This was my 2nd attempt, this time using Photoshop. The colour tools were much more advanced, aiding the design and drawing process. I also found I could zoom in and out more, leading to a more detailed finish to the sprite.
Sprite design - 3rd attempt
Another fun little sprite design, this one intended to be one of the jungle critters our hero (above) must navigate around. Another quite detailed design, I hope it will work at a small size in the game and retain some character. I worry that it won't though - any sprites could probably do with features being exaggerated so their personality comes across at a small size