The eye on the last one was something that took some time (and the shading for the fur/mane.) I can see where it fades into the shading of the rest of the head. The armadillo (Dilloy) was one where I really had the stops pulled out. That is, I put all that I learned into that little guy. And the totem (Totot) was supposed to look treeish, and the stump look is desired. The ringlet around the head was the biggest trouble, and I still haven't found a nice color yet, though I'm going to try out the yellow.
I do find myself scratching far more than fusing now adays, and I thank you for the compliment. I'd love to see what you can drum out from scratch. Also, I have a site to upload these sprites, but not a way to eliminate the white background without going to iaza. Have you any advice on that?