haha, i know. i like the effects in the first one too. but they're a little messy. the second version has too little of effects while I think I went overboard with the effects in the first one. Doesn't really matter, tho, because the tag wasn't one I put much effort in. Like the text says, it was all random. :p
glad you prefer the new one of the second one(s), though! i like it too :3
I did what you told me to do. Boy, have I come a long way since then. :O I mean, whether the earlier versions were better or the recent ones is subjective but...there's no denying that my style went through a lot of changes when I look back at these.
i was looking through your old galleries and came across this sexy thing http://www.pokecommunity.com/showpost.php?p=6197300&postcount=22 and thought of an diea for you. why not grab the renders of your previous works and try to redo them now? could be interesting to see how you've improved/your perspectives have changed!!