I did a couple of quick-and-dirty 10-15 minute dip-pen-and-watercolour drawings of the Viterra grain terminal today. An astute observer will be able to tell that these were drawn from photos. How? There are clouds in the background. We don't have those in Vancouver any more. I feel a bit guilty not drawing from reality, but I was stuck in front of my computers minding an obstreperous and ill-behaved analysis for work - it was a lot more pleasant drawing from the photos than watching endless numbers scroll across the screen.