How to Create Storybook Illustrations Using AI

A collection of storybook illustration recipes to generate the perfect ai art

Stories are what make the world go round. They are the magic that makes this world a more enchanting place for us all. While words carry a heavy dose of the magic, it is in fact the whimsical imagery & illustrations that truly activate its potency.

As storytellers, it can be hard to be the crafters of the words and the images, especially when one isn’t an expert in the latter.

For such storytellers, we say why not take the help of AI to help you bring your stories to life. As creators of all kinds, we all know that it takes time & grit to make our magic so it is best to focus on doing just that rather than spreading ourselves too thin & doing a shoddy job of it all. This is where AI generator apps come in.

Not familiar with AI generated art? Here is a quick rundown for you.

Not only is ai generated art super accessible way to bring our creative visions to life, it is also a very fun & a very amusing form of art creation as of late.

Here is a handy set of recipes to use on the ai art generating app, starryai, to render whimsical ai illustrations of various themes to suit the theme of your story.

Recipe# 1: Pencil Sketched Style

This recipe instructs AI to generate noir sketch art that is the perfect element to any romantic, sentimental, yet dramatic story. With striking details & dramatic lighting, this recipe will yield you the most romantic visuals that add a little zest to your story.

Prompt Suggestions:

“Rose Illustration,” “Beautiful Rose drawing,” “Fantasy Rose bush,” “Sketchbook Rose flower,” “Illustrated Rose.”

Setting Suggestions:

Behance HD + Charcoal Pencil, you can also add in a mix of 8k Resolution + Rutkowski.

Runtime:

200

Process:

Altair, Artistic.

ai generated art of rose

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Recipe# 2: Art Nouveau

Who doesn’t love a little illustrative element to a story? Art Nouveau is the perfect creative style that can bring any story to life. This recipe will yield the most energetic ai art creations full of movement, texture & burst of colours.

Prompt Suggestions:

“Illustrative Art Nouveau” “Floral William Morris” “Floral Drawing Art Nouveau” “Vibrant Ethereal Art Nouveau”

Setting Suggestions:

“Artstation” + “John Grenier” + “Matte Painting”

Runtime:

900

Process:

Orion, Prompt Similarity 2500

art nouveau illustrated ai generated

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Recipe# 3: Watercolour on Orion

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Prompt Suggestions:

“___ in watercolour” “whimsical ___ in watercolour” “vibrant ___ in watercolour”

Setting Suggestions:

Johan Grenier + Greg Rutkowski

Runtime:

250

Process:

Orion

watercolour ai generated art

Recipe# 4: Art Deco Illustrations (DeepIP)

For all those contemporary fantasy tales. This recipe will yield the most quirky, yet adorable, illustrations that are rich in colour, texture and above all, stories. Plug in the suggested prompts, add a little bit of your own spice & watch as the ai generated art comes to life right before your eyes.

Prompt Suggestions:

"Playful Art Deco"

Setting Suggestions:

Artstation + Art Deco + Ukiyo-e | Cauldron

Runtime:

200

Process:

Altair

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art deco theme ai art illustration

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Recipe #5: Watercolour on Altair

You can never go wrong with a classic watercolour illustration. This recipe allows ai to generate the prettiest watercolour art creations that are sure to brighten up any story & carry it to the end.

Prompts:

“Watercolor Rose flower,” “Watercolour painting of an Rose flower,” “Watercolour garden,” “Illustrated Rose”, “Watercolours garden.”

Setting Suggestions:

Watercolour Medium in every setting in addition to, Psychedelic + Behance + Artstation.

Runtime:

200 iterations.

Process:

Altair, realistic.

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watercolour illustrated ai generated

What’s Next?

Once you download your ai generated artwork, you can use a variety of software applications to bring your storybook to life. One of the easiest & simplest apps on the Internet right now is Canva. Here is a very basic rundown:

  • Start a new project
  • Select “Book” as the project canvas template
  • Browse through the various templates available
  • Upload your ai generated art
  • Make adjustments as needed
  • Download the storybook in whatever format works best for you. We recommend High Quality Print PDF.

Aaaaand that’s it!

You see, ai generated art can make any project a breeze, especially since it allows creators of all kinds to solely focus on their craft. Apps like starryai allow non-visual creators to develop imagery that is unique & highly creative. The key, as is with any craft, is to not be afraid of experimenting, iterating & exploring.

If you’re a curious creator who loves to explore the depths of creativity & share their discoveries with fellow creative enthusiasts, we invite you to join us on Discord, share your creations & mingle with over 2000 other creative explorers! Psssst! We all regularly share our recipes, discoveries & tricks to help each other craft our next big visual masterpiece!

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