>I know that with insects there are ways to digitally transfer measurements
>to a computer screen from the specimen under the microscope and such
>methods would apply to virtually any microscopic specimen. Are these
>methods used by any of you as artists? Should these be described in the
>subject matter chapters?
Well I am drawing beetles at the moment, purely traditional techniques.
But I have been using the scanner and PhotoShop instead of a xerox
enlarger/reducer. I thought to use it to mirror image the appendages,
since I only draw one set and then copy them to the other side. It is not
yet a time-saver, but I've only done it once so far.