I implemented a Spritemap for my weapons. It was not very difficult, but there will be some drudge work for adding all the actual items. Now I think I know how to do animations, too. Woo!
I also added bloodsplatter as a new layer, trying to get to grips with juggling multiple layers while drawing. I think it will be very useful for the weapon/armor overlay, as well as other special FX. For now, bloodsplatter will do nicely.