Water painting is an art, where the result and experience strongly depend on the process of creating it. Color is injected by the artist in a controlled way and diffuses into a final state. We present a system to simulate such a process, which builds on existing colorization approaches. The geodesic distance builds the mathematical foundation for our animated diffusion. We add a time-dependent weight function to generate a diffusion-like spreading effect. Tiled approximation is used to achieve interactive rates on modern mobile devices. The result is a colorization framework simulating water painting that allows giving real-time feedback on touch events with the limited hardware resources of a tablet computer.
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