Making Midjourney Monsters

Since I was a teenager I’ve been fascinated by the artwork of H.R. Giger, the Swiss artist who, among many other works, designed the creature (later dubbed “xenomorph”) in the 1979 film Alien.

Giger’s unique style featured biomechanical creatures in nightmarish environments.

I recently tried out Midjourney, a new tool for creating beautiful (and as we shall soon see, sometimes ugly) images generated in a few seconds.

I tried using the following prompt to create some AI-generated pictures based on Giger’s unique style. For the following pictures I used this prompt:

an HR giger xenomorph monster with sharp teeth looking directly at you, alien covenant, making eye contact, Annie Leibovitz style photography, full HD

The images below are all based on this prompt, and I hope you find them as unsettling but fascinating as I do!

"an HR giger xenomorph monster with sharp teeth looking directly at you, alien covenant, making eye contact, Annie Leibovitz style photography, full HD" midjourney monster
midjourney monster "an HR giger xenomorph monster with sharp teeth looking directly at you, alien covenant, making eye contact, Annie Leibovitz style photography, full HD" created using midjourney AI artificial intelligence software online midjourney monsters
"an HR giger xenomorph midjourney monster with sharp teeth looking directly at you, alien covenant, making eye contact, Annie Leibovitz style photography, full HD" created using midjourney AI artificial intelligence software online midjourney monsters
a creature inspired by the designs of hr giger created by midjourney
a creature inspired by the designs of hr giger created by midjourney midjourney monsters
"an HR giger xenomorph monster with sharp teeth looking directly at you, alien covenant, making eye contact, Annie Leibovitz style photography, full HD" created using midjourney AI artificial intelligence software online
"an HR giger xenomorph monster with sharp teeth looking directly at you, alien covenant, making eye contact, Annie Leibovitz style photography, full HD" created using midjourney AI artificial intelligence software online
"an HR giger xenomorph monster with sharp teeth looking directly at you, alien covenant, making eye contact, Annie Leibovitz style photography, full HD" created using midjourney AI artificial intelligence software online
"an HR giger xenomorph monster with sharp teeth looking directly at you, alien covenant, making eye contact, Annie Leibovitz style photography, full HD" created using midjourney AI artificial intelligence software online
"an HR giger xenomorph monster with sharp teeth looking directly at you, alien covenant, making eye contact, Annie Leibovitz style photography, full HD" created using midjourney AI artificial intelligence software online created with mid journey
a monstrous creature created using midjourney
a hideous creature created using midjourney
a human alien hybrid creature created using midjourney

Below are all the initial images created by Midjourney, before being upscaled.

"an HR giger xenomorph monster with sharp teeth looking directly at you, alien covenant, making eye contact, Annie Leibovitz style photography, full HD" created using midjourney AI artificial intelligence software online

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