This was/is the reference sprite I used to make sure all my objects where at the right scale on my tileset. It uses the colours from dragon quest 3 male protaganist. Hopefully I can use this as my avatar
Re coloured with the adivce from Eishiya. I just started with each of the different colour groups and made the darker bits darker and the lighter bits lighter becasue before they all blended together. I also used some shading do better define certian parts. When making things darker and lighter I also changed the hue but only slightly.
I heard somewhere that you shouldn't use any other colours than black and near black for a sprite outline, so that is what I did.