Nov 22 2012
I came across a very old ink drawing I’d done, depicting my segue from science to print. I happily abandoned my old Pickett slide rule for what was then the pinnacle of drawing instruments, a technical drawing pen. I always gravitated to the finest points, enabling me to render tiny details accurately.
I fear that, after years using a mouse, my drawing skills have atrophied completely. Those cerebral circuits have long since been reworked, so that I wield virtual pens in Illustrator and Photoshop, rather than real-world drawing tools. But I think that those sensibilities were repurposed successfully to the digital world.