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Midjourney | How to Create Consistent Characters in Midjourney (Badass Character Example)

Updated: Mar 3, 2023

Have you ever tried to create consistent character designs for your art projects, but struggled to achieve the desired results?

Do you find it challenging to maintain consistency in the proportions, features, and overall design of your characters when using AI art generators?


In this post, we will walk you through how to use Midjourney AI art generator to create consistent and eye-catching character designs. Whether you're an experienced artist or just starting out, the tips and techniques we'll cover in this post will help you elevate your character design skills and bring your creative vision to life. So, let's get started!


Midjourney

If you are new to AI Art, Midjourney is an amazing AI art generator that allows artists to create unique pieces of art with ease. With the right input and some creativity, artists can generate multiple pieces of art that are consistent and unique.

You can create art with text-to-image, meaning that you can write words in Midjourney and it will generate amazing images in seconds.


Creating Consistent Characters in Midjourney

Creating consistent characters in AI art can be a challenge because AI art generators often rely on randomization to create unique designs. While this can be beneficial in creating unexpected and exciting designs, it can also make it difficult to create consistent character designs. However, despite these challenges, it is possible to create consistent characters in AI art.


The Wicked + The Divine in Hypercore Style

For this test, I used the prompt "Create a unique photorealistic illustration of The Wicked + The Divine in Hypercore style." Hypercore is a vibrant and edgy style that features bold colors, sharp lines, and abstract shapes. The Wicked + The Divine is a comic book series that follows a group of gods who are reincarnated every ninety years.


When I first saw the results of the prompt, I was immediately drawn to the vibrant colors and unique, edgy, style. As I started to explore Midjourney and experiment with the prompt, I was blown away by the number of different characters it was able to generate. Each one was different and unique, with a variety of color schemes and designs. The amount of data training that must have gone into the system to generate such a diverse range of characters makes it a good style source to create unique combinations.



PROMPT - /Imagine prompt: Create a unique photorealistic illustration of The Wicked + The Divine in Hypercore style


Changing Aspect Ratio: I add --16:9 or --9:16 at the end of the prompt, and if I like the results, I re-run them. PROMPT - /Imagine prompt: Create a unique photorealistic illustration of The Wicked + The Divine in Hypercore style --ar 16:9


PROMPT - /Imagine prompt: Create a unique photorealistic illustration of The Wicked + The Divine in Hypercore style --ar 16:9


Sometimes, Midjourney generate random text, so you will need to remove it or re-run the prompt.

And again, simply re-running the prompt and changing the aspect ratio ( --ar 16:9 --ar 9:16)

Look at how many cool characters I could generate just by simply copy-pasting a prompt on Midjourney!


As I was creating images I learnt, thanks to Jasper AI, that The Wicked + The Divine is a comic book series created by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie.

The series was first published by Image Comics in 2014 and has since become a cult classic among comic book fans.


The story follows a group of twelve gods who are reincarnated every ninety years. These gods are based on real-world deities from various cultures, including Greek, Japanese, and Egyptian. Each time they are reincarnated, they only have two years to live, during which time they are adored by their followers and given immense power.

The story is full of action, drama, and intrigue as the gods navigate the challenges of their short lives and the conflicts that arise between them. The series also explores themes of power, celebrity, and the nature of divinity


Hypercore style is often associated with futuristic and edgy designs, and it's a popular choice for creating art pieces that stand out.


The comic book's artists, Jamie McKelvie and Matthew Wilson, have been praised for their unique approach to character design and storytelling. The use of bright, bold colors and dramatic poses adds to the overall sense of excitement and energy that the series is known for.


Creating Consistent Characters in Midjourney

Ok, now it's time to talk about consistent characters. How do you create consistent characters in Midjourney? There are many ways, today we will have a look at one. SAVE & UPLOAD IMAGE


Follow these steps:

1. Choose a picture.


2. Open it in a new tab


3. Copy the URL


4. Paste the picture in Midjourney


5. Tweak the prompt.


In this example I added "driving a car" at the end

PROMPT - /Imagine prompt:https://s.mj.run/DnPURP2RkA4 driving a car


The first result was not amazing, so I typed:


PROMPT - /Imagine prompt:https://s.mj.run/DnPURP2RkA4 driving a car --ar 16:9

PROMPT - /Imagine prompt:https://s.mj.run/DnPURP2RkA4 driving a car --ar 9:16


And the result was pretty impressive!

Definitely I can use it in some of my scenes. Note that I uploaded a picture of a girl with hair on fire, which make also suggest Midjourney that I always want fire in the picture.

So, this picture was not ideal as a starting picture, I needed something more simple, yet cool and unique for my badass character!

I tried with another character in the same style. I tried to see if I could find more consistency in the characters by adding ethnicity and see what came up.


PROMPT - /Imagine prompt:Create a unique photorealistic illustration of a Nigerian man, The Wicked + The Divine in Hypercore style --ar 16:9


There is not a lot of consistency, but these are all pretty cool!


The first on the bottom left is my absolute favorite! He would look amazing in a novel, a story, a comic, illustrations, and much more!


Here it is.

I went to Jasper AI to quickly generate a background for the character. Because I like to know who I am dealing with. I will use AI to write the story more in depth later. This is what I got after a few minutes of interacting with AI and describing my character!


In "Runway," we follow the story of James, a former male model turned secret agent who's been recruited by a top-secret government agency to stop a dangerous terrorist plot. As James dives deeper into the case, he discovers that the terrorists are planning to launch a devastating attack on a major fashion event, using a deadly virus that could kill millions. With time running out and the stakes higher than ever, James races against the clock to uncover the identity of the mastermind behind the plot and stop the attack before it's too late..

Not bad, James!


So I repeated the same process as before. I open the picture in a new tab, I copy-paste the picture URL and I write "driving a car" at the end


The results were awesome!


Not perfect, not all at the first attempt, but very cool and usable in a story!

Let's take a look at James and see some scenes from the movie!

PROMPT - /Imagine prompt:https://s.mj.run/DnPURP2RkA4 driving a car --ar 16:9


PROMPT - /Imagine prompt:https://s.mj.run/DnPURP2RkA4 driving a car --ar 16:9


PROMPT - /Imagine prompt:https://s.mj.run/DnPURP2RkA4 driving a car --ar 16:9


PROMPT - /Imagine prompt:https://s.mj.run/DnPURP2RkA4 driving a car --ar 16:9


PROMPT - /Imagine prompt:https://s.mj.run/DnPURP2RkA4 driving a car --ar 16:9


Now, I changed the prompt to put the character in other scenes.

Every time I had to upload the original picture.

I could also train Midjourney on a set of pictures, but let's keep it for another time.


Train Station

PROMPT - /Imagine prompt:https://s.mj.run/DnPURP2RkA4 in a train station --ar 16:9


Not bad, but we lost a bit of color. Still very consistent.


Busy Train Station

PROMPT - /Imagine prompt:https://s.mj.run/DnPURP2RkA4 in a busy train station --ar 16:9


Pretty cool, but we lost a bit of color. Very consistent.


PROMPT - /Imagine prompt:: https://s.mj.run/DnPURP2RkA4 in a train station --ar 16:9


We lost a bit of color, but still pretty cool!


PROMPT VARIATION: I will now add the original prompt + one action + nigerian man


PROMPT - /Imagine prompt:https://s.mj.run/OIUmwMmFF-M Create a unique photorealistic illustration of a Nigerian man driving a car , The Wicked + The Divine in Hypercore style --ar 16:9


We got the color back, by adding the original prompt to the picture, but the character looks slightly different, and he's not driving a car.


I run it again, same as above. ow I have 4 pictures of a character that all pretty much look-alike. Still different from James, though.


PROMPT - /Imagine prompt:https://s.mj.run/OIUmwMmFF-M Create a unique photorealistic illustration of Nigerian man driving a car , The Wicked + The Divine in Hypercore style --ar 16:9


I tried to change man into boy and I get very cool characters and a different design style Busy Train Station

PROMPT - /Imagine prompt:https://s.mj.run/OIUmwMmFF-M Create a unique photorealistic illustration of Nigerian Boy in a busy train station , The Wicked + The Divine in Hypercore style --ar 16:9


But very cool anyway!


Busy Train Station

PROMPT - /Imagine prompt:https://s.mj.run/OIUmwMmFF-M Create a unique photorealistic illustration of Nigerian Boy in a busy train station , The Wicked + The Divine in Hypercore style --ar 9:16


Now I remove nigerian and I leave "a man" + describing an action


...and...


A Man riding a Moto in an Empty street + Original Prompt

PROMPT - /Imagine prompt:https://s.mj.run/OIUmwMmFF-M Create a unique photorealistic illustration of a man driving a moto in an empty street, The Wicked + The Divine in Hypercore style


There you go! 4 very cool pictures in one go of James on a moto!


Change aspect ratio, still very good results!


PROMPT - /Imagine prompt:https://s.mj.run/OIUmwMmFF-M Create a unique photorealistic illustration of a man driving a moto in an empty street, The Wicked + The Divine in Hypercore style --ar 16:9


And again...!

These are not 100% perfect results, but they are already incredibly good for a few minutes of work!


A man driving a moto in London + Original Prompt

PROMPT - /Imagine prompt:https://s.mj.run/OIUmwMmFF-M Create a unique photorealistic illustration of a man driving a moto in london, The Wicked + The Divine in Hypercore style --ar 16:9


A man in a transparent elevator + original Prompt


PROMPT - /Imagine prompt:https://s.mj.run/OIUmwMmFF-M Create a unique photorealistic illustration of a man in a transparent elevator, The Wicked + The Divine in Hypercore style --ar 9:16


A man in a transparent elevator + original Prompt


PROMPT - /Imagine prompt:https://s.mj.run/OIUmwMmFF-M Create a unique photorealistic illustration of a man in a transparent elevator, The Wicked + The Divine in Hypercore style


A man jumping from a train + original Prompt

PROMPT - /Imagine prompt:https://s.mj.run/OIUmwMmFF-M Create a unique photorealistic illustration of a man jumping from a train, The Wicked + The Divine in Hypercore style --ar 16:9


Not perfect, and not really "jumping from a train", but still amazing pictures I can use in a comic or a story, and I can keep working to find other angles!


A man climbing a building + original Prompt

PROMPT - /Imagine prompt:https://s.mj.run/OIUmwMmFF-M Create a unique photorealistic illustration of a man climbing a building, The Wicked + The Divine in Hypercore style --ar 16:9


Not climbing a building, but great angle!


...and again!


PROMPT - /Imagine prompt:https://s.mj.run/OIUmwMmFF-M Create a unique photorealistic illustration of a man climbing a building, The Wicked + The Divine in Hypercore style --ar 16:9


...and again...!


PROMPT - /Imagine prompt:https://s.mj.run/OIUmwMmFF-M Create a unique photorealistic illustration of a man climbing a building, The Wicked + The Divine in Hypercore style


A man running in a mall + original Prompt

PROMPT - /Imagine prompt:https://s.mj.run/OIUmwMmFF-M Create a unique photorealistic illustration of a man running in a mall, The Wicked + The Divine in Hypercore style --ar 16:9


Look at that!


PROMPT - /Imagine prompt:https://s.mj.run/OIUmwMmFF-M Create a unique photorealistic illustration of a man running in a mall, The Wicked + The Divine in Hypercore style --ar 16:9


As you may have noticed, sometimes we have t-shirt color changes or outfit variations, and there are workarounds to this, but we won't talk about it now..!


PROMPT - /Imagine prompt:https://s.mj.run/OIUmwMmFF-M Create a unique photorealistic illustration of a man running in a mall, The Wicked + The Divine in Hypercore style


"As James dives deeper into the case, he discovers that the terrorists are planning to launch a devastating attack on a major fashion event, using a deadly virus that could kill millions.

With time running out and the stakes higher than ever, James races against the clock to uncover the identity of the mastermind behind the plot and stop the attack before it's too late."


PROMPT - /Imagine prompt:https://s.mj.run/OIUmwMmFF-M Create a unique photorealistic illustration of a man running in a mall, The Wicked + The Divine in Hypercore style --ar 16:


PROMPT - /Imagine prompt:https://s.mj.run/OIUmwMmFF-M Create a unique photorealistic illustration of a man running in a mall, The Wicked + The Divine in Hypercore style --ar 16:9


"As James battles his way through a series of high-octane action sequences, he must also confront his own inner demons - a troubled past that's haunted him for years. And also the fact that is a bit thinner in this picture, but it's just the photo angle!"


Panoramic Shot + Original Prompt.

Not bad!


PROMPT - /Imagine prompt:https://s.mj.run/OIUmwMmFF-M Create a unique photorealistic illustration of a man in a street, panoramic shot, The Wicked + The Divine in Hypercore style


Wide Shot + Original Prompt.

Still very good and very consistent!


PROMPT - /Imagine prompt:https://s.mj.run/OIUmwMmFF-M Create a unique photorealistic illustration of a man in a street, wide shot, The Wicked + The Divine in Hypercore style

"With the help of a brave fashion journalist and a team of skilled agents, James is determined to save the day and bring the terrorists to justice. Will he be able to stop the attack and put his past to rest, or will the runway be turned into a battlefield?

Find out in this pulse-pounding action movie from the mind of James Castellini."

COMING SOON!

TAKEAWAY | Consistent Character - Upload Picture

One of the ways to create consistent characters in Midjourney is uploading a picture of your character and tweaking the prompt. You can change the aspect ratio (add --16:9 or --ar 9:16 or other aspect ratio). You can also add an action that you wan your character to do or a setting, stating man/woman/boy/girl and even adding the same words of the original prompt to your prompt.



Learn How to Use AI for Creators

There you go! If you made it until here, thank you for reading it! I hope you found this interesting, and I would love to hear your thoughts on it!


The most important thing to understand, is that AI won't just do something amazing as soon as you sit in front of your laptop. You need to learn how to interact with AI, from writing PROMPTS for AI art, to writing stories, to learn how to write stories, styles and so on.

Once you understand how to express to AI what you want, or what to ask to help you discover new ideas, your creative process will go to the next level!


To start generating amazing artworks, you can use our FREE Midjourney Prompt Generator.


Watch the Video Review from the Youtube Channel @FutureTeckPilot

Once you find something you like, you can tweak the prompt and make the style yours!


Our tool generates prompts that include 11 randomly selected attributes among hundreds, generating unique combinations among quadrillions of possibilities, making it simple and quick to create beautiful art styles in seconds.


Midjourney Prompt Generator | Tutorial

You can study and refine prompts and explore endless combinations and find the style that speaks to you.


But that's not all – with just one click, you can generate 10 unique, high-quality prompts that include 11 randomly chosen attributes. Imagine creating 10 beautiful art pieces in just one second!


All you have to do it copy-paste them in Midjourney and see what comes up!

Then, if you like the results you can tweak it and keep exploring!


Don't believe us? Just type in "cat" and press enter to see for yourself. Our tool is so powerful that it generates stunning cat-themed art styles in seconds.


The best part? It's 100% FREE



The second thing you need to learn, is how to leverage AI to write amazing stories, from how to write characters, plots, how many pages, what structure to follow, how to add conflict, humor....


AI will never replace your brain and your unique creativity and take, but it will help you learn a lot in a short period of time and get your creations to life, if you know what to ask!


For that part, stay tuned! You will find out more about how to create and sell your art in the next episode. Meanwhile, subscribe to our newsletter for tips, tools and ideas, you will learn more about how AI can help you get to the next level!




In the News: New FREE Midjourney STICKER Prompt Generator


A new prompt generator for stickers only! Create stickers, emojis, characters and more!

A part from the fact that this generator is for stickers only, the main difference between this and the Midjourney Prompt Generator is that this tool has a very clean and neat dataset

Each generation will produce 10 Prompts among hundreds of thousands possible unique combinations, so your styles will be unique!



Up Next: Take Your Characters to Next Level with Stories and Books


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