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Caps With Splashes
With today’s Midjourney prompt we are going to create paintings of people with caps.
Headwear in Art
Headwear has been an important symbolic and practical element in art throughout history.
In ancient Egyptian art, pharaohs were often depicted wearing nemes headdresses to signify their royal status. These cloth headdresses had stripes of lace hanging down behind the ears and in the back. Another common Egyptian headdress was the khat, a type of cloth head cloth worn by nobility.
Medieval European art frequently shows subjects wearing elaborate and symbolic hats or helmets. Pointed hats were popular for wizards and witches, while knights wore metal helmets. Wealthy women often wore tall conical hats called hennins that signaled their status.
Some of the most iconic headwear in Western art comes from Renaissance portraits. Wealthy men and women wore berets and other caps studded with jewels and feathers. The turban also emerged as an exotic symbol of faraway lands.
In 19th century Impressionist works, women are often depicted in stylish hats trimmed with flowers and ribbons. These are practical accessories but also serve as status symbols. The wide brimmed straw hat was particularly popular for wearing during outdoor activities like boating or gardening.
Artists have continued using distinctive headwear to make statements and showcase cultural identity. Frida Kahlo wore flowers and ribbons in her hair to connect to her Mexican heritage. Urban artists like Basquiat depicted graffiti artists in baseball caps and hip hop culture. Headwear in art remains a potent symbol of personality, social standing, and cultural affiliation.
Here’s a sample of today’s Midjourney prompt…
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So here’s the prompt I used:
an illustration of a [SUBJECT] wearing a cap with paint splashes, in the style of macabre illustrations, [PALETTE], decay and decayed
/settings: Version 5.2 and Stylize Med.
So for the example images, all use a palette of dark orange and light aquamarine, and the subject was:
As always, make the prompt your own and try playing with the subjects.
My favourites from today: fairy, donkey
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