they are both still terible, it needs contrast, better shading, and less pillow shading. also, the blackoutlines on both just make it seem more so like a horibly made edit, due to the colors you have picked and how the black doesnt go with them. i recommend changing the colors as well.
also, from what i saw last page, you dont need the crease, but the pants still are really bad.
well, in comparation with others spriters i prefer make simple sprites with simple shading,like an old good 2D video game, dont need super 3D grapfics to make a good game...and me, i love good game. :D