Beautiful improvement, and nowhere near worse! It's very clear and bright, and the colors are pleasing to the eye, and they compliment each other well. The anatomy is pretty good and the fur on the neck flows quite well, and looks like how fur should flow.
But I think that you could tone down the paw pads color, the pink seems a bit bright. Amazing detail on the eyes though! They look so much better than the old ones. Sorry if this is a little short.
(I know this is really late so ;^
Keeping improving my friend (that I just found OOF)