Stage 1 - Making the sprite
This is the view of Piskel that you will get, the advert will depend on the websites own choice.
Click on "Create Sprite"
The grey area in the middle is where you create the animation, one pixel at a time.
On the left hand side there are some tools similar to those in paint. There is a yellow box, if you click on it you can duplicate the current frame so that you can edit it to be the next frame.
Here rate the keyboard short-cuts if you wish to use them.
Editing the palate of colours is very similar to programs such as paint.
See what you can do, you might get something like this: