Janet Bruesselbach has been making Astrae drawings since 2002. These are sketches all done with a laptop from live models in less than 40 minutes, using backgrounds from satellite space photography available online. All colors are sampled from the background (or allowed to show through from it). She uses only the generic image editing program brushes with the paint, eraser, and smudge tools. Every pose is from a live model, for as long as the model is posing, no longer. Many, especially earlier, sketches were done with her finger on a laptop touchpad, but she also uses a USB drawing tablet and pen. The method means embracing the idiosyncrasies of digital media more often valued for its invisibility. The Astrae reinvent the tactile intimacy of the traditional nude figure study, and imply human scale within naturally abstract technological wonders.