the face is a little odd; I can barely see his eyes. It helps to make his irises darker. His hand's outline is also fairly light. Besides that, I don't have many qualms with the sprite; it's pretty well made. Nice job ^^
Beyond brutal. I can usually tell the base of some, but I had no clue for this one. As for my Maxie sprite, I thought Colress looked similar, so I'd consider it more of a Recolor than a custom sprite.
But hey, this is amazing~!
The shading seems fine by me~ (Then again, the problem could be the hair, or something of that nature.)I made my own OR/AS Maxie sprite a while back, and I have to say, yours looks way better than mine. -May I ask what bases you used for this?-