Postprint version. Published in Lectures Notes in Computer Science, Volume 5358, January 1, 2008, pages 604-613.
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The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-89639-5_58.
Hand drawn ornamentation, such as floral or geometric patterns, is a tedious and time consuming task that requires skill and training in ornamental design principles and aesthetics. Ornamental drawings both historically and presently play critical roles in all things from art to architecture, and when computers handle the repetition and overall structure of ornament, considerable savings in time and money can result. Due to the importance of keeping an artist in the loop, we present an application, designed and implemented utilizing a user-driven global planning strategy, to help guide the generation of two-dimensional ornament. The system allows for the creation of beautiful, organic ornamental 2D art which follows a user-defined curve. We present the application and the algorithmic approaches used.