I'm creating certain game for which the programming part mostly done, but I'm having trouble with the art. I don't have an artist, so I must do it myself. I need sprites like those: http://img113.imageshack.us/img113/5488/maleassassincrossdz7.gif they don't need to be as professional, but will have the same size and follow the same style (8 directions, front-angle). I have time to learn. So, what tools would you recommend me to look at in order to make those?