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Midjourney | Secret Prompt Techniques to Master Consistent Characters | Blade Runner Cyberpunk Style

Updated: Mar 3, 2023

Introduction


Hi! And welcome to the blog.

Today we are going to talk about how to create consistent characters with AI Art. In our previous blog post, we talked about how you can achieve this by uploading pictures into Midjourney. Today we are going to reveal more techniques to achieve amazing results!


As AI art becomes more accessible and prevalent in storytelling mediums, the ability to create consistent and compelling characters has become a critical skill. In this blog post, we'll explore the importance of creating consistent characters in Midjourney and provide examples from the iconic cyberpunk film, Blade Runner.

Let's get started!


Why Consistent Characters are Important

Consistent characters are the foundation of any great story. They are the driving force behind the plot and are what keep readers and viewers engaged. Characters that are well-developed and consistent in their actions, beliefs, and motivations, and visually, in the way they appear, create a sense of authenticity and relatability that makes them more memorable and compelling.


Why Consistent Characters are Challenging to Create

In AI art generators, creating consistent characters can be challenging because the algorithms used to generate the art are are trained on data sets and patterns, and while they can create impressive outputs, they may not be able to create consistent characters by understanding exactly what you want to draw from a few words. Until now!


Tricks to Create Consistent Characters in Midjourney


Trick Number 1 | Use Famous Actors Names

If you name your character as a famous actor, you are referencing to someone specific that Midjourney has data on.


In this example, I used Diane Kruger. This is the prompt I used:

PROMPT - /imagine prompt:Diane Kruger in the style of Artgerm, Blade Runner atmosphere, hyperrealstic, portrait, insanely detailed --ar 16:9


You can see that Midjourney tends to create very similar images from the same prompt, which is great to create consistent characters!

The resemblance with the famous person may be too evident, at times, so you may

  1. Avoid people that are too famous

  2. Discard pictures that are too similar to the person they are based on

  3. Tweak the prompt (we will see how)

  4. Use a specific art styles that can create the necessary variety.


But anyway, check out how many shots of my character I have with only a couple of prompts!


PROMPT - /imagine prompt:Diane Kruger in the style of Artgerm, Blade Runner atmosphere, hyperrealstic, portrait, insanely detailed --ar 16:9


PROMPT - /imagine prompt:Diane Kruger in the style of Artgerm, Blade Runner atmosphere, hyperrealstic, portrait, insanely detailed --ar 9:16

I tried the same prompt with Benicio del Toro. The character looks very cool and slick, he is not too similar to the original actor and, anyway, the association to someone's famous ensures that my character has some distinctive traits across all the pictures. Also, if you are not doing an exact portrait of someone's famous, you can use this technique to easily create consistent characters across multiple scenes!


PROMPT - /imagine prompt:Benicio del Toro in the style of Artgerm, Blade Runner atmosphere, hyperrealstic, portrait, insanely detailed --ar 16:9

Here are some other shots by changing the aspect ratio and re-running the prompt.


PROMPT - /imagine prompt:Benicio del Toro in the style of Artgerm, Blade Runner atmosphere, hyperrealstic, portrait, insanely detailed --ar 16:9


PROMPT - /imagine prompt:Benicio del Toro in the style of Artgerm, Blade Runner atmosphere, hyperrealstic, portrait, insanely detailed --ar 9:16


PROMPT - /imagine prompt:Benicio del Toro in the style of Artgerm, Blade Runner atmosphere, hyperrealstic, portrait, insanely detailed --ar 9:16

Trick Number 2: Create an original Character with names and attributes

You can give your character a name and try adding details like hair color or nationality. This way, even if you are not referencing to an actor, you are referencing to someone, and adding details, so Midjourney will give you more consistent results This is my original character

1. Jason Fowler

2. Blond Jason Fowler

3. American Blond Jason Fowler


And look how consistent he is! Midjourney is giving me very consistent results by using this technique. Not only that, he is also very cool...definitely an amazing character for a steampunk novel or comic!


PROMPT - /imagine prompt:American Blond Jason Fowler in the style of Artgerm riding a moto, Blade Runner atmosphere, hyperrealstic, portrait, insanely detailed --ar 16:9


PROMPT - /imagine prompt:American Blond Jason Fowler in the style of Artgerm, Blade Runner atmosphere, hyperrealstic, portrait, insanely detailed --ar 9:16


PROMPT - /imagine prompt:American Blond Jason Fowler in the style of Artgerm, Blade Runner atmosphere, hyperrealstic, portrait, insanely detailed --ar 9:16

I have to make sure I always use the same description American Blond Jason Fowler in all the prompts, to get consistent results. As you can see, I am adding the part"in the style of Artgerm, Blade Runner atmosphere, hyperrealstic, portrait, insanely detailed" in all my prompts.


Here I edited the prompt, to use my character in different settings and doing different action, as I explained in this blog post.


PROMPT - /imagine prompt:American Blond Jason Fowler riding a moto in the style of Artgerm riding a moto, Blade Runner atmosphere, hyperrealstic, portrait, insanely detailed --ar 16:9


I then created another character: Redhead Canadian Woman Diane Fowler with a white leather jacket, and the results where pretty impressive and consistent!


PROMPT - /imagine prompt:Redhead Canadian Woman Diane Fowler with a white leather jacket on a train, in the style of Artger, Cyberpunk atmosphere, hyperrealstic, portrait, insanely detailed --ar 16:9


And another one: Black Haired Asian Lee Hun, and I got another consistent character in different frames, scenes and poses very fast.


PROMPT - /imagine prompt:Black Haired Asian Lee Hun on a train, in the style of Artgerm, Cyberpunk atmosphere, hyperrealstic, portrait, insanely detailed --ar 16:9


As I was trying to create pictures of this character with other characters, I randomly stumbled upon this male character that I liked, created by Midjourney.

I then decided to use the UPLOAD PICTURE METHOD

I then opened the picture in a new tab, copy-pasted the address and use it as a base for my future prompts, as I explained in this post


Prompt 1: Image + Action

PROMPT - /imagine prompt:https://s.mj.run/84os2mcUX7E walking in an crowded train station --ar 16:9


Prompt 2: Image + Action + Original Prompt

PROMPT - /imagine prompt:https://s.mj.run/84os2mcUX7E walking in a street in the style of Artgerm, Blade Runner Cyberpunk atmosphere, hyperrealstic, insanely detailed --ar 16:9


And there you go! Those pictures are not 100% perfect, but they are a very good start

In a few minutes, by applying these techniques, I was able to create a few consistent characters, put them in different scenes and even combine them together in the same shot.


I then go to Jasper, one of the Artificial Intelligence tools I use for writing, marketing and more, and I elaborate a plot starting from the characters I have.

I am not going to write a comic now, but I am using AI to generate ideas and learn more about art, styles and writing and expand my knowledge!


One of the biggest advantages of having an AI virtual assistant is that it is available 24/7, unlike human assistants who have set working hours. This means that the AI virtual assistant can are always at your service, enabling you to ask and learn anything your mind you can think of at any time.


Having an AI virtual assistant at your disposal can be a game-changer in terms of efficiency and effectiveness, allowing you to focus on your core competencies while leaving the repetitive and mundane tasks to the AI!


Artificial Intelligence brings a completely new way to enter the creative process, you can get inspiration from AI art, you can start brainstorming ideas and interact with AI, you can ask AI to answer your questions (summarize other people's books, movies, stories, movements, real life events..), overcome writer's block, you can write faster, and exactly what you want!


How to use AI to create art and stories


Using AI to create art and stories is a simple and straightforward process (and it's also incredibly fun!) . Here are some of the ways you can use AI as a virtual assistant:

  • Image generation: You can use AI to generate stunning images by using tools such as Midjourney, Dall-E, Jasper Art. These tools use machine learning algorithms to generate images based on specific criteria, such as style, color, and composition.

  • Story generation: You can use AI to generate stories by using tools such as Jasper, Chat GPT or WriteSonic. These tools use natural language processing algorithms to generate stories based on specific prompts, such as a genre or a theme. You can generate plot ideas, character ideas, storylines, dialogues and more!

  • Unleash Continuous Learning: You can use AI to answer questions by using tools such as Jasper, Chat GPT or WriteSonic. These tools use natural language processing algorithms to understand the context of a question and provide a relevant answer. Do you want to know more about a style, a genre, or other relevant topics to your story? You can get those answers in a blink of an eye, with AI! Think about how faster all your researches can be, now that c have a tool that understands what you are asking and has studied 10% of the internet!

Once you get started, you will see how fast and fun it becomes!



TAKEAWAY | Consistent Character - Names

One of the ways to create consistent characters in Midjourney is using famous people's names (making sure your character doesn't resemble too much to the original person) or creating characters with a name and attributes like physical description, nationality, outfit or others. This will give more precise instructions to the art generator and will help you get consistent characters faster. You can change the aspect ratio, add different actions to the prompt but ensure you always keep the most part of your prompt the same. The goal is to create prompt variations to keep a consistent style.



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


I wrote a book on How to Create Children's Books with Artificial Intelligence and Sell them on Amazon KDP and Beyond

If you an aspiring children's book author looking to harness the power of Artificial Intelligence to create and sell your books, this book is going to take you from zero to hero!


Follow along as I x-ray other children's books on Amazon, write and design a story and explore ways to grow a brand on Amazon KDP, social media and beyond!




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