Artists' Work Replicated By Computer Program

Experts at Disney Research have built a computer program that can mimic the abstract portrait drawings of specific artists.

Seven artists created quick sketches based on portrait photographs, with each person generating around 8,000 pen strokes.

The artists' preferences, for example how far apart they drew eyes, were also included in the data garnered from the process.

This data was used to create sketches of photographs as the computer comprehended each artist would have done them.

Digital artist Moshe Mahler, from Disney Research, said: "There is something about an artist's interpretation of a subject that people find compelling."

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