I think if i ever do end up making a game, i want to break the main character. Both physically and mentally, take everything hes ever known, everything hes ever loved that ever made him happy and completely destory them, then force him to get back up and continue.
For all those that have tried spriting or are looking into trying it. Keep pushing at it, never give up. Be VERY CRITICAL of yourself, but never stop working to improve your abilities, it starts hard but it gets easier and looks so much better over time. Let me show you, my first sprite ever is in the first comment.