Midjourney has just released a new version of their AI Generation Model just last week and prior to its release I shared a preview of upcoming Midjourney v5 earlier in the blog. So I asked a few fellow AI artists to share their prompt and

We invite 5 artists to compare Midjourney AI versions 1 through 5 using their favourite prompt to show you the evolution of AI Art creation over just over 12 months. The results are absolutely mind boggling to see where this technology started and where we are now.

The five artists are myself, Alex Kess, Cyberverse, BurningCrypto.eth and Jabberwakki. Follow these guys on their twitter account, support them by buying their NFTs. Come say hello to us on our Discord.

Comparison by Cyberverse

Prompt 1 – Speed of Light

life at the speed of light soledar Impressionism oil

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Prompt 2 – Cybernetic Organism

a cybernetic organism evolving, sentient life, in the style of H. R. Giger and Belinski, from the mind of Jabberwakki

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Comparison by Alex Kess

Prompt 1 – Mechwarrior

a giant female mechwarrior Cyborg Shaman, bionic android, Killer Robot standing in the middle of a destroyed apocalyptic future version of Sydney – Iridescent, metallic glow, ethereal light – detailed, fine detail, zbrush, highly detailed, digital illustration, 9k, 4k, 8k, volumetric lightning, god rays, ultrafine detail, cgsociety, by Alex Grey – 8k Octane Render 

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Prompt 2 – Pyramids

An iridescent dimorphic pyramid on an alien exoplanet, covered with worms, snakes, roots, wires, standing in a desolate toxic wasteland, 8K Octane 3D Blender Render, Unreal Engine, creepy, nightmare, dream-like heavy atmosphere, surreal abandoned buildings, beautiful detailed intricate insanely detailed octane render trending on Artstation, 8K artistic photography, photorealistic

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Prompt 3 – Priestess

a shaman Priestess who has a special connection to light and color, using their abilities to bring brilliance and life to the virtual world. The image could show the shaman surrounded by a kaleidoscope of light and color, with their hands raised in a powerful gesture, creating a beautiful and mesmerizing display of light. – Hyper-realistic Photograph

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Prompt 4 – Sloth

A hyper-realistic super detailed portrait photograph of a furry colorful psychedelic alien-sloth

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Prompt 5 – Astronaut

Super realistic render of An Astronaut Spraying Graffiti on the dark side of the moon – Hyper-realism, Extreme Detail, 8K Octane Render

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Comparison by BurningCrypto.eth

Prompt 1 – Fantasy Goblin

fantasy goblin made from cannabis and colorful butterflies

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Comparison by Jabberwakki 

Prompt 1 – Luxury Pool

A luxury pool side patio in the art style of Rick and Morty

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Comparison by Harmeet

Prompt 1 – Factory

Matte painting of the skull factory at dusk, artstation, unreal engine

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Prompt 2 – Gas station

A desolate Gas station on Mars by Zdzisław Beksiński, matte painting, hyperdetailed, trending on artstation

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Summary

My opinion from reviewing all the submissions and my experience using Midjourney, is that version 5 (–v 5) is becoming more photo realistic and often times I prefer the version 4 (–v 4) as it remains more artistic and illustrative to my liking. I did a comparison on the various models back when version 4 came out in this blog post you can check that out as well.

However the rate of progression in this field is incredible and I can’t wait to see what the future brings.

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