So I was to create sprites and found myself pondering the style in which to use. A part of me decided that it should be high in resolution, making it 'visible', like being able to see the heroine's facial expression. Tried that, too much work. So the bigger part of me decided the way of the minimalist (less details & lower resolution ... very much lower):
Here's an an enemy that was quickly put together:
I'll see if I could come up with pixels-on-pixels action in the soonest of time.