Creating Characters Based on the Portrait Paintings of the Chosun Period and the Death Records of the "Chosun-dynasty Sillok"

Sun-Hee Jang, Yu-Mi Kwon
2011 International Journal of Contents  
This study investigates the portrait paintings of the Chosun period and the Death Records of the Chosun-dynasty Sillok in an effort to find new methods to apply to character design. The basis of this study were 42 figures from a group of portrait paintings from the late Goryeo period to the Chosun dynasty of the 25th King, Chul-Jong. First, Chinese letters illustrating the personalities in the Death Records were classified into five groups based on the Big Five theory, which divides
more » ... divides personalities into the Big Five Personality Traits of extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism, and openness. Secondly, a representative facial image was created through a morphing technique after extracting the portraits using a method that relied on the high frequency of the appearance of specific Chinese letters related to each personality type.
doi:10.5392/ijoc.2011.7.2.049 fatcat:z2avvci4lvdxnfgrmsdmmm5gzy