Your technique has definitely improved! The way the garment lays, the anatomy, and overall finish particularly show it. I do want to say in your attempt to make the pose more dynamic you spread the legs a bit far apart and looks a little unnaturally pulled away from the body. I personally like the old face, it has a charm to it though the new one is more attractive.
Aw, I remember this one! If I'm recalling it right: I catched your 2000d pw therefore I requested a pic from you. That pic was this fire fairy Aw, good old times :_D It's good to see, that you liked this pic like I did The new version looks good too!
You improved a lot over seven years (so jealous) I love the design you did in the "before" wings but I also like the overall shape of the "after" wings. The clothing in the "after" drawing also has a more natural flow then before. You did great! :]
Its very nice work, it would be cool to bring the neopets fairies back from the internet graveyard. Thanks to you I've been motivated to bring em back! And better my art!! Whoo lets go! Im all fired up!!