Okay. Well, how about I sorta show you how to? If you have a sprite that you are dissatisfied with, you can message me it and I'll sorta try to "correct", for lack of a better word, it by showing you screenshots of before I've tried my hand in it and after, showing the canges I made and writing what you should keep in mind and stuff. Would that work?
But that sprite isn't bad! It just needs to be worked on a little! The shading is good and the concept is also cool, there just a few hiccups on the way. I'd recommend that since it's the first stage of that one's evolutionary line (I presume so), you should try to make look more roundish. I can see that the head could be a bit rounder on the top. Try to avoid making "corners" when you connect two lines in the sprite. For example, between his legs there are two "corners", you should avoid making these unless you're making spikes or something along those lines. And you should of course have the outlining facing away from the light-source colored black or a deep color. Like on one of his ears, the outlining is light even though that part is shaded and thus it seems.. strange. You want to sorta "frame in" the sprite with the outlines. And don't outmine with a color that's lighter than the color around it. Like the metal-plate on his head is outlined with a lighter color than his fur, which makes it again seem a bit strange.
I'd be happy to help you out with the sprites and stuff, in case you want help that is.
Man that is a nice set of tiles, yo. I like it, it looks like FR/LG but more fresh and new. Kinda like a NeoFR/NeoLG if that makes any sense whatsoever.
Yeah, I can see what you mean when you say that having poor skill isn't good in yoir position. Or amybody's, really. I mean, I'm relatively good at Pokémon-sprites, but I can improve of course. However, trainer sprites for some reason does not work well with me. Overworlds are fine, but not the sprites themselves.
Well, the bad jokes are the good jokes right now, are they not?
And so are yours! I especially like the Grass-Fakemon-thingy (Wow, I sure can express myself vividly!) in your thread. Also, I like your tiles too, they're sweet. Personally I haven't really tried tile-spriting, or, at least not in a Pokémon-ish style.