A few months back I had a gameplay concept that was a cross between fighting and puzzle games, and I wanted the aesthetic for the game to be more lively and colourful. So I went for the kid-friendly "chibi" style of character drawing that was well represented in games like Pocket Fighter (Super Gem Fighter Mini Mix) and Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo. These pixels were drawn up a while ago, before I started really experimenting with hand-made drawings as the base for sprites, and I have no real intention of revising/redrawing them now. You might still find inspiration from them though, as others have done.
The top row of characters were all drawn first in a more 'flat' shading style. The second row was a combination of revised and new sprites using a shading style more similar to games like King of Fighters XIII. In retrospect it doesn't mesh that well with the drawing style.