I have to say I really love your works Cre8vSteph! The colours of the first one are really well done and adds so much more depths to the pic, the area around the eyes especially draw my attention. o.o
As already said, gouache and pastels were an interesting combination, but you managed them very well.
The second one I really love the lighting of, nice and hazy. I can't tell you how much I envy people who can manage oils like that. (i.e...not me. ._.)