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Finger Drawing

Pattie Belle Hastings




































Electric Finger: an experiment in touch surface drawing
Our fingers are electric. They emit electromagnetic frequencies that allow us to interact with touch screen technologies. It’s called “finger capacitance” and it’s this conductive property of our fingers that makes capacitive touch sensing possible. Mobile devices, such as my iPod Touch, are designed to respond to the taps and caresses of my fingertips, providing access to necessary but mundane information or allowing for moments of unique creative exploration. For decades, it has been possible to draw with a computer using a mouse or stylus, but now we can carry electronic sketchbooks in our pockets with the tools for mark making at the ends of our arms.
TRACEY: Drawing and Visual Research, Loughborough University School of Art & Design, Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK

Drawing flowers through the microscope

Pattie Belle Hastings

Microscopy Triptych

Connecticut Natural Science Illustrators (CTNSI) has educational programs in natural science drawing, painting and illustration. This was a two day workshop that I took with my daughter during July 2012. We learned the terminology, parts and kinds of flowers as we dissected and drew from a variety of species.

 Drawings and photos from the workshop.

Connecticut Natural Science Illustrators (In Collaboration with Yale Peabody Museum) www.ctnsi.com

The Drawing Continuum

Pattie Belle Hastings



…drawing is many-stranded and comprises at least some of the following elements: it is essential to the conceiving of ideas; it initiates the work of art; it is a part of the developmental processes of making; and it is implicated in the end product, whatever the medium. In other words, drawing is part of a continuum of making and thinking and of invention and completion.

Deanna Petherbridge
The Primacy of Drawing