Yeah, the composition of this one is much better... Your eyes go from the viking guys to the sorcerer at the top, whereas in the other one, there isnt really a straight line of focus. The colours are also a lot more striking but I can't decide if the colour scheme in this one is better than the other. They both have they'r strong points I guess =] Amazing work though ^.^ much better than anything I could achieve xx
Definitely a huge improvement! The details look a lot more solid now. I think it's good that you flipped the image. The colors are now more dramatic and reworking cape is a good move as well. It adds to the composition. I like it!
I like how you've reworked the colours in this - the inclusion of the green from the fog on the cloak really draws it together well. Its a lovely painting...well, if lovely is the way to describe these guys!