[By Tina Koyama in Seattle] The morning after I’d heard the terrible news, I was taking a walk through my neighborhood and thinking about Florian Afflerbach. Even though I had never met him, I felt his enthusiasm for urban sketching and especially his passion for cars and motorcycles in every drawing he made.
A few blocks from home, a pale blue Vespa was parked in a driveway. Thanking Flaf for inspiration, I sketched it in the summer-like sunshine. On a day like that, just breathing the floral-scented air makes me feel lucky to be alive.
(If you are sketching vehicles in Florian’s memory and sharing them on social media, please use the hashtag #ripflaf.)