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Intervention Sketching

Me, as sketched by Alex Heberling of alexsguide.net. I'm a poor judge of how much it really looks like me in particular, but my cowlick is spot on!

This past weekend I attended Intervention. We were in the Artist Alley, which always means a lot of time behind a table with people occasionally coming up to talk to you (and/or buy stuff). From time to time I’d wander around and chat with folks, but mostly I just sat and amused myself with my sketchbook.

A couple of random skulls

On Friday evening I participated in a special session of Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School. Our model was dressed as Kali, complete with skull necklace and blue skin. Most of my drawings pretty much suck (30-second poses are not my forte), but I got a couple halfway decent ones I inked and colored the next morning.

Not the best, but certainly the most complete drawing I did that evening.

During the breaks they introduced Stupid Artist Tricks contests. The first was of Kali destroying the world, and mine was chosen as one of the top three by the staff, which would then be voted on through applause. I got by far the least applause, but I was so psyched to have been chosen at all that I didn’t mind. Besides, the girl who won totally deserved it. Her Kali-meets-Katamari was brilliant.

My last-place masterpiece.

By Sunday morning I was starting to get bored and uninspired, so I colored some old line-art drawings I did at another convention, possibly Otakon 2008.

After I ran out of things to color, I drew a vampire chicken.

Look, I don't know.

Anyway, I loved Intervention and we will definitely be there next year. And I’ll probably continue to draw inexplicable things.

PotO in 100 words or less.

I copied The Phantom of the Opera (courtesy of thecheshirekat.com) into MS Word and used the AutoSummarize tool, using the “100 words or less” option. This is what it came up with:

Christine replied.




thought Raoul, furiously. “Christine!”


Of Raoul? “Christine! “Christine!”


“Christine! Christine! Raoul said:

Enough!” cried Raoul. “I understand, Christine. “Erik! Erik! Raoul implored.

“Raoul! Raoul! Raoul!”


“Christine! “Christine! Christine!”

“Christine! Christine!…”

“Christine! “Christine! Christine!”

“Christine Daae’s.”

“Like Christine Daae.”

“Christine! Christine!”

“Christine, Christine, it is I, Raoul!”

Raoul! Raoul! Listen, Christine, darling! “Erik! Erik!” said Christine’s voice. Erik!”

Christine Daae’s voice said:

“Raoul! Raoul!” “Erik! “Erik! “Erik! Erik! “Christine!” cried M. de Chagny. “Christine! “Erik! Erik!”

“Christine! Christine!”

“Erik! Erik!” Erik!”

“Raoul de Chagny and Christine Daae?”

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