It used to be that we were limited to books, museums and galleries when we wanted to see wonderful examples of drawings and art. The works available were limited and rarified by the book publishing and museum curation processes. The scope of what we could view was very narrow. Social media curation has changed all that and we now make our own museums of inspiration. What follows are links to my ever growing galleries of drawings and tools for drawing.Read More
As both a practitioner and educator, design education is of keen interest to me and it seems the old art school foundational model no longer meets the needs of most interactive design students. So what model is appropriate for students that will be designing for experiences on devices? Our increasingly screen-dominated world has brought us to a critical juncture in drawing education.Read More
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
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
…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.
The Primacy of Drawing