Wow, you certainly did improve. The scales, the wings, the whole design, I love it. Definitely showing great improvement in a small amount of time. My only critiques would have to be that I personally would have liked to have seen the colors of the dragon a bit darker in the new one. It's easy to see the awesome details in a light tone, but I feel like he's lost a kind of dragon-y look by turning so bright. Maybe that's just me. And the ball he's holding, I actually prefer the original. I mean, it would be more realistic to have the orange sun rays reflecting on it, but I liked the mysticism of having the bright swirling whites in the original- with a subject like a giant blue crystal ball, I think mysticism may be more valuable than realism in this circumstance. ^^ Other than those, though, I think it's a great pic.