eh it's fine I never had much on here anyway :D
as for colors, male is fine, but I think you could do with lightening/desaturating the green on female regular, and making the female shiny yellow to complement the shiny male's purple.
I took a crack at the back-design (the one on the left-hand side of your photobucket link), but all the ridges and folds would make it crazy complex and messy in such a small space that a sprite is in. :/
I'm gonna' take another try at the Female-Kanji though, so wish me luck.
Heya Mos! I just wanted to say that your Art Submission is amazing, and I absolutely love it. I've been at home because I was sick at school, so I thought I'd take a crack at spriting your Concept, since it's amazing and has a good chance of winning. You have my Vote. c:
Male Front / Male Back / Female Front / Female Back
Male Shiny Front / Male Shiny Back / Female Shiny Front / Female Shiny Back
I love your prevo design for CAP1. Not sure if you intended it but the lion with a sharp tail aspect kind of conjures a feeling of him being manticore and the idea of a manticore evolving into a gryphon is great.