here are a few sprites i just made:
<img src="http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t294/vinnyang/templateSmallScale.gif"><img src="http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t294/vinnyang/Charlie.gif"><img src="http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t294/vinnyang/templateMaleReady.gif">
the first and third sprite are for anyone to use, provided that they are willing to put in the effort to animate/complete the sprite
the first one is of a smaller scale and should be easier to animate because the limbs are simply lines unlike the meaty limbs of the third sprite
the second one is my rendition of deadeye's Charlie!
basically for those who need a starting point and don't do so well with anatomy.
enjoy, and let's see what everyone comes up with (i'll be doing my own animations as well, of course)!