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NOVEMBER 26
FEATURED ARTIST

BRIAN JUNGEN
OUR DAYS
CANADA

Anton Corbijn photography
Canadian sculptor and installation artist Brian Jungen was born in 1970 in British Columbia. Between 1998 and 2005, Brian, known for his ability to disassemble and reassemble objects, produced the now-famous project Prototypes for New Understanding—a series of sculptures assembled from Nike Air Jordan sneakers parts to resemble Northwest Coast Indigenous masks.
Let's see how different versions of Midjourney recognize Brian Jungen's name in V3 and V4:
by Brian Jungen --v 3
by Brian Jungen --v 4
A stark difference! And that's how other versions react:
by Brian Jungen --test
by Brian Jungen --test --creative
by Brian Jungen --testp
by Brian Jungen --testp --creative
What a beautiful results from --test --creative!

Midjourney primarily knows Jungen for his intricate masks, making his style a perfect choice if you are working on mask designs.
haute couture headpiece by Brian Jungen --v 4
Korean folk theatre mask by Brian Jungen --v 4
steampunk helmet mask by Brian Jungen --v 4
mechanical headpiece by Brian Jungen --test --creative
ancient ritualistic mask by Brian Jungen --v 4
mechanical headpiece by Brian Jungen --test
And other subjects react great to Jungen's style, too.
Goddess Of Wildlife and Nature by Brian Jungen --v 4
fashion goggles by Brian Jungen --v 4
intricate cat by Brian Jungen --v 4
Brian Jungen's artistic style in Midjourney AI V4
God Of Night by Brian Jungen --v 4
LIBRARY UPDATES

33 NEW ARTISTS

Bruce Munro, English/Australian artist known for large immersive site-specific installations
Dan Colen, American artist, creating painted sculptures, and installations, embracing humor, graffiti, and unconventional materials
Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss), American children author and cartoonist
Erik Madigan Heck, American artist and photographer, founding editor of Nomenus Quarterly, art and fashion publication
Felice Casorati, Iltaian painter, sculptor, and printmaker
Francesco Francavilla, Italian comic book artist known for pulp-inspired comic covers
Garry Trudeau, American cartoonist, creator of the Doonesbury comic strip
Gary Bunt, British painter of English suburbs and countryside
Geof Kern, American fashion and advertisement photographer
Gucci, Italian high-end luxury fashion house
Leonid Afremov, Russian/Israeli modern impressionistic artist, working mainly with a palette knife and oils
Mamoru Oshii, Japanese filmmaker, director and writer, famous for philosophy-oriented storytelling
Martin Rak, fine art landscape photographer from Prague
Michael Wesely, German art photographer, best known for photos of cities, buildings, and landscapes taken with an ultra-long exposure technique
Mike Mayhew, American comic-book artist, working for Star Wars comics
Moshe Safdie, Israeli-Canadian-American architect, urban planner, educator, and author
Nell Dorr, American photographer, experimented with photogram, macrophotography, negative retouching, toning, and alternative printing processes
Nicholas Hughes, British landscape photographer, working in abstract mode
Oleg Shuplyak, Ukrainian painter, creating optical illusion portraits of famous personalities
Pat Steir, American abstract painter and printmaker
Patrick Demarchelier, legendary French fashion photographer
Paul Cadmus, American artist, creating egg tempera paintings of gritty social interactions in urban settings
Raymond Leech, British impressionist painter
Regina Valluzzi, American abstract painter, who is also a physical scientist
Sam Guay, American painter, inspired by nature, tarot, folklore, and witchcraft
Samuel Peploe, Scottish Post-Impressionist painter, noted for his still life works
Vanessa Bell, English painter and interior designer, the sister of Virginia Woolf
Veronika Pinke, German nature and landscape photo-artist
Vittorio Matteo Corcos, Italian portrait painter
Walter Launt Palmer, American impressionist painter
William Morris, British textile designer, poet, artist, novelist, painter, and social activist
William Wegman, American artist, known for creating compositions involving dogs in various costumes and poses
William Wray, American cartoonist, animator and landscape painter
* All samples are shown in V4. V3 references are available in the relevant library sections.
FEATURED TECHNIQUE

BLUEPRINT

Midjourney AI style reference sample: blueprint
blueprint --ar 3:1 --v 3
From Wikipedia: "A blueprint is a reproduction of a technical drawing or engineering drawing using a contact print process on light-sensitive sheets. Introduced by Sir John Herschel in 1842, the process allowed rapid and accurate production of an unlimited number of copies."

Here is how different Midjourney versions see Blueprint:
blueprint --v 3
blueprint --v 4
blueprint --test
blueprint --test --creative
blueprint --testp
blueprint --testp --creative
Midjourney understands blueprint in a broader sense: schematics, plan, technical drawing. Look at those "blueprints" of Kowloon Walled City in V3 and V4:
[ORIGINAL UPSCALE]
blueprint of Kowloon walled city --v 3
[REMASTER]
blueprint of Kowloon walled city --test --creative
blueprint of Kowloon walled city --v 4
Almost anything can become a blueprint.
blueprint of flying fortress --v 4
blueprint of arcology administrative building --v 4
blueprint of futurisic plasma fusion gun --v 4
full scan of 1900s blueprint of a doomsday device --v 4
blueprint of Universe --v 4
blueprint of Mona Lisa --v 4
Can it do Image Prompts? Well, yes and no. I couldn't turn a photorealistic portrait of Francis into a blueprint. However, when I edited it into a black-and-white duotone contrasty picture, MJ returned some really cool results!
[ORIGINAL PHOTO]
Francis D.
as blueprint --v 4
[EDITED PHOTO]
as blueprint --v 4
I then tried turning Francis' portrait into a drawing with the most primitive Photoshop filters. I also noticed that if you specify what the blueprint is of, MJ will generate fewer random objects (houses, floor plans, etc.).
[EDITED PHOTO]
as blueprint of a person --v 4
as blueprint of a person --v 4
Expectedly, when I fed MJ a drawing, it responded pretty well!
[ORIGINAL DRAWING]
Portrait of Paul Victor Grandhomme by Raphael Collin
as blueprint of a person --v 4
as blueprint of a person --v 4
as blueprint of a person --v 4
Don't stop there!
Midjourney AI style reference sample: chemigram
futuristic gridded bluerprint of mechanical space beast with marks, measurements, marginalia and notes --ar 3:2 --v 4
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