Thats one nasty customer! Heres a video of the thing being drawn and animated: [link]
The GIF size limit cuts off a part of the wings, download the full version to see the whole thing.
This monster is an odd mix of a shrimp, a hippocampus and a dragonfly. The game it is for has a resolution of 320X240 so that monster takes up most of the screen in it.
The whole work was over two days, started at around 11h pm on jan 19th, and finished at around 4-5PM on jan 20th, taking around 6 hours of work in all.
I decided to fully animate this monster about halfway through the work, just after I had finished the detailed insect wings... I had to remove the wings because of that decision: insect wings flap too fast and the details in them would have been a confusing mess of colors(not to mention a real pain to animate).
It is a boss for a game I am working on. Maybe I will animate the death animation next or maybe ill move on to another beastie. I am not showing off most of the sprites I'm making these days because I don't really want to show too much of the game's content before its done, its an exploration-ey thing and all. Most of the fun comes from discovering the game while initially playing it.