Yes, the background is grey.
*edit* Evidently they are displeased because one side of the paper is a little dark. Therefore, it must be a sketch. You know, sometimes I wish they'd police the talent of the artists as anally as they police the technical aspects of the art.
God. I'm sorry. I know Ch'Marr and the crew over there work really hard at keeping VCL 'up to standard'. But first they said my piece of Syndra was a sketch, then they had problems with *other* pieces I did... and... grr mutter growl shred.
Time to see if I have some upload space so I can reupload my picture.