Obviously nobody will take me seriously if I rely on the RTP for everything. That'd make me a scrub. I want to know how I can get started designing my own characters and importing them into the program? I have Gimp, but don't know how to use it well and I have heard of Piskel. I also wonder how the pros over here go about it? Do they hand draw their stuff, do they literally draw on their computer via a special touch program or what? I don't know where to start and would like to know what the consensus over here is on designing and using custom made characters/maps. Thanks.