I liked the older model in the OP much better. I think there is too much going on with the new one. The color clashing detracts from the model because there is just too many different colors that don't work to compliment each other. You have green, yellow, gold, blue, purple, white, gray, dark gray, brown, black, cyan and possible an orange block I spy there. (Even more on his back that can't be seen here) Far too much detail there just doesn't look as good to me and makes his characteristics a huge pain to distinguish. Everything that should be graceful about him is lost in the detail instead of further brought out.
The only miss-matched color on him would be his dark green wings, this was used because the stone wall texture could not be used. as it looked horrendous, As of now it looks 100x better (in-game) than the first model.
All those colors complement the others except maybe the green wings.
I'd try and simplify the colors a bit once again. I'd also get rid of all of his swords too. He has too much stuff. He would look better holding only the staff as it is easily the most fitting for him. (And in the future move the staff to his back so he can keep it after animation. It will actually be in the way now if you feel you want to go ahead and make the switch)
I agree I put way too much on him, He even has swords on his back as well lol, But Im just having fun with it right now because the hands will need to be empty during animations.
That was the plan once animations come out, to place the staff on his back, Its bearable to see it duel wielding atm.
He does have alot of stuff, frankly though the only thing I think is out of place are the dark dots on the staff, And I should of used carbon for the wings and maybe the duel swords on his back are overkill. Which is very few, I worried more about the overall body shape and design than if he has a lot of items.
Other than that, blue/yellow/purple/gold/grey work marvels together and don't clash. Its the green. which could be darker grey instead. But Theres plenty of time for all that before animations, at this point in time, I have messed with it too much already.
From any real builders standpoint, Or just looking at it as an NPC statue,
V2 is way more advanced than v1 and The coloration is better, With the exception of wings.