It wouldn't care if you remove the invisible thingy right?
Also it's ok take your time. And do the OW's first, also remember to do the last two frames from the first index. The one with the player looking sidewards. Well just do that and you can do the backsprite from then on.
lol sorry... D: I took a slight break because I've been learning how to draw human anatomy lately xD anyways, I've got the fishing sprites done already if you want them now. All that's left is the surf and HM animation am I right?
Oh, and would you like me to start on the backsprites first or finish the OWs? I would assume that backsprites are a higher priority for you, since it appears a lot in the game (and would also look nice in the screenshots section) haha x3