VR-Based Line Drawing Methods in Chinese Painting

Y. Cheng, Mengjie Huang*, Wenxin Sun

*Corresponding author for this work

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With the development of virtual reality (VR) technology, the way of visual transformation of Chinese painting has been broadened in a multi-dimensional view. Digital communication of traditional Chinese paintings is essential for preserving cultural heritage, especially the broad category of line drawings in Chinese paintings. The digital transformation of traditional paintings includes the development from 2D to 3D content. It is also thought-provoking how the lines, brushwork, and composition of line drawings can be better represented in VR. Through the re-creation of the illustrations of 'Soushen Ji' (a work on gods, immortals, and ghosts collected and written in the Jin Dynasty of China), we propose methods to convert 2D line drawings into 3D immersive artworks in VR, which can contribute to the field by providing a practical reference for making more excellent line drawings in traditional Chinese paintings 'come to life' in the new era.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2023 9th International Conference on Virtual Reality, ICVR 2023
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9798350345810
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Event9th International Conference on Virtual Reality, ICVR 2023 - Xianyang, China
Duration: 12 May 202314 May 2023

Publication series

Name2023 9th International Conference on Virtual Reality, ICVR 2023


Conference9th International Conference on Virtual Reality, ICVR 2023


  • Chinese painting
  • digital technology
  • line drawing
  • virtual reality


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