Hollymon, I don't know if you come on here anymore, but if you do could you please send me the picture you draw of my electric/water pokemon? I don't know for sure if you drew it, but if it is please send it to me :) Ofcourse if you still have it.
I'm GMT -4 or whatever eastern US is, and I'll be available after probably 3 or 4 tomorrow if tomorrow works. Or another day if you would prefer. Contacting me on irc is another good way to reach me, and probably more reliable.
good stuff for the noiv advice, it's no secret backsprites are harder to do. Quanyails and I were discussing the mertis of artists making small backsprite poses for pixel artists to get the poses better. Lack of references kill sometimes (I am slightly better at this but not all).
Yours is 457 x 640. Is that the size you made it or did you resize it? It that's the original size you could stretch it out, but it would lower the quality of the image. If you want to redo it a bit, set the canvas size to 750 x 1050.
I wasn't really convinced of my own design so I wouldn't be happy if it would win ^^
And I didn't really have much time because of my exams :p
Bummer because today I probably would have worked on it (because I had the time) if the polls wheren't up.