This is the stance of the protagonist of a little game i'm currently developing.
I've made a 6 color version (on the left) and a 14 color one because i'm deciding wich style goes better with the atmosphere of the game.
Any feedback it's apreciated!
For me it depend on the rest of your game how it looks like.
Thank you for your edit! Compared to me you are more than an expert! That edit will help me a lot!
I really like the dynamic style of this character and the fact its side scroller view.
I feel on the second guy, the light blue is a bit too strong on the clothes and a few parts of the shading stand out in a negative way, I made a bit of an edit, I am by no means claiming to be an expert however, so feel free to ignore my feedback as some things are perhaps a difference in style more than anything.
Really kinda need to see what the other sprites look like to be able to pick which one to go with. Love them both