Eelektross, for Pokemon Amethyst. Done by me, awaiting QC. Actually had to edit this a lot, because it originally was as thick as its head all the way down the body. Also went through a phase when I forgot I was shading a sprite and went hyper-realistic with it. (wrinkles in the skin, para example) All colors came from the original sprite, except for the claw shade and the blue highlight, as the original highlight was too bright for widespread use. Came out looking nice, if I do say so myself.
PASS (Pokemon Ametyst Sprite Site) entry here:[link]
Original Amethyst thread here, with details on fair use and other fun things:[link]
Comments and criticisms are encouraged, as I always enjoy hearing about ways in which I can improve my art. +)