SKIT: A Computer-Assisted Sketch Instruction Tool

  • Greg Coombe
  • Brian Salomon
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3942)


In a visual world, the ability to sketch is an important asset for communicating complex ideas. However, sketching is a frustrating task for many people, and most never progress beyond a rudimentary skill level. In this paper we present SKIT, a computer-assisted sketch instruction tool. SKIT attempts to teach beginning students one of the important skills of sketching, the ability to perceive effectively. It is based on traditional art instruction techniques, which break the complex task of drawing into smaller tasks. These sub-tasks are combined into a final drawing, which can be then rendered using several different NPR styles. We also present preliminary results from people who have used SKIT.


Picture Plane Perceptual Skill Perceptual Constancy Beginning Student Freehand Sketch 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Greg Coombe
    • 1
  • Brian Salomon
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of North Carolina 

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