Redraw: Easter Island Moai / by J. Logan Carey

I've been wanting to redraw some previous sketches for a while to see what how my skills have improved. Here's the first one of those, some Moai from Rapa Nui (Easter Island).

 2016. Sketched in Mischief.

2016. Sketched in Mischief.

Here's the same scene drawn in Procreate.

 2018. Done in Procreate.

2018. Done in Procreate.

I put the comparison up on social media and one of the things people said was they liked the first version as much or better. I guess that's nice, but that's more of a stylistic critique.

For me, I'm very happy with the second one because I feel like there's a much better grasp of depth and perspective and I've been able to add some painting knowledge to my list of skills. I would also consider it a complete illustration where the picture plane is totally complete whereas the first version was really a rough sketch where I stopped at the limits of my skill.

What do you guys think?