Drawing Characteristics for Reproducing Traditional Hand-Made Stippling
We contribute an in-depth analysis of the characteristics of traditional stippling and relate these to common practices in NPAR stippling techniques as well as to the abilities and limitations of existing printing and display technology. In our work we focus specifically on the properties of stipple dots and consider the dimensions and attributes of pens and paper types used in artistic practice. With our analysis we work toward an understanding of the requirements for digital stippling, with the ultimate goal to provide tools to artists and illustrators that can replicate the stippling process faithfully in the digital domain. From the results of our study we provide a dataset for use in new example-based stippling techniques, derive a taxonomy of characteristics and conditions for the reproduction of stippling, and define future directions of work.
- The sample scans mentioned in the paper are available for download under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International license (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0): sample-data.zip (89.8MB)
- The same image dataset (with description) contained in a single PDF file (109MB)
- The slides of the presentation at Expressive 2015 (pdf, 22.1MB)
- also see our survey of digital stippling
|Domingo Martín, Vicente del Sol, Celia Romo, and Tobias Isenberg (2015) Drawing Characteristics for Reproducing Traditional Hand-Made Stippling. In David Mould and Pierre Bénard, eds., Proceedings of the International Symposium on Non-Photorealistic Animation and Rendering (NPAR as part of Expressive, June 20–22, Istanbul, Turkey). Goslar, Germany. Eurographics Association, pages 103–115, 2015.|| doi|