The 30 Characters Challenge is in full swing, and so far I have managed to stay on track with the spirit of the challenge- creating a character each day. I've also tried to vary what I come up with to show a range of art styles. This has caused me to avoid the traditional super hero motif and try steampunk, sci-fi and supernatural characters. My first three entries were real experiments as I created the pictures entirely in GIMP- a free, open source photomanipulation and image creating program. The last few I have gone back to doing on paper and inking by hand before coloring with GIMP.