I was browsing through photoshop tutorials to keep my skills in check, and I came across a "Painting with Photoshop Tutorial." It look interesting, but I had to find a subject. I quickly scoured the internet, and found Homeless Mike. Google it, I dare you, his picture is everywhere online. My idea was to show the beauty in something not usually perceived to be so. I wanted to transform Homeless Mike - something not necessarily referred to as beautiful, albiet this photo is awesome, into a beautiful painting. I believe it turned out very unique (for a photoshop tutorial); however, it ended up resembling one of my professors at that time, and my peers were not afraid to point that out and joke. I became the creepy guy who painted pictures of his professor. Whatever, it's just a painting of a random homeless guy, blown up to 5' x 7' hanging above my bed, not creepy whatsoever.