a.k.a. a stroll through a principal component analysis sculture garden
Start with 100,000+ quickdraw! sketches
Organize them into a line grouped roughly by similarity
Take 10 samples at 100 points along that line
As part of the quickdraw! experiment,
Google had over 15 million people contribute sketches of objects drawn in 20 seconds or less.
Each category has over 100,000 sketches. You can get the original data here
This experiment attempts to sample those drawings and make ordered spectrum to show some of different approaches of drawing something.
It uses Principal Component Analysis (PCA) to 'sort' the sketches,
and then samples uniformly across the first principal component.
See this guide by Victor Powell and Lewis Lehe for a more visual explanation of PCA.