Enjoy some original Swing the Cat artwork. As you might've guessed my method for creating the graphics was to create a large image in Paint and then shrink it down to the required size with GIMP, its so much easier to do that than pixel art but it does mean some detail can get lost.
(Someone else drew the dog, I'm too talentless)
(It's a heart, geddit?)
Feel free to comment on your method of designing graphics.