No offence or anything but I like the first one better... The second one is a bit... um... I don't know how to word it but, um, I think the lines should have been thinner and I think the blur tool was a bit overused, and the ears should be a bit bigger. Just my opinion. c:
I see no improvement. All that changed is that the colours became much brighter. While the older one is awkward looking, the newer one is no better. No offence but there is absolutely no improvement. The opposite of improvement, actually.