A sketcher (me) sketching the reflection of a sketcher (me) sketching a sleeping traveler (him)

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On the slow (oh so slow) train to Taidong. This fellow gets on, sits down and I swear in less than a minute fell into a deep sleep. I started sketching him and noticed that my silhouette was perfectly framed in the reflection of his window. I felt this was a very cool thing to happen (cool things don’t happen to me very often) so I tried to emphasize the darkened shape of my reflection sketching him.

Taiwan Spirit

Taiwan Spirit
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.