This...is what I friggin' wish my pixel art could look like. I tell people 'you can do so much with 256/64/32/16/whatever colors', but my stuff is never the best example. This...man, I could learn something from this. Awesome stuff!
Curious little question, I'm actually wondering how you get your color palettes, especially since you seem to start with a lot of colors and go down. I usually just steal my color palettes from whatever I'm reviewing, so I kind of cheat.