This still has plenty of rough edges if you look closely but ive spent enough time on this already!
its a huge gif so it might take a while to load and play through smoothly, and IE might not play it at full speed. get chrome!!
update: made a 1080p video version and put it on youtube. ive done that with every mockup ive made in the last 9 months, since i started to get into pixel art properly about a year ago i think, and its interesting (to me at least!) to see the progression. [link]