And to go along with my Zoria mockup
, here's a small sampling of sprites from the same project. Overall, I wanted to go for a really heavily-shaded chiaroscuro look like Niklas Jansson does on his stuff. Finding 4 palettes that work for everything from NPCs to items to weapons was tricky but I like the ones I settled on in the end.
Big update! Added a ton more of these guys along with some bosses. And screw it, I'll show them all off here instead of just a few.