This week we're exploring new creative approaches to Midjourney art, and here is one: try non-anime styles with --niji .
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Aaron Jasinski (b. 1980) is a contemporary American artist with a bold and distinct style blending elements of surrealism, pop culture, and vintage design. His artwork often features whimsical characters and landscapes rendered in bold, vibrant colors, with a focus on the interplay between light and shadow.
Abigail Larson (b. 1989) is a contemporary American artist and illustrator known for her intricate and hauntingly beautiful art style that draws inspiration from gothic and Victorian aesthetics. Her artwork often features dark, atmospheric settings, macabre themes, and delicate use of line and color.
Asaf Hanuka (b. 1974) is an Israeli illustrator and comic book artist, known for his unique and expressive artistic style. Hanuka's artwork is characterized by its use of bold, vivid colors and intricate details, often portraying surreal and thought-provoking imagery that explores the complexities of the human condition. His work often combines elements of realism with the fantastical, creating a sense of dreamlike wonder and psychological depth. Hanuka's comic book work is also known for its intimate storytelling, focusing on the emotions and inner lives of his characters.
Bernie Wrightson (1948-2017) was an American artist and illustrator known for his intricate and detailed black and white artwork, particularly in the horror and fantasy genres. His style was heavily influenced by classic horror literature, and his work often featured dark, macabre subject matter, such as monsters, zombies, and other supernatural creatures.
Wrightson was renowned for his mastery of pen and ink techniques, using crosshatching and shading to create a strikingly textured and atmospheric look. He was also a prolific collaborator, working with writers such as Stephen King and creating illustrations for numerous comic book publishers. Wrightson's work has had a profound impact on the horror and fantasy genres and continues to inspire and influence artists and fans alike.
Bob Layzell is a British animator and artist known for his work in the animation industry. He was born in 1947 and started his career in the 1960s, working as a layout artist and animator on various animated TV series and films. Layzell's artistic style is notable for its fluidity and expressiveness, capturing the essence of movement and emotion in his characters. His animation work often features exaggerated movements and comedic timing, bringing a sense of humor and whimsy to his art. Layzell's style also incorporates bold, bright colors and dynamic compositions, creating a visually striking and energetic look.
Carlo Crivelli (c. 1430-1495) was an Italian painter of the Renaissance period, known for his highly detailed and ornate paintings. His works were characterized by meticulous attention to detail and a focus on decorative elements, including intricate patterns, elaborate costumes, and elaborate architectural settings. Crivelli's style also incorporated a strong sense of symbolism, using various objects and motifs to convey deeper meanings and religious themes. He was particularly known for his use of gold leaf, which he used to create luminous and reflective surfaces in his paintings. Crivelli's art style was a precursor to the Baroque period, influencing later artists with his technical skill and innovative use of decorative elements.
Chris Ofili (b. 1968) is a contemporary British artist, known for his distinctive mixed media art style. Ofili's artwork often incorporates a variety of materials, including paint, glitter, resin, and elephant dung, which he uses to create layered and textured surfaces.
His paintings are notable for their vibrant colors and bold, graphic imagery, which draw inspiration from African and Caribbean culture and mythology. Ofili's style also incorporates elements of collage and assemblage and is recognized for its experimental and innovative approach, which challenges traditional notions of painting and pushes the boundaries of the medium.
Farel Dalrymple (b. 1972) is a contemporary American comic book artist, known for his unique and experimental art style. Dalrymple's artwork often features intricate linework and a sense of organic, fluid movement, creating a dreamlike and surreal atmosphere. His style incorporates a variety of materials and techniques, including ink, watercolor, and digital effects, and often plays with perspective and scale to create visually striking compositions. Dalrymple's work also draws inspiration from a range of influences, including mythology, science fiction, and underground comics, resulting in a style that is both eclectic and deeply personal.
Influential American artist and illustrator Gary Panter (b. 1950) is famous for his distinct style incorporating a mix of cartoonish and primitive elements, blending punk, pop, and psychedelic influences. Found materials (such as old comic books and album covers), bold lines, and vivid colors come together in Panter's comics, illustrations, and animation.
His style has had a significant impact on the underground and alternative art scenes.
Jacek Yerka (b. 1952) is a contemporary Polish artist, known for his highly detailed and surrealistic paintings. Yerka's art style is characterized by meticulous attention to detail, often featuring highly realistic imagery that is imbued with a sense of magic and fantasy. His paintings are often set in dreamlike landscapes that defy the laws of physics and often feature animals, plants, and machines in unexpected ways. Yerka's style is also characterized by a vivid use of color and a sense of whimsy, often incorporating playful and childlike imagery.
John Kenn Mortensen (b. 1978) is a Danish artist and writer, known for his distinctive and haunting art style. Mortensen's art often takes the form of small ink drawings, which are created on Post-it notes and other small scraps of paper. His drawings are characterized by their eerie, otherworldly quality, often featuring monstrous and macabre creatures set in bleak, apocalyptic landscapes. Mortensen's style is notable for its use of contrast and negative space, creating a sense of starkness and isolation. His work draws inspiration from horror literature and film, as well as from his own experiences and dreams.
Martine Johanna (b. 1988) is a contemporary Dutch artist, known for her expressive and emotive paintings. Johanna's art style is characterized by a bold and vibrant use of color, often featuring lush, textured backgrounds and vivid, multi-layered imagery.
Her paintings often feature female figures in various states of undress, exploring themes of power, femininity, and identity. Johanna's style is also notable for its use of abstraction and distortion, creating a sense of fluidity and dynamism in her works. Her paintings are known for their emotional intensity, often conveying a sense of raw vulnerability and introspection.
Pop art is an art movement that emerged in the 1950s and reached its peak in the 1960s. It is characterized by its use of popular culture and everyday objects as the subject matter of the artworks. Pop art often employs bright, bold colors, flat shapes, and commercial printing techniques such as silkscreen printing. It also frequently includes elements of humor and satire, as artists sought to critique and subvert the consumerist and celebrity-obsessed culture of the time. Some of the most famous pop artists include Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Claes Oldenburg.
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