Now as many of you know who have played Blocky Man(or seen a screenshot, for that matter), I'm not exactly the best sprite artist in the world. However, I am honestly making an effort to improve my drawing skills, as well as trying to enjoy actually drawing sprites(I usually don't). Some enemies I'm actually drawing out, rather than just using the MS paint shape tools. An example of this would be the Space Pirates in level 3. Even though my art is a prime example of Programmer Art, it still doesn't mean it can't look decent. Also when considering that the game itself is supposed to look cartoony, I think I at least do a satisfactory job at it.
I think when I really sit down and try, I can draw some pretty decent sprite art. For instance, I think my Stompy Avatar here is pretty nice, although simple, sprite art. My point is, I'm trying to improve.
Actually programming the game is so much more fun anyway[grin]