Midjourney is seductively easy.
Write a prompt. Wait a minute and voila: result. Boom. Done.
I stopped using Midjourney over the ethical issues, but it was damn fun. Midjourney creates a powerful and beguiling illusion of accomplishment, and every time I walked away I'd have another idea that'd draw me back in.
There are really wonderful, idiosyncratic and inventive imagery being generated. Human users play the role of art directors and curators.
The more I look at Midjourney imagery, easier it is to spot it in the social media wild. You have to dig into the history of visual arts and tailor your prompts to carve out a more distinctive, curated look.
I didn't do much of that. My main interest was in sci-fi imagery, pictures to support stories I've either written or contemplated writing, as opposed to purely aesthetic explorations.
If I ever go back to Midjourney, I'd like to explore aesthetics, and see if I can create a distinctive 'style' through advanced prompts. But I'd prefer the software to be ethically sourced before I do.
Anyway, these are some of the results I got:
|A derelict cyclopbot stands sentinel over a desert oasis in Nevada
|Beached freighter hulks on a salt flat
|NeoBabylonian-Deco style tower over the Grand Canyon
|Desert spring pool
|Mr. Moogles and his post-apocalyptic junk shop
|Werewolf reacts to the lack of fresh dog food at the Quickimart
|Captain Nemo's leisure yacht
|The lonely Blue Wizard Otho Four Star Box
|The most accomplished Blue Wizard was Three Cone Methusaleh, who feuded with his brother Otho for centuries