Well I've only ever done two sprites my whole life, but I have done photomanipulation art for several years.
Anyhow, here is a recolor-type ponyta:
And here's a vulpix/beautifly/ludicolo/flygon splice.
Tips are apprieciated.
CONSTRUCTIVE Critism. And don't critisize my spelling. I know I can't spell.
I use GIMP.
To be honest, I don't even know the proper way to make/edit sprites, I'm just kinda winging it. xD
I want to get better, so I am taking orders! I'm willing to try anything!