What other than the sword has been frankensteined?
From what I've seen of Vyncyn's stuff, it's pretty good, but this one looks almost as if he's eating his left shoulder pad...
It's subtle, so it could just be me. The more obvious disconnect though is the sword; I think he's holding it a bit close to the cross-tree. And it seems perhaps one, maybe two pixels too far to the left... not that there's anything wrong with holding a sword close to the cross-tree; it just looks a bit cut off.
hmm... Looking at the sprite again, I get the impression it is falling out of his hand. Or is he just holding it loosely/at an angle? I can't really make up my mind about that one... It may be due in part to my weary brain that I can't. Sometimes it looks just fine, sometimes it doesn't.
Hopefully they can both be fixed fairly easily. Maybe a slight adjustment of the sword, and some obscure pixel-artsy technique to make the border between his mask and shoulder pad more visible. Working with blacks can be a pain... I'm glad it's not me
Apart from that, the sprite looks awesome!
(Ooh, perhaps you can TC the gold trim? Not sure how that would look though..)
Anyhow, I've spent way more words than was necessary to say what I did. I apologize if I sounded mostly negative. Some exclamation marks to counter it: Keep up the good work! I admire what you are doing and the effort you are putting into it!