I agree about the cloudiness in the eyes in the first one. I also do like the colors in both pictures. On the second one, is he laying down or leaning against something? If he is sitting up, is it possible to have the light coming towards him rather than from the side? That would also help with the shadow issue. Wanted to also mention that I don't mind the shadow too much really. It makes him look like he's laying down to me. It is almost too bright on his left side though and that does bother me.