Stable Diffusion Prompt Wildcard

Stable Diffusion is a powerful AI system that generates images from text prompts. Prompts are the instructions that guide the AI to create a specific image. Crafting effective prompts is key to producing high-quality AI art with Stable Diffusion.

This article provides an overview of Stable Diffusion prompts, including formatting guidelines, essential components, and examples across various categories.

What Makes a Good Prompt?

An effective Stable Diffusion prompt clearly describes the desired image in concrete detail. Key elements include:

  • Subject: The main focus of the image. For example, “a painting of a girl”.
  • Style: The artistic style. Such as “oil painting”, “pencil sketch”, or “Pixar animation”.
  • Details: Descriptors of the subject like “smiling”, “wearing a blue dress”, “standing in a field of flowers”. More details typically yield better results.
  • Composition: Spatial relationships between elements, like “a large moon in the top right corner”.
  • Quality: Request high resolution, sharp focus, good lighting. For example, “8k resolution, extremely detailed, vibrant colors”.

Prompt Formatting

Follow these formatting guidelines when writing Stable Diffusion prompts:

  • Capitalize proper nouns like artists’ names or brands.
  • Separate clauses with commas.
  • Use present tense “is” instead of “are” for the subject.
  • Put descriptors in logical order around the subject. Style first, then details.

Stable Diffusion Prompt Examples

Here are some examples of effective prompts across different categories:


A photographic portrait of a beautiful young woman with long blonde hair, bright green eyes, radiant skin, wearing a red sweater, soft lighting


An idyllic European village nestled in a green valley surrounded by snow capped mountains, oil painting by Thomas Kinkade 

Still Life

A tabletop scene of various tropical fruits including pineapples, mangos, bananas, lit from the side, highly detailed oil painting


A futuristic vibrant fluid acrylic painting of blue and purple swirls merging into a sphere, by Android Jones

Advanced Prompting Techniques

You can further refine your prompts using these advanced techniques:

Style Transfer

Mimic a particular artist’s style:

Portrait of a wizard casting a spell, trending on artstation, by Greg Rutkowski and Alphonse Mucha

Negative Prompts

Add phrases that describe what you DON’T want:

A beach sunset scene, no people, not blurry, not overexposed

Aspect Ratio

Fix the width/height ratio:

A cute baby sloth hanging from a tree, 1:1 square crop

Prompt Resources

Here are some useful websites with Stable Diffusion prompts:

I hope this overview gives you a solid foundation for crafting effective Stable Diffusion prompts and creating incredible AI art! Let me know if you have any other questions.