No, I didn't dramatically gain the ability to draw properly, this page was provided by tournament organiser, and this is all her work so credit goes to her (and thanks for allowing me to upload it, Dire!). You can view (and comment if you have a deviantART account) the original here.
This was one of the first times that anyone had drawn my characters outside of myself, and it's quite a thrilling experience. You can see Gyrode (and part of Ralph) in the crowd here, which was really cool (and still is).
By the way, "MTX" stands for "Machine and Technology eXpo", in case you were wondering. The gent at the podium is one of the three NPCs, Jeff Castleroch. I'm not entirely sure, but I think he may have been created by a chap calling himself Sketchfighter316.