Part One: [link]
Part Two: [link]
This tutorial was made for Microsoft Paint, and you'll need knowledge of the program for any program-related tips and hints I give. Besides that, it could probably be used for anything that lets you pixel shade.
If my tips get enough confused stares, I may make a tutorial for the program. Until then, I direct you here for a very good one: [link]
All pictures are either at 2x or 1x zoom level. I normally work at either 8x or 10x zoom, but for the sake of space, I am only showing the steps at 2x.
1) This was made from a contest doll I was making - so please don't recreate the design exactly except for practice, or something.
2) Don't follow it pixel for pixel for pixel - do your own outlining and shading.
3) Feel free to use any palettes I provide in the tutorial.
Base used in the tutorial is by Watermelon Bubblegum [link]