Me too, I love this pixel style because it looks nice and clean!
As for the chopping - valid observations, thanks for the feedback!
I think maybe I might improve it in the polishing phase. Although I usually don't redo stuff it takes too much time. For instance, I improved the looks of the axe because it is a small correction. But for bigger points, if they are decent enough, I often keep them as they are. I try to focus on completing the game and in the next project I use experience gained.