What was your inspiration? My mom wanted to commission a crochet portrait from me, but wanted it to also perform a useful service; so it shall be a vest, and possibly a sweater if I can figure out the sleeves. His portrait is on the back, but I have an extra goal of getting his autograph for the front. Sep 28, 2012. Well, the portrait is all done, and somewhat disproportionate, as always on the first try...Now to get his autograph!