mental image and have it 100% fulfilled?
No, not yet–and also YES TOTALLY.
Prompt: “a man looks down at his injured chest and arm, which are emitting black smoke, smooth, ultra-detailed digital art” Note that the word “bleeding,” much like the word “cleavage” is not allowed. This was done three months ago, with Version 3 or a very early beta of Version 4. It took about five upgrades to get it this far. Prompt: “a man looks down at his injured chest and arm, which are emitting black smoke, smooth, ultra-detailed digital art” Note that the word “bleeding,” much like the word “cleavage” is not allowed. This was done three months ago, with Version 3 or a very early beta of Version 4. It took about five upgrades to get it this far. ‘Prompt: “a man looks down at his wounded arms, which are emitting black smoke” This was done three days ago with the current version of V4.’Prompt: “a man looks down at his wounded arms, which are emitting black smoke” (I didn’t specify “ultra-smooth digital art” because I forgot the exact prompt and I didn’t think it would be necessary. It wasn’t. Anyhoo.) This was done three days ago with the current version of V4. This is really, really close to my mental image of the character/scene, but _not quite there yet._ (Although, *one* hand is completely good, give it that!) This one is also _oh so close._ I went with this one because the pose is less difficult for the AI to screw up. So, MidJourney v4 has a remaster mode that will allow you to modify your base prompt when generating variants of an image. Reworked prompt: “< https://s.mj.run/TrNSc6lspwE>, a man looks down at his wounded arms, which are emitting black smoke, red hair, historical costume” (I tried a couple variants with “young man,” but then it kept spitting back, like, figurative babies, so.) On the principle that simpler is better, I didn’t specify which historical era costume. This is not bad. This is not bad at all. We have emotion. We have the clutching. We have the red hair. We have smokiness and a suggestion of fire. If this was the only one, I’d have gone with this one. O.M.G.
I finally wrote a scene that MidJourney was capable of illustrating, kind of. Actually, I was having trouble visualizing the Big Fight and needed a little creative help. Which still don’t *completely* match what I have in mind, sigh. The black figure’s legs are better, but then the white one lost his upraised paw. And the texture isn’t quite as good. Win some, lose some… Nicely nightmarish. Why the missing leg ended up in the corner I do not know.
“So the wolf made of smoke is attacking this shaman guy, and they’re fighting in a ring of torches.”
“Very good, heroes should fight the villains–the wolf is the hero, right?”
“Yeah, it turned out he was, but the Wolf Boy is down in this pit trap and he’s gonna have to stay down there until the hero pulls him out. So he’s not going to be able to contribute.”
“He should contribute, he’s one of the heroes. The heroes have to defeat the villains.”
“He’ll have plenty of opportunities later in life.”
Is that a long weekend I see before me, it’s hours towards my hand?
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