I haven't made a ton of progress yet, but I have started to make the sprites and tilesets. I'll finish them tomorrow morning.
I made a sprite of Rose, as seen here
But turns out it was too small! I'll have to outline a base next time.
I know I'm capable of creating better art and more detailed tilesets, but I really want to be able to finish this game. So, I'm keeping it minimalistic.
I'm doing the sprites in sai and the tiles in paint. I'm gonna touch them up a bit tonight.
Wow, this really is tedious.