The only issue was that the sprites were rejected with no reasoning the first round through. I read the first post but it never mentioned high-contrast and more HGSS style spriting, so I assumed it was D/P (for me my mind just went straight to gen 4). Chaos cleared that up for me. Knowing that, I thought I should reconstruct the edits and explanation, that's the only reason why I explained some of the other issues beyond the original coloring, which I really love for an anime style.
The only other thing was that the other edits, beyond the color, were rejected without a reason, though they more closely resembled the Sugimori artwork and aestetic (for instance discernible facial features which are the core of any sprite).
The basic "rules of spriting" were just some tips from observations over the years, such as pupil positioning. I never meant to come off as if I knew more than you. You could actually help me in some choices of color especially! I also made sure to give you some praise along with some areas for improvement. This really is a great resource so far!
Though, I understand I made may have hurt your feelings, that was not the intention. I just thought I'd give a shot at helping polish some of the sprites. I apologize and genuinely hope you continue to do well with the resource. There are several sprites that you have done that really are dang near perfection, if not, perfect for the style. I apologize for any hurt feelings and will respect your wishes not to make any further critiques or edits to your sprites.