I realised not too long ago of the crappyness of my old grunt lizard guy. At the time he represented my max abilities with pixelart (about 3 years ago). I figured I may as well revisit this guy and make it up to par with my current abilities.
12 colours + trans. 5 colours reused in both colour ramps.
Fixed several major things:
colour convervation / unification
composition and lighting
the old one can be viewed here: http://pixeljoint.com/pixelart/2729.htm?sec=rating
and here is an animated progress gif combining the processes of the old as well as the new versions: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v169/calypson/grunt_anim.gif