The question may sounds weird (and very noobish but i'am :p) but i can't find any answer. When making pixel art, it is often said that a color palette could be 2, 4, 8, 16 or even 256 colors, through it is not recommended. When it comes to the palette choice, is it for a single sprite (like a character, and another palette for the landscape for example) or for an entire game (and in this case i must stick to the same palette for every sprites) ?
Honnestly i think it is for an entire game, but my mind is stuck with the second question implied by this answer: how could i do everything (characters, trees, rocks, explosions, sky...) with only - let's say - 8 colors ? All my sprites looks flat because of this, i can't find a suitable color to make a nice shading.