So, I'm pretty familiar with H.P. Lovecraft's night-gaunt, so when I was able to access the Midjourney Beta, it's one of the first things I tried to have it create. And tried. Annnnd tried. You shall now bear witness to my toils- and they weren't ever really toils, as I enjoyed every result for one reason or another. So, let's jump in.
|Sweet, but not the tickling-terrors of Lovecraft's nightmares, Too fuzzy, too bulky.
Okay, so that's odd. It gave me what looks like giant water bugs.
|For some reason, adding a stormy sky background added just enough confusion for the app that it got rid of the bat wings and leathery texture.
|Okay, really weird. These are looking more avian or moth-like. Some possibilities with the first one, but not enough to spawn variations from.
|These four are only interesting to the extent that the top two almost look like creatures from Wayne D. Barlowe's Expedition, sans bioluminescence.
|Okay, now we're getting somewhere. Not night-gaunts, but the upper right is the most night-gauntish of them all, so I figured I'd upscale render that one.
|I love the texture.
|Trying to make a curved horn with the prompts, for some reason curved the sun, making it look eclipsed.
|This one did a really nice job with the leathery skin and the wrapped wing membrane. NANG- Not A Night-Gaunt, though.
|Some sort of fish or a mask or a fish mask.
|Don't know what this is, but I like it!
|See, here we're getting close! It has some sort of barbed spike hand.
|This looks like something dead and leathery you'd find on the beach. Some sort of discarded imp corpse.
|This is my favorite of the lot. Not a night-gaunt, but just a great, nasty demon of some sort. If nothing else, it's great texture and color reference.
|I like how its clutching this white orb that may in fact just be its head.
|This one has wings like an elder thing!