Hey there Ben, and merry christmas to ya!
I like 'em they're nice n warm, n I do like the colors you have chosen! Very nice expression and mood in the second one.
Seems like you have got anatomy pretty much under controll, shadowin is by me the thing
you could improve the most upon. More distinct shadowin and casted shadows is extremely
important for lifelikedness... The guys arm on ye first one casts a shadow, which looks great,
though its not consistant throughout the painting.
Key sorry for all the crittin mate, overall I like 'em alot! Good work.