I think you should use the 2nd version. I wish I could do that! ;)
Yeah the second one is a lot better!
I like the second version also. Great work, such talent! This kind of stuff goes way over my head.
Yes the second version is the best! The first version's shine is a bit too strong. I should attempt to drawing hair on my computer one day since I've never drawn it on the computer before...but I've just learned the basics recently in Gimp lol. I love you blog btw, your sims are beautiful!