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10 NovelAI Prompts to Generate 10 Amazing Anime Art Styles

Dec 2, 2022

The generative AI platform has been around for a while and is growing in popularity. One of the top notch AI platform to generate anime style art is NovelAI. However, with so many various anime art styles that the AI can produce, choosing prompts and tags to use for generating your images might be a bit challenging.

No worries, I've compiled a list of wonderful prompts and keywords to help you create amazing anime art in a variety of styles.

In this blog post, I'll share my top 10 NovelAI prompts tags and settings for creating 10 outstanding anime art styles.

What's NovelAI?

Novel AI is a text-to-image platform that provides AI-based service to generate images using Stable Diffusion (SD). The algorithms will generate images on user input by employing artificial intelligence to create art from data sets. You can just simply provide a text prompt stating the artwork you want and let the AI generate an image from it.

NovelAI is also the market’s most powerful AI for generating anime-style images. Initially, Novel AI simply had an AI function to assist you with novel writing, but they have just introduced their image generating.

NovelAI is involved in so many controversies because they use unconsented artwork to train their AI model. I do not recommend using NovelAI to create commissioned artwork. It is, however, legal to utilize the produced images for drawing reference. Please use the AI cautiously and at your own risk.

What is AI prompt?

An AI prompt is a word or phrase that you create and feed into the generative AI, which subsequently creates the pictures you desire. They can be sentences or emoticons. AI prompts can be utilized on a variety of AI platforms. Each AI platform, however, has its own own prompt designing methodology.

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The prompts I'm going to share with you are the ones I tried in NovelAI, but they won't work the same way on other AI platforms like Midjourney, DALL-E 2, and so on.

Where can I try my prompts on NovelAI?

To use Novel AI, you must register to their platform on this website and pay at least 10 USD each month. They don't have a trial version for the AI image generator yet. Actually, there are also various subscription payment plans available and you may read more about the Novel AI and its potential on this blog.

After register to their website, you can access the image generation here. To generate the images, just input the prompt in the field, adjust the settings, and then click generate button to get your images.

If you're new to NovelAI, you may look through this document to find intriguing tags to include in your prompt.

Recommended prompts and tags to get various anime art style results

If you want to get different anime art style outcomes from NovelAI, I suggest utilizing these prompts and tags. You may receive a wide range of results from these, which can help you get the image you want. These prompts will also assist you in generating images with various art styles that you may use as design references.

#1 Character design sheet

When it comes to designing prompt for character design sheet, there are a few key points to keep in mind. First, it's important to have a clear idea of what you want your character to look like. This means thinking about things like their hairstyle, facial features, their overall body type, outfit, props and so on.

Once you have a good sense of what you're looking for, it's time to start designing your NovelAI prompt and you can use this prompt template to start with. Feel free to fine-tuning the prompt. Don't be afraid to experiment with different tags until you find something that feels right for your character.

Prompt:
{best quality}, {{masterpiece}}, {highres}, extremely detailed girl, solo, sharp focus, {{{{{{{{white background}}}}}}}}, {{{character{{{1 girl}}}}}}, solo, standing, light smile, closed mouth, beautiful detailed eyes, {{{{{sharp focus}}}}}, {{{{{masterpiece character design reference sheet}}}}},ahoge, amco, blunt bangs, blush, bridal_gauntlets, capelet, closed_mouth, detached sleeves, earrings, black capelet, {{{white hair}}}, hair ornament, highres, jewelry, looking at viewer, very long hair, simple background, solo, {{{{{full body}}}}}, red eyes, white background, crystal eyes, {{{gold trim}}}, {{{very black skin}}}, small breast, short skirt, final fantasy xiv, legs focus

Undesired Content (Negative Prompt):
lowres, polar lowres, bad anatomy, bad face, bad hands, bad body, bad feet, bad proportions, {bad leg}, {more legs}, worst quality, low quality, normal quality, gross proportions, blurry, poorly drawn, {{{{{{text}}}}}}, error, missing fingers, missing arms, missing legs, {{{short legs}}}, extra digit, 2girls, long skirt, indoors, out of frame, only_upper body, only_lower body, [petite],{{{{{black background}}}}}, {{{{{{{colored background}}}}}}}, {{{print}}}, {chibi}, {only head}, {{color palette}}, nsfw

Settings: NAI Diffusion Anime (Full)
Image Resolution: Portrait (Normal)
Steps: 28
Scale: 11
Sampling: ddim

#2 Painterly style artwork

Painterly art is characterized by its delicate, spontaneous brushstrokes and natural hues. This kind of artwork is frequently employed to show landscapes or other natural sceneries, as well as elegant character designs.
You may acquire the painterly-style images from NovelAI by using this prompt and settings.

Prompt:
{best quality}, {{masterpiece}}, {highres}, extremely detailed girl, illustration, solo, sharp focus, {{{character{{{1 girl}}}}}}, solo, light smile, closed mouth, {{{beautiful detailed eyes}}}, yellow eyes, {{{{{looking at viewer}}}}},{{{{{sharp focus}}}}}, {loli}, {{{{{masterpiece illustration}}}}},full body, normal angle, shiny hair, {{{permed hair}}}, {blonde hair}, sitting, modern, {{messy room}}, {{books}}, tea set, light particles, rose petals, glowing light, lens flare, {{{{{wind blowing}}}}}, hugging own legs

Undesired Content (Negative Prompt):
lowres, polar lowres, bad anatomy, bad face, bad hands, bad body, bad feet, bad proportions, {bad leg}, {{{more legs}}}, worst quality, low quality, normal quality, gross proportions, blurry, poorly drawn, text, error, missing fingers, missing arms, missing legs, short legs, extra digit,  2girls, long skirt, indoors, out of frame, only_upper body, only_lower body, [petite], low background, distorted perspective, dynamic angle, dynamic pose , nsfw

Settings: NAI Diffusion Anime (Full)
Image Resolution: Portrait (Normal)
Steps: 39
Scale: 4.5
Sampling: ddim

Prompt:
{{{masterpiece}}}, 1girl, ahoge, amco, bangs, blush, bridal gauntlets, capelet, closed mouth, crossed bangs, white long dress, final fantasy, winged capelet, yellow hair, hair band, hair between eyes, hair ornament, highres, jewelry, looking at viewer, extra short hair, beautiful detailed background, solo, upper body, shoulder wing, white gold theme, {{gold trim}}, gold furniture, indoor, royal palace, {{{{{wind blowing}}}}}, glowing light, {{{{{{yellow petals}}}}}}, {{{{{light particles}}}}}

Undesired Content (Negative Prompt):
lowres, polar lowres, bad anatomy, bad face, bad hands, bad body, bad feet, bad proportions, {bad leg}, {{{more legs}}}, worst quality, low quality, normal quality, gross proportions, blurry, poorly drawn, text, error, missing fingers, missing arms, missing legs, short legs, extra digit,  2girls, long skirt, indoors, out of frame, only_upper body, only_lower body, [petite], low background, distorted perspective , nsfw

Settings: NAI Diffusion Anime (Full)
Image Resolution: Landscape (Large)
Steps: 39
Scale: 4.5
Sampling: ddim

#3 Dakimakura or character pillow art style

Dakimakura are a type of character pillow art. The term Dakimakura comes from the Japanese words for “hug” and “pillow.” These pillows are typically adorned with images of anime characters.

You can produce the anime character in the style of Dakimakura by using this prompt.

Prompt:
{best quality}, {{masterpiece}}, {highres}, extremely detailed girl, sharp focus, {{{character{1 girl}}}}, solo, {{{beautiful pink lolita dress}}}, lying, light smile, closed mouth, beautiful detailed eyes, blue eyes, {{{{{sharp focus}}}}}, {{{{{masterpiece illustration}}}}}, shiny hair, short hair, blonde hair, {{{{{{dakimakura}}}}}}, {{full body}}, glowing, white theme, {{{petals}}}

Undesired Content (Negative Prompt):
lowres, polar lowres, bad anatomy, bad face, bad hands, bad body, bad feet, bad proportions, {bad leg}, {{{more legs}}}, worst quality, low quality, normal quality, gross proportions, blurry, poorly drawn, text, error, missing fingers, missing arms, missing legs, short legs, extra digit,  2girls, long skirt, indoors, out of frame, only_upper body, only_lower body, [petite], low background, distorted perspective, {{{{{out of frame}}}}}

Settings: NAI Diffusion Anime (Full)
Image Resolution: Portrait (Normal)
Steps: 25
Scale: 11
Sampling: k_euler_ancestral

#4 Character illustration with props decoration

NovelAI can help you produce the design for character illustration. You may have seen this art style in Japanese, Korean, and Chinese mobile games such as Granblue Fantasy, Arknight, Echocalypse, Nikke, and so on.

With this style, the character will come with gorgeous or enormous prop designs and a transparent background. You may use this prompt to generate this image style in NovelAI.

Prompt:

{best quality}, {{masterpiece}}, {highres}, extremely detailed girl, solo, sharp focus,{{{{{{{{white background}}}}}}}}, {1 girl, {{{loli}}}, {{{tilt head}}}, {{{shimmer hair}}}, {{glowing hair}}, {{{iridescent black hair}}}, {{{{very long curly twintails}}}},hair between eyes,long bangs, {{{hair (houseki no kuni)}}} }, solo, {{{beautiful detailed purple backless outfit}}}, detached sleeves, {{{{{{{{{standing on cracked rocks}}}}}}}}},{{{{{{{twisted torso pose}}}}}}},{{legs focus}}, expressionless , closed mouth, beautiful detailed eyes, red eyes,{{{closed eyes}}}, {{{{{sharp focus}}}}},{{{{{wide angle}}}}}, {loli}, {{{{{masterpiece game illustration (medium)}}}}},{{{{full body}}}}, {{{{medium shot}}}}, {{{{cracked architecture}}}}, {{{{{{{{{{all kinds of red jewels}}}}}}}}}}, {{{{{{{battle field}}}}}}, {{{{{{{{{flying black birds}}}}}}}}, {{{{vine}}}}, {{{{{beautiful detailed cake decoration}}}}}}, holding large sword

Undesired Content (Negative Prompt):
lowres, polar lowres, bad anatomy, bad face, bad hands, bad body, bad feet, bad proportions, {bad leg}, {more legs}, worst quality, low quality, normal quality, gross proportions, blurry, poorly drawn, text,error, missing fingers, missing arms, missing legs, short legs, extra digit,  2girls, long skirt, indoors, out of frame, only_upper body, only_lower body, [petite], low background, distorted perspective,{{{{{black background}}}}}, {{{{{{{colored background}}}}}}}, {{{out of frame}}}

Settings: NAI Diffusion Anime (Full)
Image Resolution: 576 x 1024
Steps: 28
Scale: 11
Sampling: k_euler_ancestral

#5 Cute chibi art style or super deformative (SD) character

Chibi is a Japanese word meaning “small” or “short.” Chibi art is a style of drawing in which the characters are drawn in a small and cute little body figure. This style is often used in manga, anime and other graphic design media such as emoji design.

You may use this prompt I created for you in NovelAI to build your own chibi style character.

Prompt:
{best quality}, {{masterpiece}}, {highres}, extremely detailed girl, solo, sharp focus,{{{{{{{{white background}}}}}}}}, {1 girl, {{{loli}}}, {{{tilt head}}}, {{{shimmer hair}}}, {{glowing hair}}, {{{iridescent black hair}}}, {{{{very long curly twintails}}}},hair between eyes,long bangs, {{{hair (houseki no kuni)}}} }, solo, {{{beautiful detailed purple backless outfit}}}, detached sleeves, {{{{{{{{{standing on cracked rocks}}}}}}}}},{{{{{{{twisted torso pose}}}}}}},{{legs focus}}, expressionless , closed mouth, beautiful detailed eyes, red eyes,{{{closed eyes}}}, {{{{{sharp focus}}}}},{{{{{wide angle}}}}}, {loli}, {{{{{masterpiece game illustration (medium)}}}}},{{{{full body}}}}, {{{{medium shot}}}}, {{{{{{{cracked architecture}}}}, {{{{{{{{{{all kinds of red jewels}}}}}}}}}}, {{{{{{{{{flying black birds}}}}}}}}, {{{{vine}}}}, {{{{{{{chibi}}}}}}}, {{{{sd}}}}, {{cel-shading}}, {thick lineart}, {{{{small legs}}}}

Undesired Content (Negative Prompt):
lowres, polar lowres, bad anatomy, bad face, bad hands, bad body, bad feet, bad proportions, {bad leg}, {more legs}, worst quality, low quality, normal quality, gross proportions, blurry, poorly drawn, text,error, missing fingers, missing arms, missing legs, short legs, extra digit,  2girls, long skirt, indoors, out of frame, only_upper body, only_lower body, [petite], low background, distorted perspective,{{{{{black background}}}}}, {{{{{{{colored background}}}}}}}, {{{out of frame}}}

Settings: NAI Diffusion Anime (Full)
Image Resolution: Square (Normal)
Steps: 28
Scale: 11
Sampling: k_euler_ancestral

#6 Landscape Image

NovelAI also great at generating anime style background art. I have several prompts for you to try out. Plus you can change the image resolution to get the result in various styles.

Prompt:
{masterpiece}, beautiful detailed room, highres, drawing tablet, detailed background, otaku room, attic, computer tower, light particles, light bulb, {{{{{wooden furniture}}}}}, {{{{messy room}}}}, {{{vintage}}}, production art, white theme, {{{{potted plants}}}}, {{{{{digital art studio}}}}}, wide angle, white curtain, high key, tile roof, glowing light, {cinematic lighting}, {{{wind blowing}}}, botanical garden, hanging plant, sun roof, {{{{{{{{{{{small narrow room}}}}}}}}}}}, {{{{{{{furniture}}}}}}}, crowded

Undesired Content (Negative Prompt):
lowres, polar lowres, bad anatomy, bad face, bad hands, bad body, bad feet, bad proportions, {bad leg}, {more legs}, worst quality, low quality, normal quality, gross proportions, blurry, poorly drawn, text,error, missing fingers, missing arms, missing legs, short legs, extra digit,  2girls, long skirt, indoors, out of frame, only_upper body, only_lower body, [petite], low background, distorted perspective

Settings: NAI Diffusion Anime (Full)
Image Resolution: 1216 x 512
Steps: 25
Scale: 25
Sampling: ddim

#7 Black and white line art style

Black and white line art is an art style that uses only black and white colors. This style is often used for manga or comics. You can also generate images in this black and white line art style using the following prompt in NovelAI.

Prompt:
{best quality}, {{masterpiece}}, {highres}, extremely detailed girl, solo, sharp focus,{{{{{{{flower shop}}}}}}}, {{cinematiclighting}}, {{{character{{{1 girl}}}}}}, solo, {{{beautiful lolita dress}}}, pants, standing, light smile, closed mouth, beautiful detailed eyes, blue eyes, {{{{{sharp focus}}}}}, {loli}, {{{{{masterpiece illustration}}}}}, {{{{medium shot}}}}, shiny hair, short hair, blonde hair, {{{black and white}}}, comic screen tone, {{{{{{{{grey scale}}}}}}}}, {{{line art}}}

Undesired Content (Negative Prompt):
lowres, polar lowres, bad anatomy, bad face, bad hands, bad body, bad feet, bad proportions, {bad leg}, {more legs}, worst quality, low quality, normal quality, gross proportions, blurry, poorly drawn, text, error, missing fingers, missing arms, missing legs, short legs, extra digit, 2girls, long skirt, out of frame, only_upper body, only_lower body, [petite], low background, distorted perspective, dynamic angle, dynamic pose, nsfw, {{{{{{color}}}}}}

Settings: NAI Diffusion Anime (Full)
Image Resolution: Portrait (Normal)
Steps: 25
Scale: 11
Sampling: ddim

#8 Pixel art style

You can generate character images in pixel art style in NovelAI as well. However, I think using Midjourney will give you better results in this style. If you want to try this style, just use this prompt to get the pixel art images.

Prompt:
{best quality}, {{masterpiece}}, {highres}, extremely detailed girl, solo, sharp focus,{{{castle (background)}}}, {{{character{{{1 girl}}}}}}, solo, light smile, closed mouth, beautiful detailed eyes, blue eyes, {{{{{looking at viewer}}}}},{{{{{sharp focus}}}}}, {loli}, {{{{{masterpiece illustration}}}}},full body, normal angle, shiny hair, short hair, {{{{beautiful detailed white dress}}}}, blonde hair, {{{{{pixel art}}}}}

Undesired Content (Negative Prompt):
lowres, polar lowres, bad anatomy, bad face, bad hands, bad body, bad feet, bad proportions, {bad leg}, {more legs}, worst quality, low quality, normal quality, gross proportions, blurry, poorly drawn, text, error, missing fingers, missing arms, missing legs, short legs, extra digit, 2girls, long skirt, out of frame, only_upper body, only_lower body, [petite], low background, distorted perspective, dynamic angle, dynamic pose, nsfw

Settings: NAI Diffusion Anime (Full)
Image Resolution: Portrait (Normal)
Steps: 25
Scale: 11
Sampling: k_euler_ancestral

#9 Sketch style

You may also make your generated images seem sketchy with NovelAI. Simply use this suggestion to make any images in the sketchy style.

Prompt:
{best quality}, {{masterpiece}}, {highres}, extremely detailed girl, solo, sharp focus,{{{castle (background)}}}, {{{character{{{1 girl}}}}}}, solo, light smile, closed mouth, blue eyes, {{{{{looking at viewer}}}}},{{{{{sharp focus}}}}}, {loli}, {{{{{masterpiece illustration}}}}},full body, normal angle, shiny hair, very long hair, permed hair, {{{{{{beautiful detailed dress}}}}}}, brown hair, {{{{{{{beautiful rough sketch}}}}}}}, {{{{{wind blowing}}}}}, {{{petals}}}

Undesired Content (Negative Prompt):
lowres, polar lowres, bad anatomy, bad face, bad hands, bad body, bad feet, bad proportions, {bad leg}, {more legs}, worst quality, low quality, normal quality, gross proportions, blurry, poorly drawn, text, error, missing fingers, missing arms, missing legs, short legs, extra digit, 2girls, long skirt, out of frame, only_upper body, only_lower body, [petite], low background, distorted perspective, dynamic angle, dynamic pose, nsfw

Settings: NAI Diffusion Anime (Full)
Image Resolution: Portrait (Normal)
Steps: 30
Scale: 4.5
Sampling: ddim

#10 3D Render style

This style will give the image a look of 3d render. The character will look a bit more 3d like. You may try this prompt to generate images in this style.

Prompt:
{best quality}, {{masterpiece}}, {highres}, extremely detailed girl, solo, sharp focus,{{{beautiful detailed castle (background)}}}, {{{character{{{1 girl}}}}}}, solo, light smile, closed mouth, {{{{beautiful detailed eyes}}}}, blue eyes, {{{{{looking at viewer}}}}},{{{{{sharp focus}}}}}, {{loli}}, {{{{{masterpiece portrait}}}}},full body, normal angle, shiny hair, very long hair, permed hair, {{{{{{beautiful detailed dress}}}}}}, silver hair, {{{{{{{beautiful detailed illustration}}}}}}}, {{{{{wind blowing}}}}}, {{{petals}}}, 3d render, octane render, pixar, medium shot

Undesired Content (Negative Prompt):
lowres, polar lowres, bad anatomy, bad face, bad hands, bad body, bad feet, bad proportions, {bad leg}, {more legs}, worst quality, low quality, normal quality, gross proportions, blurry, poorly drawn, text, error, missing fingers, missing arms, missing legs, short legs, extra digit, 2girls, long skirt, out of frame, only_upper body, only_lower body, [petite], low background, distorted perspective, dynamic angle, dynamic pose, nsfw

Settings: NAI Diffusion Anime (Full)
Image Resolution: Portrait (Normal)
Steps: 28
Scale: 11
Sampling: k_euler_ancestral

In conclusion, proper AI prompts and settings are an excellent way to generate images in a variety of anime art styles. AI prompts and tags can be used in a number of ways. However, keep in mind that not all prompts and tags will function for all AI platform. It is advised that you experiment with various prompt and tag combinations to find the ones that work best for you. I hope you find these NovelAI prompts useful and that you have fun using NovelAI!

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