Aw hell, I've learned how to animate pixels. No good can come of this.
So, this started out as an attempt to create a sprite based on the 'critter' art of Taskidog (aka Furseiseki), and it eventually evolved into an attempt at doing a sprite in the vein of an Animaniacs/Tiny Toon Adventures character. Once I got the look of the character down pat (which took the bulk of the time on this project), it took me all of five minutes to create a simple blinking animation.
STATS: About three hours, 12 colors (11 + transparency), wholly original work, style and general pose referenced from sprites from the SNES games Animaniacs and Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster Busts Loose.
I welcome (and encourage) comments and criticism. Feel free to use this in whatever way you wish without limitation.