you can shut up, i filled in every single fucking pixel of the nyancat, doing it completely by eye off the blurry and misaligned one c**tpasted further above, and it didn't even get a nyan sticker. someone does earthbound, probably copied off a massively blown up spritesheet off a GIS, with no background, and gets TWO fuck yeahs.
I mean, all strength to them, obviously they know how to play the crowd and the colours will have been harder to get right (...if of course it wasn't pasted in from an Image search and merged using the "darker colour" filter... hmm...). My point more is that it's hard to criticise if you haven't sat there and done the considerable amount of work that's involved in pixel-painting even something like that when you don't have any tool beyond "click one box at a time".
my alternative was trying to recreate the spaceship I used for a sprite in an old game I made in SEUCK...