I was out sketching and this guy pulled up on his scooter, smiled, and gave me the victory sign. I immediately recognized that what I was seeing was the “Taiwan Spirit”. It is one of the things I love about this country and the people. No matter how tough times get, the Taiwan people never give up. This hard working man took the time to stop, give me a smile and the much used V sign. I grabbed my camera and asked him to do it again. I had to draw this at my desk from a photo so it is not a pure urban sketch.