The Cybermen are from a very popular British BBC TV sci fi series called Dr Who, not sure if you have heard of it over there in the States.
I used a grid ref photo to draw from then hand pixelled. I wanted to try a rim light effect so added the explosion. This is my first serious attempt at non isometric pixel art, it made me realise how hard, if enjoyable pixelling is, also made me realise how good you guys are!!