Forgive my newbieness. This seems to be the appropriate way to submit a pixel for use as an avatar. This is just a basic pixel version of my usual avatar.
Thanks surt. Those are good tips and ideas. I'll have a fiddle with it later on.
I feel the sharp single pixels at the corners of the belly are a bit harsh.
The orange againt the light-grey also a bit harsh (add some antialiasing maybe).
You've got a bunch of duplicate near-identical colours in there.