Her expressions are cute. :3 I think putting "real" hair on animals is a bit strange, but the way you drew it works well. I have to say that the colored version's hair looks better to me though. I'm not sure why. Helpful, I know. I do like the fluffy you added to her tail and legs though.
I totally know what you mean! I am usually also not a fan of "hair" on animals, but I think it fits Aik. It's a good way to make her look very feminine. I could also go with a very fluffy mane but personally(!) I think a fluffy mane looks rather impressive than cute and feminine. You get what I'm trying to say? xD
It does make her look more feminine. Yeah, big fluffy manes are usually associated with male characters, or monsters. No, I like the fluff on her hind paws! She has semi-long hair on her chest and neck, so it isn't too weird that she has some long hair on her feet. Maybe she should have some slightly longer hair on her front feet to match though. I don't know, that might be too much. Or maybe shorten the hair on her hind paws? Whatever looks better to you is what you should go with. :3
Naja, wichtige Unterschiede gibts kaum, ich hab auch primär die Skizze mit dem Bild recht daneben verglichen. Der größte Unterschied ist die Art wie die Haare auf der Stirn fallen. Beim Oberen ists leicht diagonal, während die Haare beim unteren auf die Mitte zugehen.