At CVG United, we are fortunate to have some very talented people. One of the Team CVG members we are lucky to be involved with is The Arlequin. He posted this Sprite Tutorial recently in the forums and I figure it would be a good place here too. English is not his native language, so pardon any grammar and spelling issues please.
This is the final result of Dante, from Dante's Inferno. To check out the forum thread on all this, go here: Sprite Tutorial with The Arlequin
And did you check out the images of Spawn from his sig I posted at the beginning of this article? Well, he's coming soon :)