We had an urban-sketchers ride-and-draw today (healthier than a drink-and-draw, and certainly healthier than a drink-and-ride) - thanks Lea and Ekaterina! The topic was cherry blossoms, and there are a lot of them in the West End of Vancouver, looking splendid on a sunny, breezy spring day. We drew for 15 minutes, rode a few blocks and repeated, five times. I like the short drawing time, it makes me focus on the key thing. Which, of course, was cherry blossoms today.
One of the sketcher's profiles said that she was inspired by Paul Madonna's All Over Coffee, which is also one of my favourites. He does beautiful ink pen-and-wash drawings of San Francisco, accompanied by snippets of conversations that may or may not have anything to do with the drawing. It made me record some of to the passers-by today - of which there are many in this lively part of Vancouver, about half of them out viewing and photographing the cherries.