I see. I'll try to do what I can and maybe turn in what I've come up with. If I'm still stuck, then maybe it isn't the shading, but perhaps the detail -- some of them are rather bland.
Either way, this forum should probably be more about you, and I don't want to make it seem like it's about me and the DJ. Could you create a mingle between Giratina and Lugia? I would appreciate that as much as the advice you have given me :)
First, a mix of sylveon+gardevoir. Its eyes will be blue with white pupils, its hair and dress will be cream colored, and its skin will be pinkish. Give it sylveon's tail, shorten the dress in the back if necessary; also make its ears more like sylveon's ears. Make its feet a bit more like paws at the bottom if you want, doesn't matter to me. Finally, add a bow in its hair; the bow will be a different shade of cream and will have a different shade of pink in the middle(basicly like sylveon's bow); lighter or darker, either is fine. I'd recommend keeping the skin a lighter pink though. (Please include as an attachment, my browser won't make the images clickable in the thread itself for some reason I still haven't figured out. lol)
Also, do you only do pokemon fusions? Or will you do character/OC sprites too?