After getting feed back from friends and peers it seems that the girl on the right of the previous post was the obvious choice to make. The term "landslide win" has never applied more. I'm still not entirely settled--who knows maybe I'll get crazy and throw something entirely new out there--especially after receiving some advice from an old pal about how both designs could be pushed more. At any rate I did a color pass on the crowd favorite to help bring things a little more in to focus and a little closer to a finished student film.
Baby steps. Baby steps.