Probabilistically Placing Primitives

As a follow-up to the stippling project, I worked with my supervisor Wolfgang Heidrich and lab-mate Lisa Streit to place primitives probabilistically on a blank canvas. You can grab the resulting paper on my publications page.

Goals

The goals are to generate interesting drawings, reminiscent of what an artist might draw. If the artist was extrodinarily drunk or hit on the head several times with a large, blunt object. Many people are working on this problem, and we are looking at a specific set of restrictions:

Caveats

The caveats are many:

Examples

Here are some examples of the output we are generating:

Abbey image
Fonthill Abbey
Bee
Bee
Beethoven
Bust of Beethoven
Foot bones
Human foot bones
Boy Fluffy bunny
Fluffy Stanford bunny
Cezanne
Cezanne's "Still Life With Apples"
Lena, again
The ubiquitous Lena
Max Planck bust
Bust of Max Planck
Tiger
Tiger
van Gogh
Van Gogh's "Self Portrait With Felt Hat, 1888"