Originally Posted by Larvitar
Goodness. What happened to Deoxys? Ever heard of edit colours. Maybe you should check it out.
Can't help but agree, you can't really do anything in MS Paint if you only use the default colors. If those default colors are all you use, then it's impossible to do shading effects on the sprites, and therefore, it's never going to look just right. You've got to change those colors, its the only way.
Try doing that, and really work harder on those sprites. And look at the other examples of work around you and see how they do it. Don't copy them, but keep in mind what they're doing to make their sprites, and perhaps you'll get as good as they are.