Bramblitt uses his fingers to distinguish the textures between different paints in order to identify and mix different colors. He also uses his fingers as a guide for his paint brushes. Bramblitt has also mastered using his hands to "see." He is able to make amazing portraits of people he has never visually seen just by touching their faces. While he hasn't viewed his wife or son with his eyes, he knows what they look like through touch as well. John Bramblitt teaches his technique in free art workshops to show others how he works as well as teach them about his story.
John's story is an inspirational one. He used his new found art to express himself in ways he thought he would not be able to after he lost his vision. This story shows how a person can overcome hardship as well as elude the potential plasticity we have as humans. Since Bramblitt's vision was no longer a sense he could use and perceive the world with, his sense of touch became his way to perceive and understand the world around him.