This picture is a sort of character profile sheet(I may add information about them to it later) of a band, called Black Lightning, who are the main focus of a story I am writing. In case you can't read my writing, the characters are(top to bottom, left to right): *Ryan, a winged boy and the newly acquired keyboardist. *Cassy, a shapeshifter, vocals. *Alan, a vampire who plays either guitar or bass, I can't remember which. *Willis, a breed of werewolf of my own invention, plays bass or guitar, can't remember which. *Qurell, not technically part of the band (at least not to begin with) but she helps out a lot, same species as Willis & is related to him. At the minute there's not much else to tell about them, but I may post the story on Elfwood if I ever get round to writing more of it. This is the first time I have really tried shading on a computer, but I think it has turned out quite well, paricularly Ryan's hair & the lycans' fur. Also, although you can't always see it very well, all characters have been shaded, on their hair & skin. The original picture was hand drawn and I darkened the lines with a drawing pen, before scanning it and colouring it on Serif Photoplus X2. Whilst working on the colouring & shading, I consulted a couple of very useful tutorials i found in FARP, although i altered the techniques slightly. These characters are my own creation, as is their band, their world & some of the species that populate it.