This was the first major bead sprite I ever made once I got into the hobby. That was way back in 2010.
I saw someone making this sprite and I went "Man, I want to do that. If I set my mind to it, I can do it." After many hours of work, I managed to crank this out. It still remains as one of my largest projects to date. Looking back, I could have done a lot better, but it one heck of a trial by fire.
Funnily enough, this is the only picture I have of it. I didn't have it saved on my hard drive, so you're getting the FA submission image. I apologize about the quality and the size and everything..this was a very long time ago and I've improved quite a bit since.
The original sprite can be found here: http://www.spriters-resource.com/snes/smetroid/sheet/31615/ -- nobody credited for the upload or sprite rip.