A Drawing Generation by Crowdsourced Microtasks

An illustration is a key factor to attract document readers. However, not everybody can make it in good quality. Thus illustration has a high demand. Although conventionally clients request skilled creators to draw illustrations with good rewards, there exist huge needs for less expensive illustrations. We propose a novel method of generating such illustrations by crowd-sourced microtasks. In this method, a basic drawing is generated by unskilled crowd workers from one photograph. Experimentation to study the feasibility of the proposed method indicated positive results.


  • Kosuke Sasaki, Akira Hirata, Tomoo Inoue, Investigation of the illustration generated by crowdsourced microtasks, IPSJ Transactions on Digital Content, Vol.4, No.1, pp.37-45, 2016.2. (in Japanese)
  • Kosuke Sasaki, Akira Hirata, Tomoo Inoue, A basic drawing generation method by crowdsourced microtasks, IPSJ Journal, Vol.57, No.1, pp.260-269, 2016.1. (in Japanese)