This is an emote I made for my Twitch.tv page. I stream video games & art live on Twitch.tv. People can subscribe to my channel for a small monthly fee & will be provided the use of this emote across the Twitch platform. My name there is TheRetroRelic & I play a lot of retro games, Mario games mostly so I decided to do a Small Mario version of myself. This is my own original artwork.
This gif file I have provided is a step-by-step of the process. If you have any questions please ask in the comments.
BONUS: I made a change between the finished gif file and the finished example, can you spot the difference? It's subtle