Genetic sketching is an attempt to generate images from photographs
in the style of hand-drawn sketches. The sketches are evolved using
genetic algorithms in comparison to a reference image. We first pre-process
the reference image by running an edge-detection filter over it and thresholding
the resultant image. A genetic algorithm is then run against this
image. The genotype is composed of a series of solid black line segments.
The fitness function is a simple difference from the pre-processed image.
This project was done over two weeks with Chris Buehler as
a final project in 6.836
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