If I was a Master I would know how to do it correctly.
Anyone can make a period. Skinning a pixel, now that is art!
I'm sure there are major skills involved in getting all those layers, lighting, shadows and all that other artsy stuff into that one little pixel. Is there a pixel gallery? That's a keeper.
I do have one tip for you, DaveBax. Don't use magic pink on little stuff, so far I have 2 pixels and a cursor, somewhere.