I hesitated on giving it a serious time but anyways. I do like the black & white version better though. But the fault lies with the painting method. Doing B&W first has its benefits but the detail is lost in transition to color. If you want your color to preserve the brush details, it's far better for you to jump right into coloring after the base sketch. Rendered greyscale can be more trouble than it is worth in transition to color. But then I'm a sucker for painting B&W.
Alrighty then. Back to those other shit.