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Thursday, May 27, 2004

Idea: Automatic Coloring Books

I had this idea at lunch today and think it might apply to grade-school or older art-education: Software that converts a picture into a coloring book line-art drawing. Does something like this exist already? It would work like rotoscoping, except that instead of color areas, the software would make an outline. The concept would be to allow students to explore the color regions of objects (like a still life) in front of them without being excessively concerned about their ability to accurately depict shape.

Don Markstein's Toonopedia Glossary: Rotoscope


  • That is a great idea! I hope a product/service like this does not exist because I think it would be make a tool that does this; imagine a web-service or site or whatever that allows you to upload an image, and it returns a coloring-book of the sceen? parents could send in family-fotos and then their kids could color in every body's face all green!

    We could also make one that generates a paint-by-numbers type of output thing too maybe ...

    By Blogger pablo, at 5:44 PM  

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