Scale-dependent reproduction of pen-and-ink illustrations

Mike Salisbury*, Corin Anderson, Dani Lischinski, David H. Salesin

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This paper describes a representation for pen-and-ink illustrations that allows the creation of high-fidelity illustrations at any scale or resolution. We represent a pen-and-ink illustration as a low-resolution grey-scale image, augmented by a set of discontinuity segments, along with a stroke texture. To render an illustration at a particular scale, we first rescale the grey-scale image to the desired size and then hatch the resulting image with pen-and-ink strokes. The main technical contribution of the paper is a new reconstruction algorithm that magnifies the low-resolution image while keeping the resulting image sharp along discontinuities.

Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1996 Computer Graphics Conference, SIGGRAPH - New Orleans, LA, USA
Duration: 4 Aug 19969 Aug 1996


ConferenceProceedings of the 1996 Computer Graphics Conference, SIGGRAPH
CityNew Orleans, LA, USA


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