I was actually just going to send you a Visitor Message, but you beat me there. I'm currently not working on Ancient Emerald, seeing as it has many different glitches I haven't been able to fix. If you want to help with NeoRed, please tell me. You won't be working on both at the same time.
Hmm...could you try taking the original Red/Blue sprites frontsprites and make them look more GBC like? For instance, instead of using two different shades of blue on Squirtle, use a shade of blue and a shade of brown. It'll take a bit of work, but I'm really going to need these done.