DALL·E 2 – OpenAI

How to Use DALL E 2

Polaroid of Godzilla attacking Tokyo
DALL E 2: A Polaroid of Godzilla attacking Tokyo

To keep this list as dense as possible I am not posting many pictures or photos in the post. Mostly lists of prompts to serve as inspiration.

DALL E 2 Prompts

DALL E 2 Beginner General Effects

  • Digital Art
  • Detailed
  • Hyperdetailed
  • 3d Render
  • Photorealistic
  • High Resolution
  • Shaded colored line art
  • Oil Painting
  • Colored manga art
  • Adding, photo, after anything makes the images never generate unrealistic objects
  • “painted by…” is more effective than writing: “painting by…”
  • “in the style of” triggers fan-art. But “painting by” or “original by” creates the style-convincing imitation
  • The camera point of view : top/bottom view, ground level…
  • The framing of the subject : full length, bust shot, close up I use also “profile pose” sometimes and the classic “high detail”
  • Adding “ subtle smoke” gives usually a good vibe to the portrait
  • “Bokeh” is for a blurry background

Art Styles

  • Alternative
  • Indie
  • Superflat
  • Surrealism
  • Realism
  • Rococo
  • Contemporary Art
  • Impressionism
  • Pop Art
  • Neo-Pop Art
  • Comics Illustration
  • Neo-Noir Comics
  • Fantasy Illustration
  • Pixel Art
  • Vector Art

ABC doing XYZ by/in the style of ” ____”, painted by, or original by…

  • Adolph Menzel (Realist painter focusing on historical subjects)
  • Arthur Rackham (Book illustrator who’s work is noted for its robust pen and ink drawings, which were combined with the use of watercolour)
  • Caspar David Friedrich (Romantic landscape painter)
  • Edmund Blair Leighton (Pre-Raphaelite painter specialising in Regency and medieval subjects)
  • Simon Stålenhag (Sci-Fi digital artist specializing in 1990s retro-futuristic art focused on nostalgic Swedish countryside alternate history environments and giant robots)
  • William-Adolphe Bouguereau (Academic/Realist painter focusing on the female human body in classical themes)
  • John William Waterhouse (Academic/Pre-Raphaelite painter focusing on women from ancient Greek mythology and Arthurian legend)
  • Albrecht Dürer (Renaissance painter and woodcut printmaker)
  • Frank Frazetta (Fantasy and science fiction artist and illustrator, noted for comic books, paperback book covers, paintings, posters, LP record album covers, and other media)
  • Jack Kirby (Comic book artist)
  • Mœbius (Cartoon artist, same artist as “Jean Giraud”)
  • Jean Giraud (Cartoon artist, same artist as “Mœbius”)
  • Charlie Bowater (Digital artist and illustrator of book covers)
  • Albert Bierstadt (Realist landscape painter)
  • Charlie Bowater (Digital artist and illustrator of book covers)
  • Albert Bierstadt (Realist landscape painter)
  • Ivan Shishkin (Realist landscape painter)
  • Hayao Miyazaki (Manga and anime artist)
  • Thomas Cole (Realist landscape painter)
  • J. C. Leyendecker (Illustrator best known for his poster, book and advertising illustrations)
  • N. C. Wyeth (Realist painter and illustrator)
  • Chris Bachalo (Comic book artist)
  • John Lavery (Painter)
  • Shintaro Kago (Manga artist)
  • Johann Karl Bähr (Painter)
  • John Buscema (Comic book artist)
  • John Singer Sargent (Portrait painter)
  • Käthe Kollwitz (Expressionist painter)
  • Otto Dix (Expressionist painter)
  • Anton von Werner (German realist)


  • Banksy (street art, public installations)
  • Andy Warhol (pop art)
  • Takashi Murakami (superflat, anime-inspired)
  • Tim Burton (gothic, dark, and quirky)
  • Norman Rockwell (Americana)
  • William-Adolphe Bouguereau (Neoclassical)
  • Jack Kirby (superhero comics)
  • Frank Frazetta (fantasy and science fiction illustrations)
  • Keith Haring (street art)
  • Alan Moore (comics)
  • Frank Miller (comics)
  • Salvador Dali (Surrealism)
  • Vincent van Gogh (post-Impressionism)
  • Zaha Hadid (Deconstructivism)
  • Jean-Honoré Fragonard (Rococo)
  • Marjane Satrapi (graphic novels)
  • Arthur Rachkam (comics)
  • Günther Ücker (performance art)
  • Carl Spitzweg (Romanticism)
  • Gil Elvgren (pin-up art)
  • Michael Sowa (illustration and animation)
  • Roy Lichtenstein (pop art)
  • Shigenori Soejima (Japanese Video Game Artist)
  • Yoshitaka Amano (Japanese Visual Artist)

Digital / 3D Artists

  • Hal Lasko
  • Erik Johansson
  • Sara Ludy
  • Aiste Stancikait
  • Jason Naylor
  • Nik Ainley
  • Sean Charmatz
  • Alberto Seveso
  • Stephen Mcmennamy
  • David McLeod

Art and Illustration Styles

  • Abstract Art
  • Nouveau
  • Contemporary
  • Cultural
  • Cyberpunk
  • Expressionist
  • Fantasy
  • Fine Art
  • Folk Art
  • Graphic
  • Historical
  • Horror
  • Humorous
  • Illustration
  • Magical Realism
  • Manga Art
  • Modern
  • Mythological
  • Naturalistic
  • Painterly
  • Political
  • Portraiture
  • Realistic
  • Renaissance painting
  • Romantic
  • Sci-Fi
  • Surreal
  • Symbolic
  • Traditional
  • Vintage
  • Western

Camera Styles

  • Aerial
  • Portrait
  • Lens type (24mm, 35mm 50mm, 80mm, 135mm, 200mm)
  • Shutter speed (1/50 sec, 1/250 sec, etc)
  • Depth of Field (f/1.4, f/1.8, f/2, f8, etc)
  • EXAMPLE A photo of a golden retriever taken with a Canon 5Dmk3, 50mm lens, f/1.4
  • Bokeh (to get a blurry background)
  • pinhole-photograph (grainy vintage pinhole-photograph of Godzilla)


  • Foreground
  • Background
  • Extreme close up
  • Profile pose
  • Close up
  • Medium Shot
  • Medium Full Shot
  • Full Shot
  • Long Shot
  • Extreme Long Shot


  • Ambient lighting
  • Chiaroscuro
  • Cinematic Lighting
  • Foggy
  • Golden Hour
  • Holographic
  • Liminal
  • Luminescent light
  • Studio Lighting
  • Single light source
  • Transparent

Digital Art Styles

  • Isometric
  • Pixel Art
  • Anime
  • Digital Art
  • Steam Punk
  • Cyber Punk
  • Ukiyo-E Art
  • Deco Art
  • Vector Art
  • Low Poly Art
  • Glitch Art
  • Bauhaus Art
  • Clay Art
  • Modern Art
  • Coloring Book
  • Line Art
  • Ball Point Pen Art
  • Pencil Art
  • Graffiti Art
  • Cartoon Art
  • Stock Art
  • 3D Art
  • Synthwave Art
  • Children’s Drawing
  • Watercolor Art
  • Psychedelic Art
  • Infographics
  • Chibi
  • Emoji
  • Digital Wireframe

Camera/Picture/Movie Styles

  • Vintage Photo
  • GoPro Camera
  • GoPro Photo
  • Thermal Photo
  • X-Ray Photo
  • Fish Eye Lens
  • Disposable Camera
  • Contact Sheets
  • Flash, Harsh Flash, Overexposed
  • Polaroid
  • Macro Photography
  • Double Exposure
  • Long exposure or Slow Shutter speed
  • Disposable Camera
  • Lomography for light leaks and vivid colors
  • Drone Photography
  • Kodachrome Film
  • Telephoto Photography
  • DAGUERROTYPE – the OG photographic medium of the late 1800s.
  • Surveillance: Try words like trailcam, dashcam, CCTV, security footage

Painting Styles

  • Abstract
  • Acrylic
  • Charcoal
  • Colored Pencil
  • Comic
  • Digital
  • Drybrush
  • Etching
  • Fresco
  • Gouache
  • Ink
  • Lithography
  • Marker
  • Oil
  • Pastel
  • Pen and ink
  • Pointillism
  • Renaissance
  • Sumi-e
  • Surrealism
  • Watercolor

DALLE 2: Godzilla riding a bicycle, illustration by Michael Sowa

Other Styles

  • Abbozzo sketch (a preliminary or rough sketch for a painting)
  • Anaglyphic 3D (Think the red and blue glasses to see 3d)
  • “ligne claire” style by Mœbius”
  • “Old paper texture”
  • Impresa”; a type of personal insignia popular amongst both tradespeople and nobility in 16th century Italy
  • One line drawing

Other Fun

  • Stacked Characters (think movie poster of characters) Input keywords: “stacked characters” + e.g. “painted art,” “illustrated textless movie poster”, “comic cover art”
  • A detailed image of (blank), created by using Fourier series
  • Artist Style Cheat Sheet
  • Knolling (Organizing items in neat parallel lines) Photo of a knolling of a camping dude
  • wikihow how-to-illustration instructional guide for a DIY…
  • One tip for getting extremely high “resolution” images is to include an expensive camera lens. (A portrait of a dog, Canon 135mm f/1.8
  • Another variation of the camera lens trick is you can specify a specific phone, for example an iPhone 11 pro
  • Polaroid of _____
  • Add, double-exposure prism rainbow
  • AUTOCHROME – a very early colour film format that makes certain colours pop OFF.
  • FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY. Ask for this and terms like ‘editorial’, ‘magazine’, and outfit/setting prompts, to generate amazing get-ups fit for fashion week.
  • Retro scifi [insert device description]
  • Experiment with Photograph versus Adventure Photograph
  • Adding the term “masterwork” yields good results with art related prompts
  • Add “photoshop” key word for unrealistic photographs
  • In the foreground: list___, in the background: list___; style qualifiers (year)
  • adding “professional” in front of “digital art” seems to massively improve image quality
  • “line art” is always black and white, unless you add “colored” in front of it, which will color it
  • “3D” art is an actual 3D render, not 2D art drawn in a 3D style
  • “comic book art” is similar in style to “colored fully shaded line art”, just a bit different
  • Book cover art
  • Octane Render

Dall E 2 Prompts

  • A Polaroid of Godzilla attacking Tokyo
  • Godzilla riding a bicycle, illustration by Michael Sowa
  • Godzilla and King Kong both eating ice cream from McDonalds, illustration by Banksy
  • Fantasy botanical illustration knolling
  • Cave art of Godzilla
  • In the foreground, a godzilla attacks Tokyo, ; in the background, King Kong is climbing the Tokyo Tower while planes fly overhead. 1955
  • Realistic detailed professional shaded colored line art of Godzilla attacking Tokyo

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Blue Mountain Antique Gas Engine and Tractor Show

Blue Mountain Antique Gas Engine and Tractor Show

The Blue Mountain Antique Gas Engine and Tractor Show (also more affectionately known as the “Jacktown Engine Show” is an excellent annual event for anyone interested in antique engine machinery and our industrial history. The event is held in Bangor, Pennsylvania and offers a wide variety of antique engines and tractors on display. There’s something about hit-and-miss engines that just feels nostalgic. Maybe it’s the way they putt-putt along, or the fact that they’re usually found on old farm equipment. Either way, these antique engines are fascinating pieces of history.

The Blue Mountain Antique Gas Engine and Tractor Show
Jacktown Engine Show
The Blue Mountain Antique Gas Engine and Tractor Show
Jacktown Engine Show
Jacktown Engine Show
Jacktown Engine Show

Jacktown Engine Show Flea Market

There is also a very impressive flea market at the back of the jacktown engine show with a variety of antique and vintage items. Most of the flea market is focused on machinist tools, Americana antiques, and an eclectic assortment of hardware. This year I was casually scanning for another behemoth vise to refurbish but was unable to find one that caught my eye. I picked up a a few hand tools including a very nice machinists file, a demagnetizer, and some deep discounted zip ties for my garage shop.

Tractor Pull

My children and I enjoyed watching the tractor pull contest.

Jacktown Tractor Pull Contest

Prusa Delta-P Fan Duct

Prusa Delta-P Fan Duct