I'm quite happy with the material work in both, still, I like the second one more though.
The first one is just a regular skeleton fresh from the grave and quite good as newbie fodder. The second is called the " Skeleton warrior, looks more badass than it is ingame ^^.
During the process of those two I tried out some new techniques I learned a couple of weeks ago. It took me a while to get them to that state, but that thechnique has great potential to speed things up quite a lot once I get more used to it :)