Rest your quads, it's Monday again. It's only been a few weeks since we did the last effects theme (dust), but since they're helpful towards future animations, I'm putting up another.
Week 7 - Kaboom~
The challenge this week is all about explosions, pops, fires, and damage. Like the dust challenge, you're free to handle this how you wish, as long as the sprite is composed entirely of some sort of explosive effect. It doesn't have to be fiery or fancy, it can simply be the pop of a bullet exploding.. or it can be as crazy and complex as an atomic bomb.
Example borrowed from "http://www.metalslugsprites.net":
Example of Street Fighter 3 borrowed from "www.zweifuss.com":