Stable Diffusion 1.5 - Cheat Sheet

Stable Diffusion 1.5 - Cheat Sheet

Artist Inspired Styles

A collection of what Stable Diffusion imagines these artists' styles look like.

While having an overview is helpful, keep in mind that these styles only imitate certain aspects of the artist's work (color, medium, location, etc.). They are limited by the rather superficial knowledge of SD, but can probably give you a good base for your own creations.

Prompt Examples - Art Media


Photo, DSLR
Analog Photo
Lomography Photo
Pinhole Photo
Wet Plate Photo
Anthotype Photo

Drawing, Painting, Print

Pencil Drawing
Pen and Ink Drawing
Ink Drawing
Watercolor Painting
Pen and Watercolor Painting
Oil Painting
Acrylic Painting
Rough Charcoal Sketch
Crayon Drawing
Engraving Illustration
Risograph Print

Methods, Looks

Impasto Painting (Thick Paint)
Palette Knife Oil Painting
Chiaroscuro Painting (Dark with Highlights)
Iridescent Painting
Anaglyph Painting

Digital, Other

Comic Character
Pixel Art
Vector Graphic
3D Render
Low Poly Render
Modelling Clay
Embroidery Cross Stitch

Image Dimensions

Stable Diffusion was trained with base dimensions of 512 pixels (SD 1.5) and 768 pixels (SD 2/2.1).
While it's not necessary to stick to multiples of 128, it's a good place to start.


Some of the common ratios in SD dimensions:

Square 1:1 512 × 512
Photo 2:3 512 × 768
Photo 3:4 512 × 683
Social Media 4:5 512 × 640
Standard Monitor 16:9 910 × 512
Monitor 16:10 819 × 512
UltraWide Monitor 21:9 1195 × 512

Art History - Some Pointers

  • Renaissance (14th-16th Centuries)

    • Famous Artists: Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, Sandro Botticelli
    • Medium: Oil on wood or canvas
  • Mannerism (16th Century)

    • Famous Artists: Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, El Greco, Benvenuto Cellini, Jacopo Pontormo, Parmigianino, Bronzino
    • Medium: Oil on canvas, sculpture, and architecture
  • Baroque (17th Century)

    • Famous Artists: Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Rembrandt van Rijn, Peter Paul Rubens
    • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Rococo (18th Century)

    • Famous Artists: Jean-Antoine Watteau, François Boucher, Jean-Honoré Fragonard
    • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Neoclassicism (18th-19th Centuries)

    • Famous Artists: Jacques-Louis David, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Antonio Canova
    • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Romanticism (late 18th-19th Centuries)

    • Famous Artists: Joseph Mallord William Turner, Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, Eugène Delacroix, Caspar David Friedrich
    • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Realism (mid-19th Century)

    • Famous Artists: Gustave Courbet, Honoré Daumier, Jean-François Millet
    • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Impressionism (late 19th Century)

    • Famous Artists: Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas, Mary Cassatt
    • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Symbolism (late 19th to early 20th Century)

    • Famous Artists: Gustave Moreau, Edvard Munch, Odilon Redon, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, Fernand Khnopff, Franz von Stuck
    • Medium: Oil on canvas, drawing, and printmaking
  • Expressionism (early 20th Century)

    • Famous Artists: Edvard Munch, Wassily Kandinsky, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
    • Medium: Oil on canvas or woodcuts
  • Cubism (early 20th Century)

    • Famous Artists: Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Juan Gris
    • Medium: Oil on canvas or collage
  • Futurism (1909-1916)

    • Famous Artists: Umberto Boccioni, Giacomo Balla, Gino Severini
    • Medium: Oil on canvas or mixed media
  • Dada (1916-1924)

    • Famous Artists: Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, Hannah Höch, Jean Arp, Francis Picabia, Kurt Schwitters
    • Medium: Collage, assemblage, and performance
  • Bauhaus (1919-1933)

    • Famous Artists: Walter Gropius, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Josef Albers
    • Medium: Architecture, furniture, and graphic design
  • Surrealism (1920s-30s)

    • Famous Artists: Salvador Dalí, René Magritte, Max Ernst
    • Medium: Oil on canvas or mixed media
  • Abstract Expressionism (1940s-50s)

    • Famous Artists: Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning
    • Medium: Oil on canvas or mixed media
  • Pop Art (1950s-60s)

    • Famous Artists: Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Richard Hamilton
    • Medium: Acrylic or oil on canvas or mixed media
  • Minimalism (1960s-70s)

    • Famous Artists: Donald Judd, Dan Flavin, Sol LeWitt
    • Medium: Acrylic or oil on canvas or mixed media
  • Postmodernism (1970s-90s)

    • Famous Artists: Cindy Sherman, Jeff Koons, Barbara Kruger
    • Medium: A wide range of media, including painting, sculpture, installation, and performance art


All information has been collected with the utmost care, however, mistakes always happen. Location information is sometimes difficult when artists move very early in life, or the indication of the era, if the lifetime falls between two centuries.

Image Generation for Styles

All images were generated with either the Deliberate v2 or the DreamShaper 3.2 Checkpoint.
Sampler was DMP++ 2M Karras or DMP++ SDE Karras, depending on the better result.
Final resolution never smaller than 768px × 768px.

The prompt for the textbox was: --prompt style of ArtistName --negative_prompt nude, nsfw, frame, border, text
--prompt style of ArtistName, woman --negative_prompt same as above
--prompt style of ArtistName, Henry C_____ --negative_prompt superman
--prompt style of ArtistName, city --negative_prompt text, frame, border
While Deliberate has some NSFW Checkpoint mixed in and needs 'nsfw' in the negative prompt, DreamShaper likes manga a lot and frequently requires 'manga, anime' in the np.

Why these prompts?

The first line produces a broad, uninfluenced impression of what is most common for that artist (landscape, person, etc.).

With 'woman', you will get a wider range of portraits that are more in line with the artist's personal aesthetic.

For the third line: The actor Henry C. is currently well-known and has been well-trained into SD. You can also judge the dominance of a style if he is still rendered normally (weak artist style) or when his superhero costume appears.

The last line, 'city' (sometimes replaced by 'village'), will give you a good idea of how houses, people, and technical items (cars, bikes, etc.) appear.

Useful Links

Links that helped me understand the technical side of Stable Diffusion (no affiliation):



Lazyload Script from Verlok, Webfont is Google's Roboto, SVG Icons from Ionicons, MattiasW's ExifReader

Code from Himuro-Majika's Stable Diffusion image metadata viewer Browser Extension

Automatic1111 for the Stable Diffusion web UI

Stable Diffusion by LMU and

Created 2023 - Version 1.1.0 - GitHub
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