This was illustrated as a gift for my brother and his wife. I didn't want to just want to do a regular portrait of them as that wouldn't be very creative, so I chose to illustrate them as pirates. I had a lot of fun with this theme and I plan to explore it more in the future as well. Capturing their likeness was probably the most difficult aspect of this image, but I think I succeeded in that regard. Overall I'm pleased with how it turned out, and more importantly, they are as well so I consider this image a success!