A basic tutorial showing you how to animate and simply shade a pixel icon! You can use any image you like, the one I have used is just an example and a way for you to do a test and see if you are following right
FOR THE NEWEST VERSION OF GIMP:
I have created another tutorial to help with saving on the new GIMP 2.8 which can be found here: [link]
Saving as animation is different on the new version so please use it if you get stuck! YOU NO LONGER HAVE TO PUT THE WORD (LAYER #)(REPLACE) IN YOUR LAYER NAME! JUST MAKE SURE THAT THEY LAYERS ARE IN THE ORDER THAT YOU WANT THEM TO ANIMATE INT!!