Stable Diffusion Prompt for Generating a Whole Body Image

Generating a high-quality whole body image using Stable Diffusion requires careful crafting of the prompt. The prompt needs to provide enough context and details for the AI to render a full-length portrait while avoiding common issues like awkward crops or distortions.

This article will provide prompt structure recommendations, important elements to include, and examples of effective whole body prompts. With the right approach, Stable Diffusion can produce stunning full-body portraits comparable to professional photography.

Prompt Structure

An effective whole body prompt generally follows this overall structure:

  • Subject descriptor
  • Full body qualifier
  • Pose/action qualifier
  • Camera framing
  • Fine details
  • Style/medium qualifiers

Here is a breakdown of each element:

Subject Descriptor

Clearly identify the main subject with adjectives and specifics. For example:

  • A tall, slender woman
  • An elderly farmer
  • A fierce knight in armor

Full Body Qualifier

Use a descriptor that conveys the full body form such as “full-length portrait”, “head-to-toe”, “whole body”, or “full figure”.

Pose/Action Qualifier

Add a pose or action to give a sense of movement and prevent a rigid standing pose:

  • Striding purposefully
  • Leaning against a wall
  • Examining a flower

Camera Framing

Specify the camera perspective to frame the entire body:

  • Shot from thigh level
  • Full body centered in frame
  • Wide landscape format

Fine Details

Provide additional details about the subject’s attire, expression, and environment for added realism.

Style/Medium Qualifiers

Indicate desired artistic style and medium such as “oil painting”, “digitally painted”, “intricate digital illustration”, etc.

Elements to Include

In addition to the base prompt structure, include elements like the ones below for best results:

Aspect Ratio

The aspect ratio impacts the camera perspective and composition. A widescreen ratio like 16:9 or 21:9 works well for whole body framing.

Example: --ar 16:9

Number of Subjects

If generating an image with multiple subjects, specify the exact number to prevent awkward cropping.

Example: A group of three young women, whole body...

Background Details

Add some environment details so the background complements the main subject. This prevents a sparse or disconnected background.

Example: ...standing in a lush garden with stone walls and ivy


Define a lighting style that flatters the entire body shape rather than just the face. Side lighting often works best.

Example: Dramatic side lighting accentuates her form


Suggest realistic body proportions to avoid distortions.

Example: With natural proportions, perfectly balanced features

Example Prompts

Here are some full prompt examples for generating whole body portraits:

Realistic Digital Painting

A tall, dark-haired woman standing contrapposto in a long red ballgown, looking straight ahead, whole body centered in frame, realistic proportions --ar 16:9 --test --creative --upbeta

Dramatic Lighting

An elderly Latino farmer in jeans, boots and straw hat, whole body portrait, leaning forward while examining a tomato plant, soft golden hour lighting from the side, detailed realistic painting

Fantasy Character

An elf ranger drawing a bow, long golden hair, whole body centered in frame, intricate fantasy digital illustration, highly detailed intricate background of lush magical forest --ar 21:9 --creative


Crafting the right Stable Diffusion prompt is key to quality full-body image generation. Focus on structure, essential elements, and details to produce professional portraits showcasing the entire body. Experiment with poses, lighting and angles for dramatic results. Refer to the examples and recommendations in this guide as a starting point for your own prompt engineering.

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