So when I saw this week's challenge, I immediately thought of a sunset beach kind of setting for this. Around the same time, I also had plans on remaking a scene from Pokemon Yellow that also had a beach setting. I decided to merge the two things together to form this. And as an added bonus, I decided to make this into an HD piece since there's no size restriction for this challenge. You can see the WIP of this here.
Working with these 4 colors was a bit challenging, but having worked on other pieces that used the Gameboy's 4-color palette, wiether by pixel or by pen, this wasn't really a problem for me. This was also a first where I tried out the index painting technique demostrated by Chasm co-developer Dan Fessler; that technique was used for the sky and clouds only. The rest was all pixeled by hand.
I originally wanted to make this whole thing animated (such as making the ears and the tail move from the breeze, the same goes with the palm tree leaves and the ocean), but unfortunately I have family coming over this week and I probably won't have the time to get that done. So I'm posting this as is.
This was all done with three programs: GraphicsGale, Pro Motion, and Photoshop (for the index painting).
EDIT: Thanks to Finlal's critique, I fixed the sun's reflection to its rightful position.