Sounds good to me. I guess I need to realize that most people don't care what's official or canon in the Pokémon universe when making hacks.
As for the old man creeper in Celadon, I don't think you need to change anything. I thought it was pretty clear that that's what he was doing in the game. I'm actually surprised that this little detail was kept in the U.S. version in the game!
I like the fact that you have nit-picky input, helps me flesh things out better. I know Game Freak changed Jynx to purple officially. But, when I said de-censor everything I can, that's what I plan on doing. I still probably have some text to look out for. Such as, apparently in Celadon City the old man is creeping on the girls, but, I'm not sure how the Japanese version is worded and I was never motivated enough to play Fire Red in Japanese to go transcribe the text, haha.
Yeah, I understand that Jynx could come off as Blackface, but, I don't think a kid's video game company like Game Freak would intentionally go out of their way to be racist. Whenever I have enough material to update and more people reply in the thread, I'll address this issue head on. If it still becomes an issue, I'll recolor to a lighter more Grey-shade or very Dark Purple/Blue. I wanna keep it closer to Game Freak's original intent. But, I'm willing to compromise if it comes to it.
Sounds like you're making good progress. As for de-censoring Jynx...I'm not sure how I feel about that. I personally never had any problems with it, but there might be some out there who (still) do. The big issue at hand with me, though, is that it goes against what Game Freak now accepts as a critical design feature for this particular Pokémon.
As always, feel free to go on with what you feel is best. I'm probably just way too nit-picky or perfectionistic than most others on this site! :D
I did a different pose first for a mock up image, that was a compromise for now. I will edit it once I get more things done. The Leaf back was already shrunk a bit, as was Red's, I originally made them using the DS dimensions. The Blue sprite was a edited one. Can't really say heavily, 'cause it's still the original with minor edits and a pallete change here and there.
I've kinda been random on the order of Pokémon revamps. So far it's been, 1-9, 51, 124 (De-censored it, Jynx is Black again), and inserted the Black/White sprites of Sceptile/Blaziken/Swampert and the DP sprites of Poochyena and Mightyena.
That's good to hear that you're going through with giving the entire game a DS makeover, as opposed to just battle sprites. The Poké Ball graphics change is a welcome one.
A couple of comments on the new backsprites, though. First off, what's with Red's awkward slumping posture? I really can't tell at all what position he's supposed to be in. And Leaf's hat seems a bit squished. The base detailing and style look appropriate, though.
The altered Blue sprite looks alright, nothing a little bit of touching up can't fix.
Yeah, haha. The new games still use the 16 color palletes, so with that, that is true actually. I also attempted to correct the female hero's shading and I replaced the backsprites with 4th Gen versions of both.
I also made a subtle change to the Poké Ball graphics when battling trainers or a Pokémon you've already caught. Made it to look more like the 4th Gen version. For the most part, I'm updating a majority of graphics to look like 4th/5th Gen game.
Yeah, I got'cha. I've been using the fourth gen sprites as reference when re-coloring the 3rd gen ones. Some sprites will just be the 4th/5th Gen ones. Such as Charizard has its HG/SS sprite for the front and a re-colored one for the back. Sceptile will use its 5th Gen, a lot of Hoenn will since it has a better pallete than 3rd gen.
Charizard Example - with screens:
I went and made the waist a tad bigger, so it looks more natural. I will focus on correcting some of the shading after I work on more of the Pokémon.
I fixed Bulbasaur and made it's face look more like 5th Gen and took the bottom from the 5th Gen sprite:
Re-coloring the Pokémon sprites, eh? Sounds like a neat idea, I kind of prefer that the games went for a more straight-up cartoonish look for sprites in the 4th and 5th Generation games versus the 3rd Generation. It looks like you've got a good grasp on what to do with them, but it seems a little more could be done about Bulbasaur, particularly with the face.
As for the new Leaf (I'm guessing that's her canon game name, with Green being her manga name) sprite, it looks much better than before! There are two immediate issues that stick out, though. First, her waist is ridiculously slim. I don't think she can support her own weight given those proportions! And second, the overall shading seems to be a bit...off. It's definitely more of the style of the DS games than that of the GBA games (which is good), but it all comes off a bit flat.