Yep, I see tinkered feet. Much better.
If it were me I'd make his feet really look squished into the mud. The ground looks so dour anyway that having his feet sink halfway in would really give that, well, sinking feeling; especially with him being a hefty fellow.
But the improvement you made are definitely that: an improvement. Good deal.
As for the lighting, I knew you had a reason for everything. You know your craft too well to overlook lighting source and rendering of shadows.
I look forward to seeing the colored piece. ... After all, everyone knows pencilers don't matter. It's the digital coloring that makes art great.