They are both nice in different ways. I like this one because it has a more subtle creepy/sinister feel to it. I like the black and white one because it stares me down in an uncomfortable way. I do feel the black and white is stronger. Lovely work!
Thank you very much for the helpful comment! I actually completely agree with you on the color vs. black and white versions. If this digital coloring were a little less bland, I might like it more. I suppose this is where textures and brushwork help lend more character rather than take it away. Thanks again!