The first map is simple but respectable and on my screen quite readable. The second is an entirely different style but certainly a somewhat more advanced map. However, for any of us to give you advice, one really needs to know what goal you want to attain. There are thousands and thousands of maps on this site with almost as many different styles and approaches as there are maps. How do you want your maps to look? Once one has an answer to that, some folks may have some good tips on how to get you there.