The old one feels a lot more industrial and technical to me, probably due to the amount of blue and lack of soft round forms you have here. This one feels a lot more welcoming with all the warm colours, soft clouds and glowy lighting. I'd say these are two different interpretations of what an airborne city could look like, both being pretty awesome and ending up on my hard drive.
Mmmmyes it did. This one is less abstract and it's a bit easier to tell that it's a city, but the old painting had more movement to it. Both are really, really great though. Some of my favorites out of the entire fandom.
Oh you know how to make me happy. I loved your old Cloudsdale, and I love this new picture. In fact, the whole concept of Cloudsdale, a city build from clouds is so astonishing to me. And now I have a new postcard from it