I was snapping pictures in Millennium Park in Chicago, when I came around a corner and saw this guy. I was so struck by his confidence, by the way he just exuded poise. He was gracious enough to let me take his picture, looking me right in the eye, with so much sureness it caught me off guard. I walked away and couldn’t stop thinking about him, couldn’t wait to paint him, as if maybe some of that poise would rub off on me if I did. #inktober #inktober2018