We aren't an official Urban Sketchers group yet, but as Urban Sketcher for Manchester, I was kindly invited by tutor Simone Ridyard to the first meeting of sketchers from Manchester School of Art.
There was a good turn out- around twenty folk showed up- in front of the smart new Business School building, and we actually had sunshine for the afternoon, a rare event for Manchester!
I sat in the little park opposite the famous music emporium called Johnny Roadhouse and drew the rather scruffy shops.. tattoos, tarots, massage, fast food..
Everyone was SO keen and it was like magic, when after a couple of hours we had a lovely collection of sketchbook drawings which hadn't been there before.
That's the beauty of creation!