Ultimate A.I. Visual Style Guide

Transform Your Midjourney Prompts with These 380+ Creative Techniques (with 1500+ Examples and Descriptions)

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Chair

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List of 350+ Prompts with Image Examples

8 bit / pixel

chairs, 8 bit
Retro, blocky video game aesthetic (try voxel for less video game themes)

Abstract / abstraction

chairs, abstract
Not representational or based on external reality or nature, multi-media

Abstract Expressionism

chairs, abstract expressionism
abstract, gestural painting that expresses personal convictions and human values

Academic

chairs, academic
Conforming to the standards of an official academy.

Aesthetic / beautiful / designer / superb

Concerned with beauty or good taste.

Aluminum

made using aluminum as the primary medium or material

Ambient light

general indirect soft lighting

Analytical drawing

analyzes the subject by breaking it down into individual parts and features, lacks lettering

Anime

chairs, anime
Japanese animated entertainment with colorful graphics, vibrant characters, and fantastical themes based on manga and encompassing various genres.

Angular / oblique angle

sharp corners, or angles

App

chair, app
image used to represent an application on a digital device, probably mobile

Appropriation

copying and alteration of preexisting images, objects, and ideas

Architecture

relating to buildings, bridges, and other large structures

Art Deco

chairs, art deco
featuring geometric shapes, bold colors, and ornate decoration, often associated with luxury and glamour

Art Nouveau

chairs, art noveau
organic, curving lines and decorative motifs inspired by nature, such as flowers and animals

Artifice

chairs, artifice
deception or trickery

Arts and crafts

chairs, arts and crafts
values unity of the arts, the individual craftsperson, materials, construction, simplicity, functionality, and traditional methods

Assemblage

combinations of found objects or non-traditional materials

Atelier Populaire

chairs, Atelier Populaire
Parisian print workshop active during protests, known for daily images and found materials.

Automatism

chairs, Automatism
artist suppresses conscious control over the making process, allowing the unconscious mind to have great sway (similar to surrealism)

Avant-garde

innovative, experimental, and inventive in its technique or ideology

B movie

chairs, b movie
low-budget, sometimes a companion to high-budget

Baroque

chairs, baroque
extravagant, complex art from europe

Bauhaus

chairs, bauhaus
influenced modern art. emphasizes materials and functions over traditional art school methodologies

Beat

nontraditional forms, rejection of conventional social values

Belle Epoque

chair, belle epoque
Pre WWI French ideal for optimism, peace, and innovations in science and technology

Ben-Day dots

chairs, ben-day dots
CMYK colors used to create shading and secondary colors in printing

Biomorphic

abstract forms or images that look like living things

Bird’s eye view

perspective of a scene from above, as if seen from a bird

Black

chairs, black
black, like any color chosen, colors the item in that color

Blender / render / unreal engine / unreal engine 5 / octanerender / octane render / octane

realistic 3D renders with any of these prompts

Block print

chairs, block print
technique in which a relief image is carved into a block, inked, and pressed onto a surface to transfer the image

Blurry

not clearly visible

Brocade

heavy fabric interwoven with a rich, raised design

Brushwork

forces a painted look, should be combined with type of brushwork eg fan, fine, etc

Built environment

Human-made surroundings that provide the setting for human activity

Byzantine

Stylized imagery over naturalistic depictions to inspire admiration for the christian church

Calligraphy

Decorative lettering

Canon

chairs, canon
considered representative of a particular artistic genre or style

Card

chair, card
thick stiff paper or thin pasteboard

Caricature

chair, caricature
drawing of typically a person with exaggerated features meant to satirize the subject

Cartes-de-visite (CdV)

chairs, carte de visite
Trading cards from the 1800's

Celluloid

first tough, flexible, and moldable synthetic plastic material from 1800s

Censorship

chairs, censorship
Examining material to remove or suppress objections

Ceramics

chairs, ceramics
made of clay hardened by heat

Charcoal

chairs, charcoal
produces an interplay between light and shadow known as chiaroscuro

Chibi

chairs, chibi
style of cute caricature originating in Japan, and common in anime and manga where characters are drawn in an exaggerated way, typically small and chubby with stubby limbs, oversized heads, and minimal detail.

Chine colle

chairs, chine colle
french technique, glued thin chinese paper process creates a subtle, delicate backdrop to the printed image

Choreography

chairs, choreography
arranging dances

Chromogenic

chairs, chromogenic
ability of a substance to produce color

Cinematographe

chairs, cinematographe
1800’s non electric motion picture aesthetic

Cinematic

chairs, cinematic
motion picture themed and lighting effects like bounced, diffused, and color adjusted light

Cityscape

chairs, cityscape
urban scenery as its primary focus

Classicism

ancient greek and roman artistic embodiments

Clever

chairs, clever
superficially skillful

Cloth

flexible woven material consisting of a network of natural or artificial fibers

Collage

chairs, collage
arranged materials affixed to a supporting surface

Color (complementary, warm, cool, local, relative, blue, etc)

chairs, complementary colors
one of the primary ways we perceive and experience the world and can be described in terms of hue, saturation, and brightness and represented in various ways (single color, gradient, theory, etc)

Color Field

chairs, color field paintings
large areas of color, typically with no strong contrasts of tone or obvious focus of attention

Coloring book

chair, coloring book
outlines or drawings of images that can be colored

Copper

chairs, copper
copper as the primary medium

Comic

chairs, comic
sequential art encompassing a wide range of artistic styles and techniques

Composition (gestalt, figure-ground relationship, rule of thirds, dynamic symmetry, golden mean/fibonacci nubmers, steelyard, balanced scales, circle, s, triangle, cross, radiating line, tunnel, etc)

chairs, composition
way in which elements of art, such as line, shape, color, balance, unity, contrast, texture, and other design principles are arranged

Concentric

having a common center

Conceptual

the idea or concept being expressed, rather than on the traditional visual elements of art, such as form, color, and composition

Construct

chairs, construct
formed or constructed from parts

Constructivism

chairs, constructivism
early 1900’s russian post-revolution ideal aimed at stripping emotion to enable greater social utilitarian purpose

Contour

chairs, contour
outline

Contrast

variability in tonality

Cor-Ten steel

chairs, cor-ten steel
steel alloy that develops a rust-like appearance

Costume

chair, costume
what a figure is wearing

Close crop

chair, close crop
removing outer edges of an image

Cross-hatching

chair, cross hatching
shade a drawing with intersecting sets of parallel lines

Cubism

chairs, cubism
geometric planes and compressed space fragmentating traditional subjects like nudes, landscapes, and still lifes

Cultural icon

chairs, cultural icon
widely recognized or culturally significant person, symbol, object, or place

Cute

chairs, cute
appealing, endearing

Cyberpunk

chairs, cyberpunk
cyberpunk aesthetic combining 40s film noir fashion, 90s gothic style, military uniforms and gear, and futuristic cybernetic details

Cybernetic

chairs, cybernetic
builds upon the legacy of cybernetics, like automatic control systems in machines and living things

Dada

chairs, dada
anti modern media & machine/tech culture, characterized by exposure of conventions of order and logic through use of chance, spontaneity, and irreverence

Daguerreotype

chairs, daguerreotype
1800s direct positive photography technique using silver or silver-coated-copper in a camera obscura

Dark fantasy

chairs, dark fantasy
disturbing and frightening themes of fantasy

De Stijl (The Style)

chairs, de stijl
stripped-down formal vocabulary principally consisting of straight lines, rectangular planes, and primary color

Decorative / exquisite / ornamentation

chairs, decorative exquisite
ornamental objects

Decorative arts

chairs, decorative arts
unique, ornamental, handcrafted, useful objects

Deep focus

chairs, deep focus
technique where all parts of the image, including the foreground, middleground, and background, are in sharp focus

Design doc / diagrammatic drawing

chairs, design doc
technical specs,explain how something works or clarify the relationships between parts of a whole

Designer

chairs, designer
unique, luxurious, high quality, haute couture, etc

Die Brücke (the Bridge)

chairs, Die Brucke
simplified or distorted forms and unusually strong, unnatural colors. birth of expressionism

Digital

chairs, digital
made with a computer

Diptych

chairs, diptych
two sections

Direct positive

chairs, direct positive print
photograph made by exposing a surface to light and developing it without using a negative, chemically treated to imitate the tonal range of nature.

Documentary film

chairs, documentary film
nonfiction films that aim to accurately depict some aspect of reality

Documentary photography

chairs, documentary photography
genre of photography that objectively documents a subject or event

Double exposure

chairs, double exposure
photography and filmmaking technique where film is exposed twice to merge two images in a single frame

Dramatic

chair, dramatic
sudden and striking

Drawing

chairs, drawing
made with pencil, pen, crayon, charcoal, or other materials, often featuring lines and marks

Drip

chairs, drip
form of abstract art in which paint is dripped or poured on

Drypoint

chairs, drypoint
intaglio printmaking technique that produces sharp lines with velvety, fuzzy edges.

Drybrush

chairs, drybrush
achieves a blurred or softer painted aesthetic

Dynamic symmetry

chairs, dynamic symmetry
composition theory geometrically designed to promote continuity, flow, rhythm and balance

Earthwork / land art / landscape

chairs, earthwork
manipulation of the natural landscape

École des Beaux-Arts

chairs, Ecole des Beaux-Arts
french art schools based on ancient Greek or Roman forms

Electronic

chairs, electronic
operates with the aid of many small components like microchips and transistors that control and direct an electric current

Elevation

chairs, elevation
scale drawing

Embroidery / needlework

chairs, embroidery
decorating with yarn or thread materials using needlework

Emulsion

chairs, emulsion
combination of liquids that don’t blend easily

Enamel

chairs, enamel
smooth glossy paint

Establishing shot

chairs, establishing shot
film shot setting context by showing important figures and objects

Etching

chairs, etching
intaglio printmaking technique that makes thin, fluid, graceful, serpentine, tight and scratchy lines

Expressionism

chairs, expressionism
styled to emphasize intense personal expression, sometimes with clashing colors

Extreme close up (ECU)

chairs, extreme close up
intense version of a close-up shot

Extreme long shot

chairs, extreme long shot
scene shot from far away

Extreme wide shot

chairs, extreme wide shot
shows the subjects surroundings

Fabric / textile

chairs, fabric
material consists of natural or synthetic fiber and other components, such as fabric or yarn

Facade

chairs, facade
public facing side of a building, often with decorative finishes

Fantasy

chairs, fantasy
inspired by 20th century fantasy literature and includes symbolism from victorian era, pre-raphaelites, golden age of illustration, and surrealism

Fauvism

chairs, fauvism
strong vibrant colors and bold brushstrokes

Fibre

chairs, fibre
made of rope, knotting, rug, etc

Figurative

chairs, figurative
representing form or figure

Film

chairs, film
related to film, motion pictures, movies, etc

Fine detail

chairs, fine detail
exactly or sharply defined

Fish eye lens

chairs, fish eye lens
produces strong visual distortion to create a wide panoramic or hemispherical image

Flat

chairs, flat
simple design and color choices

Flat design

chairs, flat design
simple design and color choices in a vector illustration style, popularized with the mobile app boom of the early 2000s

Font

chairs, font
design term to style lettering or typeface weight and size variations

Foreground

chairs, foreground
appears closest to viewer

Forced perspective

chair, forced perspective
optical illusion to make an object appear farther away, closer, larger or smaller

Form

chairs, form
shape or structure of an object

Formal

chairs, formal
official, suitable, done in accordance with rules of convention or etiquette

Found object

chair, found object
manufactured or natural object not originally designed to be artistic, but is now artistic

Framing

chairs, framing
edging or framing for art

Full shot

chairs, full shot
shot showing subject in environment

Futurism

chairs, futurism
early 1900’s celebration of modern technology with fragmented forms evoking energy and violent dynamism

Gelatin silver

chairs, gelatin silver
late 1800’s black-and-white photographic print making technique that uses silver gelatin

Genre

chair, genre
having specific form

Geometric

chairs, geometric
using simple rectilinear or curvilinear lines from geometry

Gestalt

chairs, gestalt
organized whole that is perceived as more than the sum of its parts, similar elements are visually grouped, regardless of their proximity to each other

Gesture

chairs, gesture
laying in of the action, form, and pose of a model / figure, typically series of poses

Glitch

chairs, glitch
digital or analog errors for aesthetic purposes

Global Illumination

chair, global illumination
adds more realistic lighting to a 3d scene

Glow

chairs, glow
gives off its own steady radiance of light

God

chairs, god
adds divine masculine qualities

God ray(s)

crepuscular rays are sunbeams that originate when the Sun is just below the horizon, and are noticable when shining through cracks and dust

Goddess

chairs, goddess
adds divine feminine qualities

Golden mean

chairs, golden mean
desirable greek middle between two extremes, one of excess and the other of deficiency, two quantities are in the golden ratio if their ratio is the same as the ratio of their sum to the larger of the two quantities

Gouache

chairs, gouache
like an opaque watercolor, its a water-based matte paint

Gradient

chairs, gradient blending
gradual blending from one color to another

Graffiti

chair, graffiti
usually public facing and done without permission, similar to street art but often incorporates large lettering or decorative script

Graphic

chairs, graphic
strong use of line and tone

Graphite

chairs, graphite
form of carbon and leaves a shiny metallic gray color on a surface

Greek

chair, greek
art from ancient greece involving naturalistic idealized depictions

Grotesque

chairs, grotesque
ludicrous, repulsive, incongruous, ugly, outlandish, bizarre, distorted aesthetic

Halftone

chairs, halftone
converting images into a series of dots

Hardboard

chairs, hardboard
compressed wood pulp boards

Harlem Renaissance

chairs, harlem renaissance
african art and contemporary themes

HDR

chairs, hdr
high dynamic range enables extreme contrasts and details

Hieroglyphics

chairs, hieroglyphics
egyptian stylized pictographic communication system

High angle (shot)

chairs, high angle
looking down on the subject from above

High quality

very good

Hologram

chairs, hologram
Interference image formed by coherent light

Holographic / iridescent

chairs, holographic
reflecting, shimmering, iridescent

Horizon line

chair, horizon line
shows where land and sky meet

Horror

chairs, horror
meant to provoke fear and revulsion with monsters, grotesque images, blood, gore, etc

Hue

chairs, hue
gradiation of color, shade or tint

Iconic

chairs, iconic
important, enduring, object of great attention or devotion

Iconography

chairs, iconography
symbolic artistic representation

Idol

chairs, idol
object of excessive worship or adoration

Illuminate

chairs, illuminate
make visible or bright by shining light on it; light up

Illuminated manuscript

chairs, illuminated manuscript
intricate precious metal paintings in hand written books

Illusion

chairs, illusion
unreal, deceptive, misleading

Illustration

chairs, illustration
visual interpretation of a concept

Impasto

chairs, impasto
thickly laid on paint, sometimes using a palette knife, so marks are visible

Impressionism

chairs, impressionism
captures transient sunlight, rapid broken color dabs

Improvisation

chairs, improvisation
made with little or no preperation

In situ / setting

in the situation where it belongs

Inclined plane

chairs, inclined plane
flat slanting surface

Industrial Design

chairs, industrial design
aesthetic concerned with manufactured consumer objects

Information age

chairs, information age
shift towards digital technology in the late 1900s

Infographic

chairs, infographic
graphical representation of data designed for quick understanding

Installation art

chairs, installation art
invites engagement with the environment

Institutional

chairs, institutional
defining something art makes it art

Intaglio

chairs, intaglio
encompasses multiple metal-plate printmaking techniques including etching, drypoint, engraving, aquatint, mezzotint, etc.

Interaction Design

chairs, interaction design
process of designing artifacts, typically digital, to be interacted with by sentient creatures, probably humans

Interior Design

chairs, interior design
focusing on functional and aesthetic aspects of indoor spaces

Intricate (intricately detailed)

chairs, intricate
very detailed, complicated

Isometric

chair, isometric
three-dimensional object representation via isometric projection

Japanese ink

chairs, japanese ink
delicate black ink brushstrokes, simplicity and use of negative space

Jazz age

chairs, jazz age
early 1900’s american jazz and the pursuit of social pleasures

Jewel

chairs, jewels
uses precious stones and jewels

Juxtaposition

chairs, juxtaposition
close together for comparison or contrast

Kawaii

chairs, kawaii
japanese cuteness

Kinetic

chairs, kinetic
depends on or depicts motion

Kintsugi

chairs, kintsugi
japanense art of mending broken objects with gold lacquer

Lacquer

chair, lacquer
various coatings that dry to form a film

Lacquerware

japanese art of coating an object

Latin

chairs, latin
artistic traditions that developed in Mesoamerica, Central America, and South America after contact with the Spanish and the Portuguese

Leather

chairs, leather
leathercrafting uses molding, dyeing, carving, stamping, and fabrication techniques on the skins of animals

Light

chairs, light
source of illumination or a reflection within a composition that can be any color and creates shadows

Line

chairs, line
uses long narrow marks or bands

Lithography

chairs, lithography
printmaking with oily pastels or tusche

Logo

chairs, logo
symbol used to identify an organization or product

Long shot

chair, long shot
filmmaking term used to place objects in relation to its surroundings

Low angle

chairs, low angle
cinematography term angling the camera up from a low angle

Mandala

chairs, mandala
sacred buddhist and hindu art form sybolizing the universe

Manga

chairs, manga
whimsical japanese pictures, typically for comics published in japan

Matte

chairs, matte
dull flat non-glossy color with no shine

Maximalism

chairs, maximalism
aesthetic of excess

Mecha

chair, mecha
large armored robot in manga usually controlled by a human

Metal

chairs, metal
bronze, gold, tin, lead, copper, aluminum, silver, etc

Melodrama

chairs, melodrama
exaggerated emotions, stereotypical characters, interpersonal conflicts

Metaphysical

chairs, metaphysical
transcending physical matter or nature’s laws

Mexican muralist

chairs, mexican muralist
early 1900’s mexican muralist movement with political and social messaging

Mid-century modern

chairs, mid-century modern
natural materials like wood, leather, and glass, appears lighter and less cluttered, large flat planes, open spaces, etc

Minimalism

chairs, minimalism
simple geometric forms devoid of representational content

Mixed media

chairs, mixed media
multiple artistic medias

Model

chairs, model
detailed three-dimensional representation

Modern

chairs, modern
typically monochromatic, clean lines, minimalism, natural materials and light

Monochrome

chairs, monochrome
rendered in one color

Montage

chairs, montage
assembly of images that relate to each other to create a single vision

Mood

chairs, mood
emotion, state of mind

Mosaic

chairs, mosaic
made of small pieces of colored stone, glass, ceramic, etc

Motif

chairs, motif
distinctive often recurring feature, found in tropes

Mural

chairs, mural
large painting often on a wall or ceiling

Muse

chairs, muse
guiding spirit inspiring artists

Narrative

chairs, narrative
account of an event

Nastaliq

chairs, nastaliq
calligraphy for persion, urdu, and malay manuscripts

Naturalism

chairs, naturalism
adherence to nature

Negative (photographic)

chairs, negative (photography)
reversed tones from photographic film

Neo-impressionism

chairs, neo-impressionism
more measured, less spontaneous than impressionism with more vibrant colors

Neoclassical

chairs, neoclassical
grandeur form of classical greek and roman art

Neon

chairs, neon
utilizes neon lights to create forms

Obelisk

chairs, obelisk
tall 4-sided monument tapering into a pyramid-like form

Oil Paint

chairs, oil painting
painted with pigment suspended in oil, which dries on exposure to air

Old Master

chairs, old master
distinguised european artist from 1500–1700, like Michelangelo

One-line illustration / drawing (drawing is less digital)

chairs, one-line illustration
simplistic line drawing

Op art

chairs, op art
abstract optical illusions that appear to move

Opaque

chairs, opaque
light cannot pass through

Open forms

chairs, open forms
everything points out beyond itself, looking limitless

Origami

chairs, origami
japanese paper folding art

Organic

chairs, organic
biological or organic characteristics

Painting

chairs, painting
two dimensional caputre of an idea using pigments

Palette (warm, cool, monochromatic, analogous, complementary, split complementary, triadic, square, rectangle, etc)

chairs, palette
chairs, warm palette
chairs, cool palette
examples of color palette not set, warm palette, and cool palette

Palette Knife

chair, palette knife
technique involves loading the tip of the knife in thick paint (usually some kind of vivid color) and then dabbing it onto the painting

Panel

chairs, panel
flat board

Panning

chairs, panning
pivot camera along horizontal plane

Panorama

chairs, panorama
view of surrounding area

Paper cut craft

chairs, paper cut craft
art of cutting paper

Paper quilling

chairs, paper quilling
rolled, shaped, and glued strips of paper

Paranoiac critical method

creative process for the exploration of the creative potential of dream imagery and subconscious thoughts, irrational knowledge based on a delirium of interpretation, it makes the world of delirium pass onto the plane of reality, by simulating paranoia one can systematically undermine one’s rational view of the world, which becomes continually subjected to associative transformations — interview on video

Pastel

chairs, pastel
soft delicate color shades

Patchwork

chairs, patchwork
joined pieces or patches of fabric

Pattern

chairs, pattern
compositional elements that repeat in predictable way

Persona

chairs, persona
assumed public facing role, as opposed to the inner self

Photogram

chairs, photogram
type of photographic print

Photograph

chairs, photograph
image recorded by exposing a photosensitive surface to light

Photogravure

chairs, photogravure
photo negative transferred onto a copper plate

Photojournalism

chairs, photojournalism
news story told with photographs

Photorealism

reproducing a photograph in other mediums as closely as possible

Photoshoot

chair, photoshoot
the act of planning and taking a photograph

Pigment / color

color

Pixel art

chairs, pixel art
simplistic digital art style using individual pixels as building blocks, often with no anti-aliasing, smaller blocks than 8bit or voxels typically

Pixel sorting

chairs, pixel sorting
glitchy effect which selectively orders the pixels in the rows/columns of an image

Plan

chairs, plan
diagram showing structure or organization of object(s)

Plastic

chairs, plastic
malleable moldable materials

Pliable

chairs, pliable
capable of being shaped, bent, stretched, etc

Plywood

chairs, plywood
thin layers of wood heated and glued together

Point-of-view shot

chairs, point of view shot
shows what the character is looking at

Pointillism

chairs, pointillism
image made up of small dots of color

Polaroid

chairs, polaroid
type of camera print instantly produced after each exposure

Polyethylene

chairs, polyethylene
common form of tough, light, flexible synthetic plastic commonly used in bags and other packaging

Pop art

ironic and critical mid 1900’s art based on popular culture and mass media

Porcelain

hard white translucent ceramic

Post-impressionism

chairs, post-impressionism
emotional and psychological responses to the world through bold expressive color and symbols

Postmodernism

chairs, postmodernism
anti-authoritarianism, deliberate mix of different styles

Precisionism

chairs, precisionism
abstracted forms, crisp contours, static composition

Primary color

chairs, primary color
red blue yellow green (yellow is for pigment, green is for light)

Print

chairs, print
art transferred to paper, can be used for multiple copies

Profile

chairs, profile
side view

Propaganda

chairs, propaganda
systemic widespread dissemination of ideas, doctrines, practices, etc. often used for deception or distortion

Proportion

chairs, proportion
harmonious relations of parts to others and or the whole

Prototype

chairs, prototype
preliminary model of something

Psychedelic

chairs, psychedelic
distorted surreal visuals, bright colors and full spectrums

PVC pipe

chairs, pvc pipe
created with polyvinyl chloride plastic pipes (pvc plastic is often used in clothing, upholstery, electrical cable insulation and inflatable items)

Readymade

chairs, readymade
found and declared as ‘art’ by an ‘artist’

Realism

chairs, realistic
representing something acurately

Relic

chairs, relic
object surviving from a historical or sentimental time

Renaissance

chairs, renaissance
revival of classical arts in europe in the 1500s

Rococo

chairs, rococo
elaborate ornamentation including scrolls, foliage, and animals

Romanticism

Rule of thirds

chairs, rule of thirds
layout the composition into thirds using two horizontal and vertical lines

Rural crafts

chairs, rural crafts
traditional crafts for practical use, typically in the agricultural countryside

Satire

chairs, satire
humor, irony, riducule or caricature to expose or criticize something

Scan lines

chairs, scan lines
line, or row, in a raster scanning pattern, such as a line of video on a cathode ray tube (CRT) display

Scene

chairs, scene
setting for part of a story

Scifi

highly imaginative and futuristic

Screenprint

chairs, screenprint
stencil based prints

Sculpture

3d work made of carved wood, chiseled stone, casting, welding metal, molding clay or wax, assembling materials, etc

Secondary color

color made by mixing primary colors

Selective focusing

contrasting in focus subject with blurred elements

Shade

chairs, shade
a color plus black

Shape (spiral, zizag, circle, triangle, curve, diagonal)

Silhouette

chairs, silhouette
dark shape and outline

Site-specific

chairs, site-specific
art designed for a specific location

Sketch

chairs, sketch
loosely defined compositional elements

Sparkle

chairs, sparkle
flashes of light

Special effect

chairs, special effects
visual tricks or illusions to simulate imagined events

Splatter

chairs, splatter
splattered paint is spontaneous, improvisational

Stain

chairs, stain
spilled liquid

Stained glass

chairs, stained glass
colored glass creates colored light

Steel

silvery look similar to aluminum and chrome but more industrial and not as shiny

Stencil

chairs, stencil
used to reproduce images by applying pigment to a surface with holes cut out

Sticker

chair, sticker
die cut sticker effect

Still life

chairs, still life
inanimate objects, like a bowl of fruit

Stone

chairs, stone
made of hard solid nonmetallic minerals

Street art

chairs, street art
but usually public facing, similar to graffiti but done with permission without incorporating lettering

Street photography

chairs, street photography
candid moments in public places

Strobe

fast bursts of light, may be used to illuminate moving subjects

Style / type

chairs, style
distinctive manner of expression, this post is filled with examples of styles

Stylized

chairs, stylized
conform to highly artistic style

Subconscious (in technical use, Unconscious)

chairs, subconscious
mind not subject to perception or control, but still affect conscious thoughts and actions

Subject matter

chairs, subject matter
the focus of the work

Sublime

chairs, sublime
awe-inspiring, greatness beyond measure

Subsurface Scattering

chair, subsurface scattering
light penetrates the objects surface and reflect inside before exiting

Suprematism

colored floating geometric shapes

Superrealism

chairs, superrealism
reproducing a photograph in other mediums with a little bit of surrealism

Surreal / surrealism / unreal

chairs, surreal surrealism
unconsciousness expressed consciously

Symbol / symbolism

ideas expressed with marks

Synthetic

chairs, synthetic
materials produced by chemical synthesis instead of naturally occurring, ex: plastics

Tarot

chair, tarot
from trionfri, 15th century european 15th-century Italian playing cards with allegorical content featuring the personification of a place or abstraction

Tactile

chairs, tactile
touchable

Tattoo

chairs, tattoo
inked body skini

Technique

chairs, technique
method employed to produce an artifact, prompt should be paired with appropriate techniques (examples in wood carving would be: chip carving, relief carving, chainsaw carving, whittling, etc)

Techno

chairs, techno
futuristic, lights, electronic

Tempera

chair, tempera
long lasting type of paint made with pigments in a water-soluble binding medium like egg yolk

Tension

chairs, tension
strained, stretched

Texture

chairs, texture
feeling or appearance of a surface or substance, examples include rough, smooth, sharp, bumpy, etc

The New Art

chairs, the new art
modern version of art nouveau emphasizing unity and intense sensory stimuli of the modern city

Tilt shift

chairs, tilt shift
photography lens with shifted optics alters perspective to give a miniature effect

Tint

chairs, tint
color plus white, increases lightness

Tone

chairs, tone
grey added to color to darken the hue

Translucent

chairs, translucent
light passes through

Triptych

chairs, triptych
composed on three sections or panels

Trippy

chairs, trippy
op art and psychedelic art united

Trope

chairs, trope
figurative or metaphorical use of a word or expression, similar recurring theme similar to motif

Typeface / typography

chairs, typeface, typography
design of lettering

Ukiyo-e

chairs, ukiyo-e
japanese woodblock and painting techniques from 17–19th century

Unreal engine / unreal engine 5 / octanerender / octane render / octane

similar to render but more scenery, lighting, and effects

Value

chairs, value
lightness or darkness of a color / hue

Vantage point

chairs, vantage point
enables interesting perspectives within the landscape

Vaudeville

chairs, vaudeville
pre-radio and film live shows and comedic entertainment

Vector

chairs, vector
non-rasterized computer graphics from geometric shapes defined on a cartesian plane, such as points, lines, curves and polygons

Vibrant

chairs, vibrant
high-chroma, intensely saturated colors

Viewpoint

chairs, viewpoint
composed as if being observed, often with vignetting

Vignette

chairs, vignette
darkening of the edges to frame the work

Virtuosity

chairs, virtuosity
captivating personal style and skill

Viscosity

chairs, viscosity
thickness of a liquid

Voxel

chairs, voxel
value in 3d space, similar to a pixel in 2d space, similar to 8bit but less video game themed

Watercolor

chairs, watercolor
painting medium with a luminous transparency

Wax-print cotton

chairs, wax-print cotton
printed fabric

Weld / welded

chairs, weld
joined metal

White

chairs, white
lightest color with no hue, opposite of black

Wide shot

chairs, wide shot
typically shows the entire subject, intended to place them in their surroundings

Woodcut

chairs, woodcut
prints from carved wood done by hand

Works Progress Administration / WPA

chairs, works progress administration, wpa
mid 1900’s unemployment relief that included artists during american great depression

Zero Group

chairs, zero group
mid 1900 german avante garde movement

Ziggurat

chairs, ziggurat
terraced pyramid

Zoetrope

chairs, zoetrope
spinning device that creates the illusion of motion by displaying a sequence of static images in rapid succession

Zoom shot

chairs, zoom shot
closer to the subject

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