How is it going?
I actually wanted to invite you to m tournament I made on serebiiforums, since you wanted to learn how to sprite a whiel ago.
Now, it is a tournament where you can get a tutorial every round so it's excellent for beginning spriters. And you can't be eliminated after the first round, so it's really worth entering.
This is the link: http://www.serebiiforums.com/showthread.php?t=474454
So hopefully you'll join :)