A Brush Stroke Generation Using Magnetic Field Model for Painterly Rendering

  • Lee Soo Yeon
  • Yong Han Soon
  • Yoon Kyung Hyun
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3039)


In this paper, we propose a new method for generating stroke which is the core of creating an image with a hand-painted appearance from a photograph. Magnetic Field Model is used in generating strokes and it is possible to create unique and natural brush strokes. In order to determine the direction of a stroke, a Magnetic Force Direction Map is made in the form of various circular and emissive shapes based on this model. We present two methods for generating stroke according to this direction map. We are able to create idiomatic and characteristic brush styles of a real painter using these methods.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lee Soo Yeon
    • 1
  • Yong Han Soon
    • 1
  • Yoon Kyung Hyun
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Graphics LabCS&E, Chung-Ang UniversitySeoulKorea

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