SketchyScene: Richly-Annotated Scene Sketches

What is SketchyScene?

SketchyScene is the first large-scale dataset of scene sketches. It consists of a total of 29,056 scene sketches, generated using 7,264 scene templates and 11,316 object sketches. Each object in the scene is further augmented with semantic labels and instance-level masks.


Changqing Zou*, Qian Yu*, Ruofei Du, Haoran Mo, Yi-Zhe Song, Tao Xiang, Chengying Gao, Baoquan Chen and Hao Zhang. "SketchyScene: Richly-Annotated Scene Sketches", in ECCV, 2018. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-01267-0_26


USketch is a web-driven tool for crowdsourcing the SketchyScene dataset. To boost the efficiency of human creators, we devised a customary, web-based application for sketch scene synthesis. We facilitated the creation of the sketchy scene images by allowing the worker to drag, rotate, scale, and deform the component sketch with the guidance of the reference image.


We have conducted preliminary experiments for semantic segmentation with our SketchyScene dataset in TensorFlow.

SketchyScene Consortium