When I wrote down "The Artist" in my card list I always knew it would be a self portrait. One day, a friend and I were talking on Skype and I pulled the front of my shirt up over my head, just something silly I do to mug for the camera once in a while. Well, Skype chirped and I was stuck looking at a screen capture of my goofiness. It just happened to be perfect for this card.
After I drew "me," I started to work on the pedestal upon which "I" would be perched. In trying to make it more interesting, I added some horizontal bands to it. It became clear what I had inadvertently created, so I added the remaining embellishments to make "my" throne a Dalek.
I adore happy accidents.